Computer Based Training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Web-based


The investigators are conducting a randomized clinical trial of our new web-based version of the CBT4CBT program to evaluate its effectiveness relative to standard outpatient counseling at SATU. The computer-based training program (CBT4CBT) 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.

Study Start Date

January 2012

Estimated Completion Date

December 2016


  • Behavioral: CBT4CBT
  • Behavioral: Standard Treatment As Usual (TAU)
  • Behavioral: Individual clinician-provided CBT


  • Internal Medicine: Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry: Neuropsych Sciences,Substance Abuse
  • Neurology: Neuropsych Sciences
  • Family Medicine: Psychiatry
  • Nurse Practitioner: Mental Health

MeSH Terms

  • Substance-Related Disorders

Study ID

Yale University -- 1004006632



Trial ID


Study Type


Trial Phase

Phase 1

Enrollment Quota



Yale University

Inclusion Criteria

  • Are 18 years of age or older.
  • Are applying for outpatient, non-agonist substance abuse treatment at SATU.
  • Meet current DSM-IV criteria for cocaine, marijuana,opioid,or amphetamine dependence.
  • Are sufficiently stable for 12 weeks of outpatient treatment.
  • Can commit to 12 weeks of treatment and are willing to be randomized to treatment
  • Are willing to provide locator information for follow-up.
  • Are fluent in English and have a 6th grader or higher reading level

Exclusion Criteria

  • Have an untreated bipolar or schizophrenic disorder.
  • Who have a current legal case pending such that incarceration during 12-week protocol is likely.
  • Are physically dependent on alcohol, opioids or benzodiazepines




18 Years to 65 Years

Accepts Healthy Volunteers


Study Locations and Contact Information (1)

Study Location Distance Name Phone Email
Substance Abuse Treatment Unit SATU - New Haven, Connecticut 18.2 miles None None None provides clinical trial listings in an easy to view format. All clinical trial information is pulled directly from This website does not guarantee acceptance into any clinical trial, and is not responsible for adverse events that may be incurred from a clinical trial.