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H SER 104 - Relapse Prevention

3 Credits
An overview of approaches and skills used by chemical dependency professionals in relapse prevention, including identification and assessment of relapse, motivation techniques, family involvement and additional individualized interventions and practices.


Quarters Typically Offered

Spring Evening

Designed to Serve Professional technical and transfer students in Chemical Dependency Professional or Human Services. Transfer students as an area of emphasis. Individuals employed in the fields of chemical dependency counseling or human services.
Active Date 2011-06-15

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 36
Contact Hours: Lecture 33 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 33
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline
I. The role of relapse prevention in the treatment and recovery process II. Relapse prevention models III. Identification and assessment of relapse IV. Cognitive, behavioral, and pharmacological interventions V. Relapse prevention strategies VI. Developing a relapse prevention plan VII. Client motivation and responsibility VIII. Crisis identification and management

Student Learning Outcomes
Explain relapse prevention theory, and current relapse prevention models.

Identify signs and symptoms of relapse.

Select cognitive, behavioral, and pharmacological interventions appropriate for relapse prevention.

Obtain medical pharmacological resources for chemical dependency counselors.

Describe the importance encouraging client participation in selecting relapse prevention strategies.

Design a relapse prevention plan.

Demonstrate motivational interviewing.

Discuss strategies for family involvement, and other natural supports.

Teach basic and life skills that enhance the recovery process.

Develop a plan and response to potential high-risk situations.

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