This workshop might be titled “Drug Education 101”. Beginning with an historical review of the five dominant perspectives on substance abuse, this workshop will explore the dynamics of drug use in this culture. Substance abuse as is currently viewed from a biopsychosocial perspective declares that addiction is “a disease process of the brain”.
1. Continuum of Drug Use 2. Danger Hierarchy of Dangers 3. Define Terms and Concepts 4. The Brain and CNS Effects 5. Dangers for Adolescents 6. Best Practice for Prevention 7. Tobacco Prevention and Intervention 8. Treatment Panning and Treatment Matching 9. Relapse Prevention
Violence and Substance Abuse
This Full Circle Workshop will focus upon the relationship between substance abuse and the various manifestations of violence.
1. Operational Definitions 2. Alcohol, illicit drugs and violence 3. Research Links 4. Alcohol and Crime 5. The toll of handguns 6. Domestic violence 7. Violence Prevention
This Full Circle Workshop describes the prevalence of mental disorders in drug abusing populations. We will emphasize a science based model for dual disorders recovery counseling (DDRC) sanctioned by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
This treatment model is an integrated approach for the treatment of drug use disorders patients who present with co-morbid psychiatric disorders. The model integrates individual and group addiction counseling approaches with psychiatric interventions, and attempts to balance the focus of treatment so that both the patient’s addiction and psychiatric issues are addressed.
1. Neuropharmacology of drugs of abuse. 2. Diagnostic Criteria for Substance Abuse Disorders 3. Descriptions of co-morbid psychiatric conditions and behavior 4. Recent Research Science-Based Treatment Models
Support Group Facilitator Training
Support groups are defined as voluntary small groups structures comprised of peers who come together for mutual assistance. Group members are able to satisfy a common need, question their lifestyle choices, and increase their self-confidence as they strive for social and/or personal growth.
Support group facilitator training will provide the needed information and skills to conduct these ongoing support groups. The focus of this Full Circle Training is on the application of various support group models, the methods that attract and sustain support group activities, and the practice of specific group facilitation skills for potential group leaders.
Support group leaders will learn how to utilize individual groups members' experiences and knowledge as the medium for self-discovery and problem solving. The primary role of the facilitators is to promote group cohesion, and to keep the group focused upon the specific issues that has brought them together.
1. To develop the value support groups 2. Describe key components of support 3. Define the role and function of the facilitator 4. Identify Stages of Group Dynamics 5. Practice the skills necessary
Experiential Group Process
All group experiences have the potential for helping participants become more self aware and more authentic. In order for these skills to develop, individuals involved with experiential groups must accomplish four tasks: --Have an experience where there is an opportunity to learn about, watch, or do something that is important, and in which he or she is personally involved. --Identify the significant components of the experience --Analyze the importance of the significant connects --Generalize to other life events
This Full Circle Workshop will explore the dynamics of developing specific interpersonal skills in running experiential activities, and raise existing skill levels in the area of managing and processing group dynamics.
1. Pedagogy and Andragogy 2. Define Experiential Learning 3. Explore Design Implications 4. Experience Several Structured Exercises (SE’s) 5. Analyze Components of Successful SE’s 6. Inventory Personal Leadership and Training Skills
This Full Circle Workshop combines NIDA ‘s Assessment and Treatment Planning (AITP) Motivational Interviewing. The goal is to develop the knowledge and skills to effectively create a useful, client based treatment plan. Participants will practice interviewing skills and review the relevant diagnostic criteria from DSM IV.
Content areas for Assessment and Treatment Planning include: --Readiness --Resources --Relationship --Rationale --Substance Use History
1. Current Treatment Theories 2. Continuum of Care 3. Understand Motivational Interviewing 4. Develop Interviewing Skills 5. Implications of Drug Categories in Treatment 6. Skills in Giving and Receiving Feedback
Brief Therapy: Short Term Client Systems
This Full Circle Training is designed to increase knowledge of the helping relationship and the counseling role. The goal is to increase skills in rapport building, identifying and responding to feelings, identifying value statements and facilitating attitudes that further the problem solving process. Emphasis will be placed on building practical skills for effective client rapport and counsel, and not upon theoretical models of counseling or therapy.
1. The Nature of the Helping Relationship 2. Skills in Rapport Building 3. Demonstrate skills a. identifying and responding to feelings b. identifying and responding to value statements c. identifying and responding to attitudes d. facilitating the problem solving process
Anger Managment Group Design
Peer Mediation Training
This Full Circle Training is designed for middle school students and staff who are interested in developing a site based Peer Mediation Program. The program will provide knowledge and skill necessary to implement a program including both communication skills and leadership skills. Student's learn how to identify and respond to feelings and needs; learn how to listen well without taking sides; and, they will learn and practice problem solving techniques that will facilitate others in taking responsibility for their own actions.
This Full Circle Training will improve the functioning of school or business site-based teams.
Learning Objectives 1. Stages of Team Development. 2. Defining and Recruiting Team Membership . 3. Team Behavior and Emotions. 4. Leadership Styles 5. Team Behavior Styles 6. Task Mastering: Pre-meeting, Meeting and Post Meeting 7. Maintenance Tasks Well Functioning Teams