Relapse Prevention and Working With Change Stages, 4 hours
Behavior change is a process, not an event: it often does not happen in a linear way. Many successful probationers experience behavior change as a dynamic process, in a “three steps forward, two steps back” timeline. Research has provided the probation industry a step-by-step model, and this course teaches information and skills to identify where the probationer is in the stages of change. Monitoring and positively reinforcing desired behavior supports behavior change, and helping the probationer become proactive to triggers prevents behavior relapse. Debriefing if a relapse does occur helps prevent repetition.