Course Agenda

    1. Instructions

    1. Pretest Instructions

    2. Pretest

    1. Course Overview

    1. Introduction

    2. Print Posttest Study Guide

    3. Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT): A Specific Method of Relapse Prevention

    4. Video: What "Relapse Is a Part of Recovery" Really Means (1:47 minutes)

    5. Video: Understand Relapse—Thought Patterns That Lead to Using (3:44 minutes)

    1. Overt and Covert Antecedents

    2. Trigger Situations

    3. Outcome Expectancies

    4. Set Ups

    5. Lifestyle Factors

    6. Urges and Cravings

    7. The Abstinence Violation Effect

    8. Coping Skills

    9. Case Vignette—Beto

    1. Specific RPT Intervention Strategies

About this course

  • $18.00
  • 34 lessons

Course Details

Course Description

This brief course explores relapse prevention therapy (RPT), and the content addresses assessment and clinical interventions, including strategies and techniques used in RPT as well as case documentation that reflects the use of RPT. This course is part of a series of online continuing education courses focused on identifying the key concepts that characterize best practices in psychotherapy and related clinical interventions. To complete the course, participants read online content that incorporates two case vignettes; an interactive exercise; and short, web-based video clips. The online posttest must be passed with a score of 80% or better to print a certificate of completion.

Target Audience

This course introduces psychotherapists, at all levels of experience, to a deeper understanding of the strategies and techniques of relapse prevention therapy (RPT) and how to demonstrate its use in clinical documentation.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, readers will be able to do the following:

  • Distinguish the methods of the relapse prevention therapy (RPT) model from unstructured efforts to prevent relapse.
  • Identify intervention principles of RPT.
  • Write clinical documentation that demonstrates proper use of RPT.

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