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RCORP - Rural Center of Excellence on SUD Prevention


Training sessions available for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Treatment Seeking (CBT-TS)

Please email us at or call us at 1-844-263-8762 (1-844-COE-URMC) to sign up for a training!

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Treatment Seeking (CBT-TS) is a one-session, 45-minute intervention delivered via telehealth. In the session, a provider works with an individual to identify thoughts that are serving as barriers to treatment and then helps them modify those thoughts through cognitive restructuring to increase the likelihood that they will seek treatment. 

Dr. Tracy Stecker of the Medical University of South Carolina, who developed CBT-TS, and Dr. Lisham Ashrafioun of UR Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence are partnering with rural providers interested in implementing this intervention. The program includes provider training—consisting of a single one-hour session that can be completed in person, by phone, or by video call. This training is applicable for providers in a variety of settings, including primary care, mental health clinics, and substance use disorder clinics, and in various disciplines, such as nurses, social workers, psychologists, physician assistants, physicians, pharmacists, and trainees.

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