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Using positive psychology to help clients develop and maintain long-term recovery

  • FIRST at Blue Ridge, Inc. 12 Tupper Rd Black Mountain, NC, 28711 United States (map)

3 Contact Hours -- NCSAPPB and NBCC approved

Traditionally, substance abuse treatment has been effective at offering short-term acute care to individuals with addiction, such as detoxes and 28-day programs. We can take an individual who is suffering from the many negative effects of addiction and provide care, nourishment, and stability. Further, we have been good at teaching coping skills to assist clients in navigating early recovery.

Recently we have seen a shift of focus in addition treatment to recovery-orientated systems of care. Organizations and individuals across the nation are working to bring awareness of long-term recovery to the national consciousness.

So, with a new focus on long-term recovery, it is helpful to have a solid understanding of how individuals transform their lives and flourish in recovery. Most people who have been successful in getting through the acute phase of recovery are struggling with new challenges; such as rebuilding their lives, finding meaningful work, engagement in the community, developing positive relationships, and finding their purpose.

In this workshop we will specifically look at the principles of positive psychology and how they can be used to help clients develop and maintain long-term recovery. We will discuss how to integrate positive psychology into your practice, and how it is a perfect compliment to CBT and motivational enhancement therapy. A positive psychology group format will be presented which you can use to facilitate groups.

Additionally, we will discuss how integrating positive psychology into your practice will help you increase your job satisfaction and avoid burnout.

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