These workshops are offered locally in the Denver metro area as well as on- site across the country. Please contact us for more information.
MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING: an ADAD approved CAC II required course Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client-centered, goal-directed counseling approach developed by William Miller and Steve Rollnick that focuses on enhancing intrinsic motivation and exploring and resolving client ambivalence to initiate and maintain behavior change. This two-day training offers the counselor training in clinical skills to work with ambivalence, match interventions to client’s stage of readiness for change, and elicit “change talk” to increase the likelihood of actual behavior change. These skills are efficacious and fast becoming standards of clinical practice in the addictions and counseling field. The course is both didactic and experiential with the participants receiving immediate feedback on the use of MI.
PRINCIPLES OF ADDICTION TREATMENT: an ADAD approved CAC I required course. This three-day introductory course on Addictions Treatment provides a didactic and experiential format of learning about treatment modalities as well as insight in to our own biases in treatment. The course reviews the history of addictions counseling and treatment and emphasizes the current evidence-based approaches to counseling and treating the addicted person. Research evidence for counseling models is provided, including support for client centered, counselor directed treatment. Participants leave with an introduction to the different methods of treatment of addiction as well as a deeper understanding of what beliefs they bring to counseling someone struggling with addiction.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY: This two-day class provides a theoretical foundation and a hands-on, experiential approach to the understanding and mastery of the principles of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). CBT has repeatedly been demonstrated to be an effective approach to changing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that have been the source of difficulties for most clients. Grounded in a respectful, collaborative relationship with the client, CBT therapists provide the roadmap for their clients to make significant changes in their lives while also providing them with the tools and strategies to address difficulties that arise in their future. Because the client is provided with methods for addressing problems in the future, relapse rates for clients completing CBT are among the lowest in the mental health field.
USING EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE IN CLIENT SUPERVISION: This workshop will cover the different skills and methodologies for effective supervision and provide structured exercises for the participants to enhance their existing skills and learn new ones. Current research on evidence-based practices in corrections emphasizes the integration of four evidence-based practices – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Relapse Prevention, Motivational Interviewing, Contingency Management and Social Network Enhancement. Live and taped skill demonstrations will be provided throughout the workshop. These workshops are structured in different ways depending on the needs of the agency. It can be presented as a series of short workshops, a two-day training, or a three-day training.
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