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CBT based relapse prevention

Develop and practise the skills to support people in sustaining effective change. Learn how to help clients assess their unique risk profile and tailor cognitive behaviour approaches to address their specific vulnerabilities to relapse. The course introduces participants to skills to support people in confronting high risk situations. The programme also explores key issues in relapse, such as abstinence versus controlled use, gender and age specific issues and extra-therapeutic factors.

Aims

  • The course will offer participants a chance to explore, understand and practice key skills in addressing the risk of relapse into substance misuse using models and techniques based on social learning theory.

    Objectives

    By the end of the course participants will have had opportunities to:

    • Explain the social learning model of relapse.
    • Practise key skills to support clients in the early stages of recovery.
    • Assess the critical risk factors for individual clients.
    • Assist clients to develop self-belief in sustaining change.
    • Rehearse strategies to help lapsed clients get back on track.

    Agenda



    Day One

    Times

    Session Content

    9.30 am

    Introductions and Climate Setting

    9.45

    Session 1: What is Recovery?  Discussion in groups

    Treatment models of recovery; The life course and recovery

    11.00

    Break

    11.15

    Session 2: Self-Belief and Change

    C.B.T; Self-belief

    1.00 pm

    Lunch

    2.00

    Session 3: Social Learning Model

    Early Interventions; Cravings; Core skills; Visualisations

    3.00

    Break

    3.15

    Session 4: Thought Distortions

    Seemingly irrelevant decisions; Twisted thinking

    4.00

    Close

    Day Two

    9.30

    Session 1: Assessing Individual Risk Factors.

    Inventory of risk assessments

    11.00

    Break

    11.15

    Session 2: Stress Inoculation.

    Coping domains; Setting homework tasks; Learning from experience

    1.00 pm

    Lunch

    2.00

    Session 3:  Working with Lapse

    Assertive outreach; Forbidden fruit effects; ABC’s

    3.00

    Break

    3.15

    Session 4:  Practice Considerations

    Community versus residential

    Relationship factors and retention

    4.15

    Review and Evaluation

    4.30

    Close

     


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