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Advanced Relapse Prevention Therapy Training - July 17-23, 2023 - Virtual

Advanced Relapse Prevention Therapy Training - July 17-23, 2023 - Virtual

Regular price $795.00 USD
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Register & Pay here for  the July 17-23, 2023 - Pacific Time - Virtual Advanced Relapse Prevention Therapy Training

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This is a live interactive training facilitated through a video/web conferencing platform. 

Training Days/Times
Monday – Friday: The training will be conducted from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with an hour break for lunch and a 15-minute each morning and afternoon.

Continuing Education
For our 5-day Training Program, participants who attend all 5 days will receive 40 CE credit hours and a Certificate of Completion. Please note, participants must be present for the entire training to receive the education credits and certificate of participation.

Training Materials
CENAPS will send the training manual, workbook, and warning sign cards after receiving registration information and payments online or by mail/check. An electronic link (zoom) will be sent prior to the start of the course as well as notes on what will be needed to participate each day.

Advanced Clinical Relapse Prevention Specialist (ACRPS) Certification
This training provides the classroom hours needed to receive competency certification from CENAPS. After attending, participants have the option to complete the corresponding Competency Certification Portfolio, which must be reviewed and approved by CENAPS to receive credentials.

About the 5-Day Advanced RPT Training
Terry Gorski developed the Advanced RPT Training for clinicians to better address the relapse process and increase support for their relapse prone patients. Ranked among the most comprehensive and effective trainings for behavioral health professionals, RPT is for those who wish to advance their clinical skills through an evidenced-based approach. 

Training participants will utilize their current skills and integrate them with powerful techniques to help their clients identify and manage high risk situations as well as core personality and life-style warning sign patterns that lead to the re-occurrence of alcohol and other drug use in the critical early stages of the recovery process. 

Participants will learn how to teach their clients/patients to:

  • Develop an RPT Treatment Plan – personalizing the standard treatment plan for RPT.
  • Build Conceptual Pyramids- develop a conscious way of thinking and problem solving that describes each problem.
  • Actively Listen – a communication process to increase understanding and remain engaged.
  • Recognize and lower stress through Relaxation Response Techniques and how to Bookmark Hot Issues that activate stress-related defensiveness.

Participants will learn how to teach their clients/patients how to use standard procedures in groups (or individual) sessions that help them stay on track and engaged in treatment with segments on Group Opening, Presentation, and Closure Procedures.

Participants will learn how to teach their clients/patients how to identify and clarify their Presenting Problems, review their Life and Addiction History, and Recovery and Relapse History to understand the core pattern of personality and lifestyle problems that created pain and problems and how to make a commitment to complete the RPT process.

Participants will learn how to teach their clients/patients to identify, examine, understand, relate, and manage Warning Signs that can lead to relapse through segments on: Warning Sign Review, Initial Warning Sign List, Warning Sign Analysis, Final Warning Sign List and Critical Warning Signs, and Warning Sign Management.

Participants will learn how to teach their clients/patients Recovery Planning including how to develop a schedule of recovery activities that can support the ongoing identification and management of the core personality and lifestyle problems that lead to relapse. 


About the Instructors

Dr. Stephen Grinstead, AD, LMFT, ACRPS

Dr. Grinstead has a Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Science, a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Addictive Disorders (Dr. AD).  He is a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, (LMFT) a past California Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC-II), and an Advanced Relapse Prevention Specialist (ACRPS). He served on the faculty of UC Santa Cruz Extension Alcohol and Drug Studies Program and also taught at Santa Clara University, UC Berkeley Extension and Stanford University Medical School and served on the faculty of University of Utah’s School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies as well as serving as an Adjunct Professor at Alliant University teaching Masters Level and Psy.D. Students the Treating the Addicted Family System course for the Marriage and Family Therapy track for five years.  Dr. Grinstead is author of the book Thank You Adversity For Yet Another Test: A Body Mind Spirit Approach for Relieving Chronic Pain Suffering, as well as author of several other pain management books including Freedom from Suffering: A Journey of Hope, Managing Pain, Coexisting Disorders, and the Addiction-Free Pain Management® Recovery Guide. Dr. Grinstead is also an internationally recognized expert in preventing relapse related to addiction and chronic pain disorders and is the developer of the Addiction-Free Pain Management® System.

Alana Van Zanten, LMFT, LPCC, LAADC-S, ACRPS

Alana is a licensed psychotherapist in California, Connecticut, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon and Washington. She is also a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Clinical Supervisor and is an Advanced Credentialed Relapse Prevention Specialist. Alana completed her Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Santa Clara University and her Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology at San Jose State University. Alana has been working in addiction treatment for over a decade, and specializes in helping people as they enter into, and sustain, recovery from substance use disorders. In addition to Alana’s clinical practice, she has worked as a trainer and consultant. Alana has a particular passion for working with adolescents and young people seeking support with addiction. She is currently developing an adolescent training manual and credentialing school curriculum for the Gorski-CENAPS organization.

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