• Objectives

    In this course you will learn about the following...

    •Brief overview of Co-occurring Disorders
    •Research and guidelines on CODs
    •Stages of Change 
    •Motivational Interviewing--5 principles and Basic Skills
    • Reframing Relapse
    •The importance of Outreach and Drug Screens
    •Strategies for Involving Family & other supports
    •Recovering communities
    •Therapeutic Relationship
    •7 Core Strategies for Integration


    • Define addictions
    • Identify different types of addictions
    • Define different types of addictive thinking
    • Identify reasons for engaging in addictive behavior

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  • Learner Objectives

    1. Define addiction

    2. Differentiate between social use and dependence

    3. List the steps in the conditioning process

    4. Define triggers

    5. Discuss how obsessive thinking is created through conditioning

  • Learner Objectives

    1. Identify the most common settings for co-occurring disorders treatment
    2. Differentiate between the levels of treatment from intervention to residential level IV.
    3. Identify specific characteristics of treatment in problem solving courts, jails

  • Learner Objectives

    1. Identify the most common types of medication assisted therapies including methadone, suboxone and vivitrol.
    2. Discuss the utility and appropriateness of medication assisted therapy
  • Learner Objectives
    General Information on Drug and Alcohol Dependency, Recovery, and Relapse
    Define Chemical Dependency/Addiction, its Effects & Treatment
    Define Recovery?
    Learn About the Developmental Model of Recovery
    Discuss Stuck Points in Recovery
    Compare The Developmental Model of Recovery With Traditional Models
    Define What Is Relapse?
    Learn How to Classify of Recovery/Relapse History
    Learn About Relapse Prevention Treatment?
    • Principle 1: Self-Regulation
    • Principle 2: Integration
    • Principle 3: Understanding
    • Principle 4: Self-Knowledge
    • Principle 5: Coping Skills
    • Principle 6: Change
    • Principle 7: Awareness
    • Principle 8: Significant Others
    • Principle 9: Maintenance
    Identify Basic Counseling Skills and Relapse Prevention Techniques
    Discuss How Group Work Differs From Individual Counseling
    Review Group Counseling Theory
    Group Goals and Principles
    Identify Warning Signs and Recovery Planning


    • Define relapse
    • Identify characteristics of an impending relapse
    • Discuss ways to remain aware of relapse warning signs
    • Identify necessary components of a relapse prevention plan.

    • Define addictions
    • Learn the phases of the addictive process
    • Identify how stimuli become conditioned to elicit craving
    • Evaluate the benefit-drawback relationship for addictive behaviors