The ITC is a holistic helping framework based in science and kindness, designed for the families and loved ones of people struggling with substance use.
It draws on evidence-based practices from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) to offer a full set of helping tools that are grounded in compassion, connection, and hope.
Dr. Nicole Kosanke is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Director of Family Services at CMC:NYC, where she specializes in the assessment and treatment of substance use disorders in individuals and families. Dr. Kosanke works in the research and clinical practice of treating substance use disorders and utilizes the principles of CRAFT, MI, and CBT in different therapeutic modalities and resources.
She co-authored the award-winning book, Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change, and also contributed to The 20 Minute Guide. Dr. Kosanke was also featured in an O, The Oprah Magazine article about her client’s experience in treatment at CMC, which was later published in O’s Big Book of Happiness: The Best of O. She is a member of Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and American Academy of Addiction Psychiatrists.
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