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DMC - Denial Management Counseling

An Article By Terence T. Gorski
GORSKI-CENAPS Web Publications
Published On: March, 2001          Updated On: November 09, 2004
Terence T. Gorski, 2001

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DMC - Denial Management Counseling

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Learn To Effectively Manage Denial
In The Treatment Of Addiction And Related
Personality And Mental Disorder

Denial Management Counseling (DMC) is designed to help people overcome denial, recognize their addiction, and make a personal commitment to recovery. 

DMC training shows participants how to successfully manage clients exhibiting strong denial and treatment resistance.  DMC uses a master treatment plan for interrupting denial resistance and teaching clients to recognize and manage their own denial.

Denial is a normal and natural response for coping with painful  and overwhelming problems.  DMC provides a practical system for describing the twelve most common denial patterns and guiding clients  through a series of exercises that help them to identify and more effectively manage their own denial. 

The structured DMC exercises teach clients how to recognize and effectively stop  their denial when it occurs so they can identify and clarify the problems that caused them to seek help.  Clients are then guided through the process of making a firm and deep commitment to taking a next step in recovery.

The Denial Management Exercises
A Practical Way To Motivate Substance Abusers To Recover

DMC Master Treatment Plan

Exercise #1:
Understanding Denial As A Part Of The Human Condition

Exercise #2:
Understanding The Principles Of Denial Management

Exercise #3:
Recognizing Your Denial 

Exercise #4:
Managing Your Denial

Exercise #5:
Stopping Denial As You Think About Your Problems

Exercise #6:
Stopping Denial As You Think About Your Life History 

Exercise #7:
Stopping Denial As You Think About Your Addiction

Exercise #8:
Stopping Denial As You Decide What To Do Next

Exercise #9:
Evaluating Your Denial Management Skills

DMC includes both a model treatment plan that can be used to develop 
best practice standards and a sample of an abstinence contract .  

Two publications are available to help people learn the GORSKI-CENAPS 
Denial Management System:  The Denial Management Counseling Workbook and
a complete explanation of how to use this workbook and its exercises with client is available in a separate volume entitled Denial Management Counseling The professional Guide.  This professional guide provides advanced clinical skills for motivating substance abusers to recover.

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References Used In Developing DMC
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DMC was developed as result of over 30 years of clinical experience by 
Terence T. Gorski and continuous updating based upon the emerging 
clinical literature.  To review the bibliography of sources used to develop DMC click here 
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