A brief cognitive behavioural intervention for regular amphetamine users: a treatment guide

Session 3: Controlling thoughts about using speed

Page last updated: 2003

Therapist summary sheet
Detailed intervention

Therapist summary sheet

Aims

  • Introduction to the concept that thoughts influence behaviour.
  • Develop a plan of achievement and pleasurable tasks to carry out through the week.
  • Continue to cut down/maintain abstinence.

Materials needed for session 3

Key elements of session 3

Phase 1: Session introduction

  • review week
  • review homework tasks
  • set agenda

Phase 2: Link between thoughts and behaviour

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Phase 3: Triggers

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Phase 4: Seemingly irrelevant decisions

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Phase 5: Pleasant event and activity scheduling

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Phase 6: Homework

  • Set homework, including:
    • complete self-monitoring record
    • practise identifying seemingly irrelevant decisions as they occur
    • implement activity record
    • continue cutting down

Detailed intervention

Phase 1: Session introduction
Phase 2: The link between thoughts and behaviours
Phase 3: Triggers
Phase 4: Seemingly irrelevant decisions
Phase 5: Pleasant event and activity scheduling
Phase 6: Homework