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The real stigma of substance use disorders



                      This is a valuable clinical training course that explains the pitfalls of counselors, who are themselves in recovery, self disclosing to their clients that they are also and addict. (14:49)

To tell or not to tell?? That is the question that is finally answered in this online course. View Part I above and let me know what you think. To take a closure look at the training course check out the online course catalog. To read my published article go to publications.

                     In this video message I read a response from a learner who has taken my course on self-disclosure.                                        I am always interested in your responses. (7:32)

                      This is a real life case study of self-disclosure going very wrong for the counselor, the program and the clients.                                         See if you can pick-up on where and how it goes wrong. (11:23)


How to successfully introduce 12 Step principles in to the group therapy process.




                                                                                                             Watch Part 1 “Content” (3:51)                                                                                                                                                   1) Distinguish and define the concepts of “Content” and “Process
2) Provide accurate documentation and session notation of patient’s recovery process in measurable terms
3) Provide accurate documentation and session notes of the content & process of the group or individual counseling session
4) Addiction Counseling Competencies TAP 21 – Competency 92


This video lecture is Lesson I of the Ethics 6.0 course and a good place to start – “Virtue Ethics” (14:09)

In this video clip I explain the “Spirit” of Motivational Interviewing (1:07)

In this video clip I explain the strategy “Roll with Resistance” (1:40)

In this video clip I explain the strategy “Develop Discrepancy” (1:40)

“… practice these these principles is all our affairs.” (Step 12). What does that mean?

                                                                                     This video lecture is also part of the Ethics 6.0 course.                                                                                 Here I explain to a group of learners the difference of “Consent” vs. “Informed Consent” (18:56)

I put 100’s of hours of work into writing, filming, editing and remixing this 18 minute film. Watch it!

                                  This set of workshops in video form was designed for individuals who are in recovery to watch.                                        It can also be used by treatment professionals as a component of treatment planning, patient education or to assign as homework and then discuss as part of relapse prevention.      (Click Here to Download)




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