Substance abuse assessment and treatment: The current training and practice of APA Division 22 members

Elizabeth Da Silva Cardoso, Steven R. Pruett, Fong Chan, Timothy N. Tansey

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Objective: To determine the preparedness of rehabilitation psychologists to work with people with disabilities with primary or secondary substance-related problems by examining their education, training, and current practice. Design: Mail survey. Participants: 76 (47 men, 29 women) Division 22 members of the American Psychological Association. Results: Although 79% of respondents reported treating individuals with alcohol and other drug issues, over half rated their training in substance abuse treatment as inadequate. Referring to self-help groups and instilling cognitive-behavioral coping skills were common treatments. Participants reported a lack of preparation in substance abuse training in their graduate program coursework, practicum, and internship. Conclusion: Continuing education and changes to curriculum requirements, with linkage to existing certification bodies, should be considered to close the gap between training and practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-178
Number of pages4
JournalRehabilitation Psychology
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May 1

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Self-Help Groups
Psychological Adaptation
Continuing Education
Certification
Postal Service
Disabled Persons
Internship and Residency
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Rehabilitation
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Education
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Pharmaceutical Preparations
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  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Cardoso, Elizabeth Da Silva ; Pruett, Steven R. ; Chan, Fong ; Tansey, Timothy N. / Substance abuse assessment and treatment : The current training and practice of APA Division 22 members. In: Rehabilitation Psychology. 2006 ; Vol. 51, No. 2. pp. 175-178.
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