Placing the focus beyond intervention, we explore working with families and treatment teams to develop long-term recovery plans. We also explore how increasing your clinical skill set and the use of technology helps build a private practice.Participants learn how united intervention teams can create accountability for newly recovering alcoholics and addicts. Participants work out problems, which can lead to increased compliance and increased probability of successful sobriety post-treatment. Skill development includes: determine the proper level of recovery support; educate the family on needs associated with ongoing recovery; facilitate communication between the intervention team and the treatment team; assist families in making a commitment to support continuum care recommendations; identify appropriate levels of support within a family’s financial limitations; work through objections to continuing care recommendations; use leverage and influence to overcome an alcoholic or addict’s resistance; develop a relapse agreement between family, the newly recovering person and the treatment team.
Each participants will be asked to write a plan for working with the family, the treatment team and the recovering person that encompasses the continuum of care planning process.
Participants are introduced to a progressive approach for creating a Practice of Excellence. Each student will write a mission statement and a clinical vision for their practice. The goal is to bring excellence and consistency to all aspects of our work.