The “stages of change” or “transtheoretical” model is a way of describing the process by which people overcome addiction. The stages of change can be applied to a range of other behaviors that people want to change, but have difficulty doing so, but it is most well-recognized for its success in treating people with addictions.
In psychotherapy, a dual relationship occurs when a therapist has a second, significantly different relationship with their client in addition to the traditional client-therapist bond. For example, a therapist may find that the person seeking treatment happens to be their neighbor.
Addiction therapy is often a personal and complex thing, which relies on interaction, bonding, and communication between counselors and their patients. This often happens because many of the people choosing to become addiction counselors were once addicted or dependent themselves, and chose to focus their energy on helping others to recover.
More often than not, the answer is: no.
The Importance of Therapeutic Relationships
A therapeutic relationship is an effective way to promote positive change in people. It involves building trust in order to encourage openness and honesty. This leads to better understanding. Those people who are undergoing any type of therapy will want this type of interaction with their therapist.
School is one of the key environments to discuss with young people the impact of substance use, and deliver evidenced prevention interventions .
It is vital that the messages that are passed on to young people are appropriate and delivered in a meaningful way.
Do you want the substance use professionals in your area to receive the International Certified Addiction Professional (ICAP) credential?
This webinar discusses how you can host testing for the ICAP certificates at your University.
Alcohol taxation and pricing policies have several public health, economic and social benefits as they have the capacity to:
Both the WHO and UNODC strive to address the complex issues presented by drug use and dependence.
The vision: The effective and humane treatment for all people with drug use disorders. Nothing less than would be expected for any other disease.
Every substance use prevention specialist should read this free booklet written by Joe Neigel and published by the Washington State Care Authority.
Prevention Tools is an excellent prevention resource that, as the title indicates, highlights both what works and what doesn’t in the prevention of substance use among youth.
Presented by: Northeast Telehealth Resource Center Presenters: Don Hilty, MD, USC Keck School of Medicine and Kaweah Delta Medical Center Terry Rabinowitz, MD, DDS, University of Vermont College of Medicine and University of Vermont Medical Center Telepsychiatry is a well-established, evidence-based tool to increase access to quality mental health services.
Looking for faith-based substance use prevention or wellness programs for youth?
In God’s Image (IGI) is a fully scripted program designed to give teachers, youth leaders, mentors, parents and service providers a quick and easy to use tool to promote spiritually and physically active, healthy and substance use-free lifestyles among adolescents.
In partnership with the National Governors’ Association and Milbank Memorial Fund, the Center for Evidence-based Policy has created CLOUD: Curated Library about Opioid Use for Decision-makers.
Nonverbal communication is the act of conveying a thought, feeling, or idea through physical gestures, posture, and facial expressions.
This blog includes videos, podcasts and other resources to learn more about motivational interviewing and other counselling approaches.
You may be feeling overwhelmed by the number of new terms, theories, and practices you are learning. With all of the clinical information, you are consuming it can be easy to gloss over the concepts of transference and countertransference.
OARS is a skills-based, client-centered model of interactive techniques. These skills include verbal and non-verbal responses and behaviors that need to be culturally sensitive and appropriate. This model integrates the five principles of providing quality counseling from the QFP recommendations.
OARS is a skill-based model of interactions adapted from a client-centered approach used in Motivational Interviewing. These skill-based techniques include verbal and non-verbal responses and behaviors. Both verbal and non-verbal techniques need to be adapted to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
OARS stands for:
O = Open Ended Questions
A = Affirmations
R = Reflections
S = Summaries
Motivational Interviewing: Open Questions, Affirmation, Reflective Listening, and Summary Reflections (OARS)
Motivational Interviewing provides a foundation for assisting individuals with developing the rationale for beginning change in their lives. This resources provides basic information about the principles on communicating using motivational interviewing.
Motivational Interviewing: The Basics, OARS
(Adapted from handouts by David Rosengren and from Miller & Rollnick, Motivational Interviewing, 2nd Edition, 2002)
The European Drug Prevention Quality Standards have been established to provide a comprehensive set of criteria to help users learn how to recognise 'high quality' prevention activities, outline the necessary structurally and procedural aspe
The life cycle of a cigarette takes a heavy toll on the environment from growing the tobacco plant to the disposal of butts and packaging.
The success of treatment and recovery of individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) can vary. Most often, a combination of factors adds complexities to evaluating the effectiveness of services and interventions.
The European Drug Prevention Quality Standards have been established to provide a comprehensive set of criteria to help users learn how to recognise 'high quality' prevention
The European Drug Prevention Quality Standards have been established to provide a comprehensive set of criteria to help users learn how to rec