Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors

About the Course:

Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors aims to provide readers with an update on empirical and applied developments related to relapse prevention (RP) with a primary focus on events spanning the last decade (2000-2010). A concise overview of the historical and theoretical foundations of the RP model and a brief summary of the clinical intervention strategies are also explored.

Journal/Publisher:

Substance Abuse Treatment Prevention and Policy

Publication Date:

2011

Authors

Christian S. Hendershot; Katie Witkiewitz; William H. George; G. Alan Marlatt

About the Authors:

Christian S. Hendershot works for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and in the Psychiatry Department of the University of Toronto, Canada

Katie Wiekiewitz works for the Departmernt of Psychology at Washington State University in Vancouver, WA.

William H. George works in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.

G. Alan Marlatt works in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about relapse prevention for addictive behaviors. It is appropriate for an advanced level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain Marlatt’s relapse prevention model as well as the developments in relapse prevention from 2000-2010.

  2. Identify the recent findings in support of the relapse prevention model components.

  3. Acknowledge the emerging topics in relapse and relapse prevention with understanding of directions for future research.

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