Dr. Nicole Kosanke, PhD
, is a Clinical Psychologist and Director of Family Services at the Center for Motivation and Change’s outpatient division
in NYC, where she specializes in working with family members of people abusing substances and in the assessment process for families and individuals. Dr Kosanke has been working in the research and clinical practice of treating substance use disorders for many years and utilizes the principles of CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training), MI (Motivational Interviewing), and CBT (cognitive behavior therapy) in different therapeutic modalities and resources: group, individual, family, video training, and written materials. She recently co-authored the award-winning book, Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change
, which is a compassionate and science-based family guide for navigating the addiction treatment world, understanding motivation, and using CRAFT skills. She also contributed to The 20 Minute Guide: A Guide for Parents about How to Help their Child Change their Substance Use
. She has been interviewed on radio programs about substance abuse issues and her writing on these topics has also been featured most recently in Huffington Post, The Observer, and Counselor Magazine.