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Live Webinar- Presented By: Reed A. Morrison, Ph.D., The Therapeutic Use of the Workplace in the Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders

August 29 , 2017 11:02 am

This webinar will present descriptions and reports of research, historical and current, which investigate the utility of the workplace as a site and modality for treatment, including a discussion of the psychological principles that make it work. The presentation will draw upon the success of the DOT Return-to-Duty Process and research conducted by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Learning and Health in collaboration with American Substance Abuse Professionals (ASAP), a nationwide SAP services provider.

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to: 

  • describe and discuss operant conditioning as a mechanism for behavior change; 
  • describe the difference between positive and negative reinforcement as it is used the DOT Return-to-Duty Process;
  • discuss why the DOT Return-to-Duty process can be described in terms of operant conditioning;
  • identify three employment based models for achieving and maintaining drug use abstinence; and
  • describe and discuss the purpose, structure and operations of the Therapeutic Workplace.

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