Addictionology 101: Creating Respectful, Collaborative Models with Substance Abusers STC Certification #03907-084168

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    This highly interactive eight hour course developed specifically for law enforcement personnel who work with drug offenders. ICT is combining over 400 hours of the most up-to-date training to bring you a course that will not only improve your current communication skills, but provide you with advanced methods to enhance your ability to work with best practice models within addiction models.

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    “Excellent, exciting course. Should be mandatory training for all staff.” – Drug Court Psychologist

    This course will combine the evidence based practices of interpersonal neurobiology such as Non Violent Communication (NVC), Motivational Interviewing, Imago and other related models to teach participants respectful, collaborative communication strategies when working with substance abusers. This systematic approach teaches the communicator how to utilize empathetic listening and acknowledge needs which lead to the ability to make requests to modify behavior. The participant will learn how to listen effectively, discover limiting beliefs, dispel labels, define what the window of somatic tolerance is, one up-one down thinking, power and identity, our circle of perception and impact vs. intention. We will examine the model of addiction, the 21 day commitment and the 8 day relapse window. An in-depth study of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs will be explored and tied to ordering of rehabilitative goals.

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    “Immediately applicable. Amazing instructor! I was completely engaged.”

    – Deputy Probation Officer, AB109 Caseload

    Instructor Specialty: Ms. McDermott is constantly seeking avenues to advance her own learning in order to provide her students with the most up-to-date, cutting edge, evidence based training programs available.  Since 2014, Ms. McDermott has completed over 400 hours of training specific to communication with over 120 of those hours being completed as recently as March of 2015.  She is committed to providing the most current evidence-based material to her students, and her dedication and passion for the subject matter is further evidenced by the consistent praise she receives from her students who routinely applaud her for her charismatic, humorous, learner-centric approach.

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    “Enjoyed learning the materials, especially Maslow. She was able to make otherwise dry material very interesting. I am taking so many things from this class and will use them immediately with my clients; reflective listening skills, especially. One of the best presenters I have had.”

    At the end of the course, the participant will be able to:

    a) Describe Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
    b) describe the addiction model using STH vs. STL and LTH vs. LTL
    c) teach the circle of perception
    d) discuss the difference between impact and intention and how to utilize this tool in discussions with drug offenders
    e) describe the OFNR model of NVC
    f) demonstrate the IMAGO communication model of compassionate and empathetic listening
    g) assist drug offenders to identify triggers associated with challenging situations

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