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Primary Recovery Counseling (PRC)

Training Agenda

Developed By Terence T. Gorski                       ( Copyright, Terence T. Gorski, 1982, 1997)

The CENAPS CORPORATION                                                                            708-799-5000

17900 Dixie Hwy, Suite 14, Homewood, Illinois 60430                                                Fax:  708-799-5032

Website: www.cenaps.com                                                                            E-Mail: info@cenaps.com

 

1

Day 1
Session 1

8:30 - 12:00 Noon

PRC Overview & Step #1: Developing A Personal Recovery Program

Participants will review the Primary Recovery Counseling (PRC) Master Treatment plan.  They will learn how to develop a schedule of recovery activities that will support abstinence and provide accountability to the treatment process by:  (1) Renewing the abstinence commitment by reviewing the presenting problems, their relationship to alcohol or drug use, and the consequences of continued use; (2) Developing a list of available recovery activities that support abstinence and the resolution of the presenting problems;  (3) Explore the benefits and disadvantages of including each recovery activity as part of their personal recovery program;  (4) Building the initial draft of the personal recovery program;  (5) Testing the scheduled recovery activities by challenging the client to describe how that activity will be used to help them stay abstinent and solve their presenting problems and exploring the obstacles that could prevent them from consistently attending that recovery activity; and (6) Building the final personal recovery program by modifying the list of recovery activities based upon new information that surfaced while testing the recovery program.

Lunch

12:00 1:00 PM


2

Day 1
Session 2
1:00 - 4:00 PM

Step #2: Completing An Addiction Self-assessment

Participants will learn how to develop in-depth recognition and acceptance of addiction, the current stage of recovery, and current factors that can increase relapse risk by:  (1) Completing a brief addiction assessment that includes a Life & Addiction History, a Recovery & Relapse History, and an Addiction Symptom Check-list;  (2) Educating about addiction, recovery, and relapse; and (3) Comparing the results of the self assessment to the educational information about addiction, recovery, and relapse.


3

Day 2
Session 3
8:30 AM - 12:00 Noon

Step #3: Identifying And Challenging Addictive Thoughts

Participants will learn how to teach clients to identify and manage addictive thinking by:  (1) becoming consciously aware of their self talk, (2) distinguishing between addictive thoughts, non-addictive irrational thoughts, and non-addictive rational thoughts;  (3) challenging addictive and irrational thinking;  (4) noticing and reinforcing non-addictive rational thinking.


 


4

Day 2
Session 4
1:00 - 4:00 PM

Step #4: Identifying And Managing Addictive Feelings

Participants will learn how to teach clients to identify & manage addictive feelings and emotions by using a feelings check-list that guides them through the six step process of (1) Becoming aware of inner experiences;  (2) Building an emotional vocabulary;  (3) Labeling inner experiences;  (4) Affirming inner experiences;  (5) Sharing inner experiences with supportive people;  (6)    Resolving intense emotions through communication and integration with thinking.


5

Day 3
Session 5
8:30 - 12:00 Noon

Step #5: Learning To manage Addictive behaviors

Participants will learn how to manage addictive behavior by developing impulse control and self-motivation skills by learning how to: (1) recognize self-destructive urges; (2) stop and put a space between the urge and the action; (3) use a standard problem solving process to identify and consciously select positive alternative behaviors; and (4) use self-motivational skills to consciously implement the best alternative.


6

Day 2
Session 6
10:30 - 12:00 Noon

Step #6: Relationship Restructuring & The Closure Exercise

Participants will learn the importance of supporting clients to develop relationships that support recovery by:  (1) Building new relationships that support the personal recovery program;  (2) Renegotiating or terminating relationships with people who abuse alcohol or other drugs;  (3) Repairing sobriety supportive relationships or learning to separate with love;  (4) Building new relationships outside of the recovery program with people who support sobriety.

Participants will complete the workshop evaluation, review the requirements of the optional competency certification, and meet in their small groups to complete a workshop closure exercise.

 

Primary Recovery Counseling (PRC) - Model Treatment Plan

The CENAPS CORPORATION                                                                            708-799-5000

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1.            Problem Title:  Lack of Basic Recovery Skills

2.            Problem Description:  The client is motivated to stop using alcohol and other drugs but lack knowledge about addiction, recovery, and relapse and does have the basic skills needed to develop an effective personal recovery plan. 

3.         Goal:  The client will develop:  (1) an understanding of addiction, recovery, and relapse;  (2) an effective personal recovery program consisting of a schedule of recovery activities, behavioral guidelines for participating in each activity; and (3) a set of sobriety skills for identifying and challenging addictive thinking, managing addictive feelings, and changing addictive behaviors by using impulse control and self motivation.

Start Date: _______     Target Date: _______     Actual Date: ________

Resources:  __________________________________________________________________

Assisted By:  _________________________________________________________________

4.            Interventions:  The client will participate in a combination of group and individual therapy sessions, psychoeducational sessions, supervised study halls, and self-help group meetings in which the following interventions will be implemented:

(1)        Developing A Personal Recovery Program:  The client will learn how to develop a schedule of recovery activities that will support abstinence and provide accountability to the treatment process by:  (1) Renewing the abstinence commitment reviewing the presenting problems, their relationship to alcohol or drug use, and the consequences of continuing to use; (2) Developing a list of available recovery activities that support abstinence and the resolution of the presenting problems;  (3) Explore the benefits and disadvantages of including each recovery activity as part of their personal recovery program;  (4) Building the initial draft of the personal recovery program;  (5) Testing the scheduled recovery activities by challenging the client to describe how that activity will be used to help them stay abstinent and solve their presenting problems and exploring the obstacles that could prevent them from consistently attending that recovery activity; and (6) Building the final personal recovery program by modifying the list of recovery activities based upon new information that surfaced while testing the recovery program.

Level of Completion:    Full     Partial     None. Completion Score (0 - 10): ____

Notes: _______________________________________________________________

(2)        Completing An Addiction Self-assessment:  The client will learn how to develop in-depth recognition and acceptance of addiction, the current stage of recovery, and current factors that can increase relapse risk by:  (1) Completing a brief addiction assessment that includes a Life & Addiction History, a Recovery & Relapse History, and an Addiction Symptom Check-list;  (2) Educating about addiction, recovery, and relapse; and (3) Comparing the results of the self assessment to the educational information about addiction, recovery, and relapse.

Level of Completion:    Full     Partial     None. Completion Score (0 - 10): ____

Notes: _______________________________________________________________

(3)        Identifying And Challenging Addictive Thoughts:  The client will learn how to: (1) become consciously aware of their self talk, (2) distinguish between addictive thoughts, non-addictive irrational thoughts, and non-addictive rational thoughts;  (3) challenge addictive and irrational thinking;  (4) notice and reinforce non-addictive rational thinking.

Level of Completion:    Full     Partial     None. Completion Score (0 - 10): ____

Notes: _______________________________________________________________

(4)        Identifying And Managing Addictive Feelings:  Participants will learn how to teach clients to identify & manage feelings and emotions by using a feelings check-list that guides them through the six step process of (1) Becoming aware of inner experiences;  (2) Building an emotional vocabulary;  (3) Labeling inner experiences;  (4) Affirming inner experiences;  (5) Sharing inner experiences with supportive people;  (6) Resolving intense emotions through communication and integration with thinking.

Level of Completion:    Full     Partial     None. Completion Score (0 - 10): ____

Notes: _______________________________________________________________

(5)        Learning Impulse Control & Self-motivation:  Participants will learn how to manage addictive behaviors by developing impulse control and self-motivation skills by learning how to: (1) recognize self-destructive urges; (2) stop and put a space between the urge and the action; (3) use a standard problem solving process to identify and consciously select positive alternative behaviors; and (4) use self-motivational skills to consciously implement the best alternative.

Level of Completion:    Full     Partial     None. Completion Score (0 - 10): ____

Notes: _______________________________________________________________

(6)        Relationship Restructuring & The Closure Exercise:  Participants will learn the importance of supporting clients to develop relationships that support recovery by:  (1) Building new relationships that support the personal recovery program;  (2) Renegotiating or terminating relationships with people who abuse alcohol or other drugs;  (3) Repairing sobriety supportive relationships or learning to separate with love;  (4) Building new relationships outside of the recovery program with people who support sobriety.

Level of Completion:    Full     Partial     None. Completion Score (0 - 10): ____

Notes: _______________________________________________________________

8.         Overall Response:  The client recognizes the need for and has made a commitment to stop using alcohol and drugs and has accepted a referral to an appropriate treatment program.

Overall Level of Completion:    Full     Partial     None. Completion Score (0 - 10): ____

Notes: _______________________________________________________________________

This copyrighted Model Abstinence Contracting Treatment Plan may be copied for use with clients or entered into computerized treatment planning systems with full permission if the source of the treatment plan is identified as follows:  This RPC treatment plan was developed by Terence T. Gorski for use in The Relapse Prevention Counseling (RPC) Workbook published by Herald House Independence Press, Independence MO, 1-800-767-8181.  It is used with full permission of the author. 

 

 

 

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