Curt Miller 
Brook Lane 
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Thursday, March 16, 2023 from 8:45 AM to 4:15 PM EDT

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Overview of the Transtheoretical Model & Stages and Process of Change: Recovery from Substance Use & Mental Illness

Thursday, March 16, 2023   *   8:45 am – 4:15 pm (6-hours)

Check-in & Continental Breakfast:  8:15 - 8:45 am

This program is funded in part by the William B. and Sylvia A. Hunsberger Fund

This seminar will explore several current challenges to supporting and promoting recovery-oriented change with individuals experiencing mental health and/or substance use disorders, and how these challenges for change are similar and different when working with mental health and substance-using clients. This involves better understanding important tasks of the stages and process of change as well as developing an understanding of disorders beyond DSM-5 symptoms, and how to adapt treatment to the stages and process of change. The course will also emphasize the client contribution to recovery; the difference between change-generating, behavior specific mechanisms described by the Transtheoretical Model, and change-regulating self-control mechanisms. The training will explore how prevention and treatment are connected to the initiation and maintenance of behavior change and how relapse and recycling is often an integral part of successful change.

At the conclusion, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe the key tasks of each of the stages of change and how they function in all behavior changes, particularly recovery from addiction and mental illness
  • Name and discuss the three critical mechanisms contributing to the well maintained serious substance use disorders: Neuroadaptation, impaired self-regulation and salience or narrowing of the behavioral repertoire
  • Explain differences between early and later stages of change, as well as experiental and behavioral processes of change
  • Identify ways to adapt treatment to stages and process of change
  • Describe the difference between change-generating processes of change and change-regulating, self-regulation mechanisms
  • Identify strategies that providers can use with clients to help them move through their process of change.

Featuring Carlo DiClemente, PhD, is professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology and director of several training centers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He co-developed the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change, and has authored more than 150 scientific publications on motivation and behavior change with a variety of health and addictive behaviors. In 2018, he published the second edition, Addiction and Change: How Addictions Develop and Addicted People Recover. He has co-authored several other books and mentored a multitude of masters and doctoral students.

Seminar Fee:  $119.00 (includes 6 CEUs)

CANCELLATION POLICY: A $10 processing fee will apply for all cancellations. To receive a refund, cancellations must be made in writing and received no later than one week prior to the seminar. No refunds/credits will be made after the one-week date or for no shows on the day of the program.

Continuing Education Information:

 An important message about CEUs:  Brook Lane seminars are approved for continuing education credits as an entire event.  PARTIAL CREDIT WILL NOT BE AWARDED.  To assure that you receive continuing education credit, you must be on time and complete the entire seminar.

Maryland Social Workers: Brook Lane is authorized by the Board of Social Work in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education learning activities and maintains full responsibility for this program. This training qualifies for Category 1 continuing education units and provides 6.0 credit hours; partial credit will not be awarded. 

Maryland Psychologists: The Maryland State Board of Examiners for Psychologists will accept continuing education hours provided by Brook Lane, an approved CE sponsor by the State Board of Social Worker Examiners in Maryland; partial credit will not be awarded. 

Counselors/Therapists: Brook Lane has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5452. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Brook Lane is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This program will provide 6 clock hours; partial credit will not be awarded.

Other Professionals: A certificate of completion noting the number of educational/contact hours will be provided.