Teaching Life Skills to Recovering Drug Addicts and Alcoholics, 8 hours
Often an individual’s drinking and/or using creates deficits in a variety of life skills. This class focuses on ways to assess those deficits and create a set of training modules that address them. The content of this course varies depending on the pre-assessed needs of a department. It can run the gamut from communication, conflict resolution, problem-solving, setting limits with others, to using the 12-Step Program productively. Participants learn to facilitate this kind of group in which the clients learn to take responsibility for their learning and their life choices. Adult learning theory is put into practice. Participants take away a Life Skills for Clients workbook to use as a future resource.