Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) Reno: IN-PERSON Registration Closed

Reno , NV
6 Jun 2023 - 7 Jun 2023
University of Nevada, Reno: Redfield Campus

Community Reinforcement Approach is one of the few evidence-based practices for stimulant use disorder recommended by SAMSHA

Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA): is a comprehensive behavioral program for treating substance-abuse problems. It is based on the belief that environmental contingencies can play a powerful role in encouraging or discouraging drinking or drug use. Consequently, it utilizes social, recreational, familial, and vocational reinforcers to assist consumers in the recovery process. Its goal is to make a sober lifestyle more rewarding than the use of substances. (12 CEUs)

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the research base and theoretical base for CRA.

  2. Perform a Functional Analysis of Using Behavior and describe its utility in breaking addictive behavioral patterns.

  3. Demonstrate the teaching of Communication Skills, the Happiness Scale and Problem Solving techniques to clients/consumers.

Presenter: Brian Serna LPCC, LADAC

Time and Location: University of Nevada, Reno - Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Pkwy, Reno, NV 89511 from 9:00 am- 4:00 pm PST

Consultation Calls: Six bi-monthly Zoom calls will be offered to address implementation issues, both administrative and clinical in nature between June and August every other Thursday at 1 PM PST!

    • Dates are as follows: 6/15, 6/29, 7/13, 7/27, 8/10, 8/24

Continuing Education Units: 12 CEUs

CASAT Learning courses are approved for CEUs by the boards listed here.  

*CASAT has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6492. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CASAT is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in our courses are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of CASAT. Presentation materials are not for reproduction or distribution without specific written authorization.


Date Tue, Jun 6 2023 9:00 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
End Date Wed, Jun 7 2023 4:00 pm GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
Registration Start Date Tue, Apr 25 2023 12:00 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
Event Time Zone PDT
Capacity 40
Spots Available 7
Cut Off Date Tue, Jun 6 2023 12:00 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
Individual Price FREE
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