The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction
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Are you interested in adding new skills to your clinical toolbox? This 10 CE course presents an integrated approach to working with clients in recovery from addictive behaviors. The course will provide the learner with cognitive-behavioral skills, acceptance and commitment skills, dialectical behavioral skills, and mindfulness skills for the treatment of challenging addictive behaviors. Unique to this course are coping strategies to manage the stress, anxiety, anger, and depression that can come from experiencing a loss. The course will teach powerful mindfulness exercises and lifestyle tips to help clients replace addictive behaviors with healthy new behaviors to begin healing. The course includes over 60 exercises and worksheets that can be used with your clients in individual or group therapy or be given as homework assignments to enhance the counseling experience.
Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE
Authors: Rebecca Williams, Ph.D. and Julie Kraft, LMFT
Published 2015 Rev 2017
About the Authors
Rebecca E. Williams, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and award-winning author.She specializes in recovery from mental illness and addictions. She received her master's degree from Harvard University and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Williams is a psychologist, supervisor, and director of an outpatient clinic at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System. In addition, she is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego.Dr. Williams has a private practice in San Diego, California.
Julie S. Kraft, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist and award-winning author. She is an adjunct faculty member at the University of San Diego, teaching a course on Systemic Treatment of Substance Abuse. She received her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of San Diego's School of Leadership and Education Sciences. Julie has provided counseling to veterans and their family members at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and has provided psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups in community settings. In her current position with Sharp HealthCare, she treats clients struggling with both addiction and mental health concerns. Ms. Kraft has a private practice in San Diego, California.
Description: This course on mindfulness skills in addiction familiarizes learners with all the challenges that can get in the way of your client’s healthy recovery. Part One provides the learner with an overview of the confusing emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that can derail your clients’ recovery process. Exercises and worksheet are provided for your clients to master new skills on their journey. Part One also includes an introduction to mindfulness skills designed to be practiced with your clients. Part Two covers the important topic of helping your clients look at past and current losses that may be fueling addictive behaviors. Central to this section is helping your clients to make the link between loss and addiction and uncover their loss-addiction cycle. Part Three provides resources for your clients to experience mindful grieving of past losses. This section also provides a framework to help your clients new to recovery learn different and healthy ways to be in relationships with others. Along with relapse prevention skills, this final section helps you explore resilient recovery behaviors with your clients in the areas of nutrition, sleep, fitness, work, and fun.
1. Learners will be able to identify emotion as a trigger for addictive behaviors.
2. Learners will be able to describe five repeat-offender thoughts that may impact addiction.
3. Learners will be able to identify eight values that are important in addiction recovery.
4. Learners will be able to utilize six mindfulness skills effective in treating recovery from addiction.
5. Learners will be able to implement five loss exercises helpful in the recovery journey.
6. Learners will be able to utilize two checklists for addiction signs.
7. Learners will be able to utilize a specific triggers worksheet re loss and addiction.
8. Learners will be able to describe six relationship skills that assist the client’s recovery process.
9. Learners will be able to help clients utilize five healthy coping strategies
10. Learners to be able to help clients utilize six healthy behavior worksheets.
CE Credits: 10
PART 1: Getting to Know the Main Concepts and Skills
Hour One: Emotions: Learn to address the alexithymia and dysphoria common with addicted clients.
Hour Two: Thoughts: Introduction to CBT for use with addicted clients.
Hour Three: Behaviors: Using ACT for addicted clients, including value-based living for improved recovery outcomes.
Hour Four: Mindfulness: Introduction to mindfulness skills for relapse prevention.
PART 2: Looking at Your Losses
Huor Five: Loss: Learn to identify powerful addiction and relapse triggers and help your clients overcome these.
Hour Six: Addiction: Develop skills for managing addictive behaviors, including checklists and timelines effective for assessment.
Hour Seven: Connecting Addiction and Loss: Learn to promote greater awareness of your client’s triggers for addictive behaviors and teach them to break this cycle.
PART 3: Moving Forward
Hour Eight: Mindful Grieving: Increase mindfulness and DBT skills such as radical acceptance.
Hour Nine: Relationships: Prevent common relapse triggers by enhancing social support and communication skills with your addicted clients.
Hour Ten: Recovery, Relapse Prevention, and Beyond: Create a complete treatment plan with all aspects of healthy living, including sleep hygiene, nutrition, and exercise.
CE Broker#: HS 20-504482
Methods: Workbook, post-test, and evaluation
Purpose: To assist mental health practitioners in enhancing their skills in using an integrative approach to addiction and recovery. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mindfulness skills are offered to assist mental health professionals in developing a comprehensive model of recovery.
Content Area: Addictions/Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Behavior Disorders, Counseling, Co-existing Conditions
Target Audience: Psychologists, school psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, mental health counselors, nurses, employee assistance professionals, addiction professionals, behavioral health technicians, and other allied professionals who may work with mental health clients.
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