Computer-Based Training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT4CBT)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Yale University Identifier:
First received: July 7, 2006
Last updated: January 28, 2013
Last verified: January 2013

The computer-based training program (CBT for CBT) focuses on teaching basic coping skills, presenting examples of effective use of coping skills in a number of realistic situations in video form, and providing opportunities for patients to practice and review new skills while receiving substance abuse treatment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cocaine Abuse
Other: Treatment as usual (TAU)
Behavioral: CBT for CBT
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Computer-Based Training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Further study details as provided by Yale University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • reduction in drug use [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • patients ability to demonstrate coping skills through a computerized role-playing evaluation [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • retention in treatment [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: November 2007
Study Completion Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
Standard treatment as usual (TAU) in a community based clinic consisting of individual and group therapy sessions and regular urine monitoring.
Other: Treatment as usual (TAU)
Standard treatment as usual in a community based treatment setting
Experimental: 2
Standard treatment as usual (TAU) plus coping skills computer program. In addition to the individual and group therapy sessions (TAU), individuals will work with a computerized program that teaches skills for stopping cocaine use and increasing coping skills twice weekly for 8 weeks.
Other: Treatment as usual (TAU)
Standard treatment as usual in a community based treatment setting
Behavioral: CBT for CBT
Standard treatment as usual (TAU) plus computer based therapy using CBT

Detailed Description:

In this behavioral trial 120 methadone maintained cocaine abusing individuals will be randomly assigned to either treatment as usual in a community-based clinic OR treatment as usual plus 8 hours of access to the 'CBT for CBT' computer program over a period of 8 weeks. Primary outcomes will be retention in treatment and reduction in cocaine use (percent days abstinent, confirmed by urine toxicology screens). The patients' ability to demonstrate coping skills through a computerized role-play evaluation will be a secondary outcome. A six-month follow-up will assess durability and/or delayed emergence of effects.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years and older
  • methadone maintained for at least 3 months
  • meet current DSM-IV criteria for cocaine use disorder
  • fluent in English or at least a6th grade reading level
  • can commit to at least 8 weeks of treatment and willing to be randomized to treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • untreated bipolar or schizophrenic disorder
  • current legal case pending (pending incarceration during 8 weeks of study)
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00350610

United States, Connecticut
APT Foundation Orchard Hill Clinic
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06516
Sponsors and Collaborators
Yale University
Principal Investigator: Kathleen Carroll, PhD Yale University/Department of Psychiatry
  More Information

No publications provided by Yale University

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Yale University Identifier: NCT00350610     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0207017894, DA015969
Study First Received: July 7, 2006
Last Updated: January 28, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Yale University:
cognitive behavior therapy
computer assisted instruction
drug abuse therapy
educational resource design and development

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cocaine-Related Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on April 17, 2014