Topic List with Brief Training Descriptions
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Relapse Prevention
A common, though necessary, approach in chemical dependence treatment is teaching recovery tools to be utilized when craving strikes. However, teaching tools for intentional avoidance of the craving cycle is often overlooked placing patients at unnecessary risk of relapse. This training demonstrates utilization of CBT principles and Gorski Model relapse prevention skills in aiding patients to proactively deter craving before it occurs.
Shame Resilience for Addiction Recovery
Building on his Coping with Emotions model, which emphasizes the importance of learning how to feel and experience uncomfortable emotions in addiction recovery, Bob incorporates the work of Brene’ Brown and its application to the addiction treatment profession.
Managing Anger in Recovery: “If it’s Hysterical, it’s Historical”
Given that unprocessed anger often leads to resentment – a leading cause of relapse, people in recovery must learn to better cope with anger. This training provides clinical skills to aid patients in exploring the roots of their anger, to uncover feelings that may be hidden, and to identify coping skills that promote effective processing of emotions.
Chemical Dependence Group Facilitation
The purpose of this training is to increase counselors’ ability to structure chemical dependence (CD) group counseling sessions in a way that increases efficiency and effectiveness, while maintaining its proper focus. Seminar participants will also increase their understanding of the counselor’s role when facilitating a CD group.
Client Engagement and Retention
Drawing from work of David Mee-Lee, Project Match Research Group, and Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques, this training highlights the importance developing therapeutic alliance with clients and how to develop such. Participants are provided specific tools, strategies, and interventions to increase client engagement (inquiry to admission rates) and retention (completion rates).