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Relapse Prevention and Maintaining Change

This workshop presents key information on the process and stages of relapse. It supports the idea that relapse can be anticipated and proactively responded to, in order to maintain change in the long-term.

Description

Aim

This workshop presents key information on the process and stages of relapse. It supports the idea that relapse can be anticipated and proactively responded to, in order to maintain change in the long-term.

The science and discussion around what constitute recovery has gained significant momentum over recent years, and this workshop presents current findings and models that can be applied to your area of practice. With a strong focus on AOD issues, the themes of the workshop also have relevance for anyone looking to better support someone to make and sustain all forms of behavioural change and health improvement.

It is designed for non-specialists, those who are new to the topic and also those who are wishing to further develop their understanding of relapse prevention techniques and recovery capital. This will be a highly interactive, practical workshop and participants will apply theory to practice and case studies.

Overview and Learning Intentions

  • Explore the stages and components of relapse and how these relate to your area of work/interest

  • Practice relapse prevention techniques and strategies

  • Learn what recovery is and common pathways

  • How we develop recovery capital

  • Apply new dynamic models from the emerging evidence of recovery

  • Cycle of change

  • Develop new skills and approaches to reduce the possibility of relapse and increase the capacity for recovery

Let's Get Real

  • Working with Service Users

  • Working with whānau

  • Working with Communities

  • Challenging Stigma and Discrimination

  • Professional and Personal Development

Facilitated by Melvyn Johns 

MASW, B.A. (Hons), Cert. Supervision, Cert. AOD Counselling, RSW

Mel has over 20 years’ experience working in the mental health and addictions sector in Aotearoa New Zealand and the UK. Throughout his career, he has held a number of diverse roles, working alongside a broad client base within both statutory and NGO services. He possesses clinical practice, leadership, teaching, management, supervision and governance experience. Mel has a comprehensive knowledge of assessment processes, therapeutic interventions and risk-management approaches. He demonstrates a relentless commitment to the principles of social justice, along with a strong passion for developing services that are truly recovery focused. Mel has been a workshop facilitator with MHERC for several years, whilst maintaining his clinical, supervisory and project management roles.

Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Five
Subsidised Rate: Check if you are eligible here. Tick applicable box when registering to apply discount
Early Bird Discount: $10 discount is available on registrations made up to 8 weeks before the workshop date (automatically applied at checkout)
Catering: Refreshments provided

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations made up to 10 working days before a workshop will incur a $39 service fee.

  • Cancellations (or non-attendance) made 10 working days or less will not be refunded and the full workshop fee will be charged. 

  • No fee applies if you are able to find a replacement participant.

  • MHERC reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient registrations.

  • Workshops may be moved to online delivery due to changes in Covid-19 alert levels.

Please read our full Terms and Conditions before registering.

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