Evidence Based Couples Therapy for Alcohol Problems...When Too Many, Becomes Too Much

Presented by Barbara McCrady, Ph.D.
Date: Friday, October 14, 2016
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm (Registration opens at 8:00am)
Location: Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark
4140 Governors Row, Austin, TX 78744
CEUs: 7 CEUs (1.5 hours of ethics) for LMFTs, LPCs, LCDCs, social workers, and psychologists


Early Bird Registration (ends August 15): $125

Professional Registration (ends October 12): $155

On-Site Registration: $175

Student Registration (LIMITED availability): $75

For group rates of FIVE or more, please call for details.

A complimentary lunch will be provided for conference attendees.


About Barbara McCrady, Ph.D.
Speaker, Researcher, Clinician, and Trainer

Dr. Barbara McCrady is a leading national figure in the area of clinical research on treating couples impacted by alcohol abuse and addiction.  Dr. McCrady has authored over 125 scholarly articles in professional and governmental publications, published over 60 chapters in academic books, presented over 250 workshops and conferences, and received over 35 research grants in her career.  Throughout her career she has received numerous awards and recognitions, most notably the MERIT Award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the Betty Ford Lectureship Award from the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse.

Dr. McCrady received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI and her dissertation was entitled “Psychological functioning in the alcohol misuser: An integrative model.”  Since 2007, she has served as Director, at the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA) at the University of New Mexico and from 1983 to 2007, she was Clinical Director\ at The Center of Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University where she continues to serve as Visiting Faculty.  Since 2008, she has been a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of New Mexico.

In 2003, on behalf of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institute of Health, and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism she co-wrote “Alcohol Problems in Intimate Relationships: Identification and Intervention”. Her professional activity includes serving as the Co-Chair for the International Conference on the Treatment of Addictive Behaviors, Odense, Denmark and the President/Past-President of the Research Society on Alcoholism 2012-2014. Currently, she serves as Senior Editor for “Addiction” journal, is a member of the Editorial Board for the American Journal of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, and resides on the editorial board for the American Journal of Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

Dr. McCrady’s overall interest is in improving treatments for persons affected by alcohol and other drug problems through the development of empirically supported treatments. Within this broad area, she has focused in particular on conjoint therapy, other approaches that involve the social network, cognitive behavioral therapy, mutual help groups, and therapies for women. Her research focuses on both outcomes research and research on mechanisms of change in therapy. (From http://casaa.unm.edu/bmccrady.html)