Topic: therapeutic models
Practice versus Knowledge
Most people in stable recovery got there the hard way, through major alterations in the way they live.
Topics: cognitive behavioral therapy, compliance and noncompliance, maintaining sobriety, relapse, therapeutic models
Lifestyle Balance Model for Recovery
This is where ‘recovery work’ comes in, in the form of acquiring healthy strategies to successfully handle (i.e., without resorting to substance use) stressful situations and resulting emotions.
Topics: maintaining sobriety, research, therapeutic models
Topics: therapeutic models, therapies and tools
Topics: disease, therapeutic models, trauma
Addiction Counseling Ingredients
Stats are something we impose on them when there’s already another client waiting in the corridor and the charting still isn’t done.
Topics: cognitive behavioral therapy, counseling skills, therapeutic models
Counseling Effectiveness: Allegiance and Alliance
The challenge is to develop that relationship quickly enough to engage the client and create an environment that promotes success.
Topics: client engagement and motivation, counseling skills, therapeutic models
Professional Versus Not
From the beginning, it was designed to be a program for living… a grass-roots approach based not on scientific research or professional practice but on the direct experience of recovering persons.
Topics: 12Step, cognitive behavioral therapy, counseling skills, therapeutic models
Addiction Treatment: The Double Standard
Addiction has been described as a chronic problem that we’ve attempted to treat as an acute illness –a big reason for the revolving door of relapse.
Topics: abstinence, MAT, program development, therapeutic models
Retrain Your Brain: Scripting
Language– the words we choose for our self-talk– has a powerful influence on our brain function. Words can help us re-shape the cycle of feelings, impulses, and behaviors.
Topics: co-occurring disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, mental illness, personality disorders, rational emotive therapy, Recovery Tools, therapeutic models, tools for recovery, trauma
Complex Trauma: A Practical Approach
We can’t always predict which problem will require attention first — or indeed, when opening a door in therapy will introduce a whole new set of emotional needs and issues.
Topics: assessment, client types and needs, co-occurring disorders, compulsive behavior, therapeutic models, therapies and tools, trauma, treatment planning