BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

CHAD-334 - Relapse Prevention - 3.00 Credits

CHAD-334 - Relapse Prevention - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is designed to assist participants in understanding the recovery/relapse process and stages of relapse, identifying warning signs of relapse, and developing effective relapse prevention strategies and techniques with the client. Culturally appropriate techniques to reduce the risk to Aboriginal patients will be discussed.
Part of the:
  • CAREER TRAINING (HUMAN SERVICES) Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Chemical Addiction Worker Advanced Diploma - Advanced Diploma Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : Advanced diploma program admission or permission of instructor
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • generate a model of the relapse/trauma process;
  • describe the myths about recovery and relapse;
  • describe the relation between addiction and the brain, and how this relation affects the relapse process
  • ;
  • identify the warning signs leading to relapse, and generate ways to manage behavior when the signs occur;
  • differentiate between destructive and constructive family involvement during recovery and how it relates to relapse;
  • assist a client to create an individualized relapse prevention plan; and,
  • develop a recovery and wellness plan from a holistic perspective: physical, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Gorski, Terence & Miller, Merlene. Counseling for relapse prevention. Current edition. Independence, MO. Herald Pub House.
  • Marlatt, Alan & Gordon, Judith (Ed). Relapse prevention. Current edition. New York, NY. Guilford Press.
  • Gorski, Terrance. Passages through recovery. Current edition. Center City, MN. Hazelden.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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