Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) is a counseling method designed to help the "concerned significant others (CSO's)" of people with substance use disorders, even those who are refusing treatment. CRAFT works with the family, creating lasting systemic change without ultimatums or detachment. CRAFT is an effective alternative to traditional "interventions", with two decades of peer-reviewed research behind it. CRAFT can be integrated into your existing therapy practice or family treatment program.
This training is for social workers, therapists, substance use disorder professionals, peer support workers, SUD treatment program managers, and other helping professionals who want to assist families through substance use related crisis. You do not need to be a family therapist or a SUD expert to learn CRAFT.
Attendees will learn all of the CRAFT procedures to use in counseling families impacted by substance use. The CRAFT approach will be taught through a combination of informative lecture, illustrative demonstrations and engaging practice exercises - you won't be bored!
This training qualifies as the first step for those clinicians who plan to continue on towards certification in CRAFT. Even if you don't intend to continue towards certification, you will be able to start using what you learn right away.
Lara Okoloko, LICSW is a clinical social worker in Seattle, Washington. Her psychotherapy practice specializes in working with families impacted by a loved one's substance use problem. Lara maintains a private practice and is an experienced instructor, teaching at the UW in their top-rated MSW program. She is a certified CRAFT therapist and approved trainer, having been taught directly by Dr. Robert Meyers.
The workshop will take place in a beautiful conference space in South Lake Union, courtesy of Edgewood Treatment Services Seattle, March 19-21, 2020. Pending approval, this course will provide 14 hours of CEUs to LICSW, LMFT, and LMHC clinicians and associates and should also be acceptable continuing education for CDPs. In service to accessibility of training in evidence based practices, reduced cost tickets are available to students, associate-level clinicians, and people working in community mental health.