Taking the Mystery Out of Relapse: Starting Recovery with Relapse Prevention

Presented by Stephen F. Grinstead, Dr. AD, LMFT, ACRPS

Live Streaming November 16, 2021


6 Hours  |    Pre-approved for 6 CEUs


This online course will be streaming live on November 16, 2021 from 8:30am – 4:00pm PT, 10:30am – 6:00pm CT, 11:30am – 7:00pm ET after purchase.

10:00am – 10:15am PT, 12:00pm – 12:15pm CT, 1:00pm – 1:15pm ET
12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, 2:00pm – 3:00pm CT, 3:00pm- 4:00pm ET
2:30pm – 2:45pm PT, 4:30pm – 4:45pm CT, 5:30pm – 5:45pm ET

Recored footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until December 16, 2021. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances. 

Registration will close on November 14, 2021. 

This interactive webinar is for professional healthcare clinicians who want to learn how to assist their clients to identify and manage the progressive warning signs and high risks situations that lead to alcohol or other drug (AOD) relapse despite a commitment to sobriety. You will learn that relapse is a process not and event and that there are many identifiable warning signs and high-risk situations that occur far in advance of their AOD use.  Valuable tools will be introduced that will enable the you to assist your clients to take the mystery out of the relapse process and develop a strategic relapse prevention plan.  You will learn how to utilize and personalize the “Relapse Cycle” and “Relapse Autopsy” processes to better help your clients in preventing a future relapse cycle.

You will also learn how to develop an early relapse intervention plan (R.I.P.). Then you will be led through a strategic step by step high risk situation identification process.  The process ends with teaching participants to help clients finalize a relapse prevention plan designed to help them better identify and manage future warning signs and high-risk situations. This webinar includes a combination of lectures, and interactive group discussions, designed to enhance the training process.

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Understanding Relapse and Relapse Prevention

  • Defining Relapse And Recovery
  • The Gorski-CENAPS® Developmental Model of Recovery
  • Conducting A Relapse Autopsy To Avoid Future Relapses
  • Identifying And Managing Post Acute Withdrawal
  • Identifying And Managing Cravings

Starting Recovery With Relapse Prevention

  • Starting Relapse Prevention With Denial Management
  • Exploring The Inner Saboteur – AKA Denial
  • The Big 5 Denial Patterns
  • The Small 7 Denial Patterns
  • Personalizing Your Denial Patterns

Starting Relapse Prevention with Denial Management

  • What Denial Management Consists Of
  • Managing The Big Five Denial Patterns
  • Managing The Small Seven Denial Patterns
  • Exploring The Denial Management Interactional Process
  • Tying It All Together

Identifying and Managing Relapse Indicators and Introducing High-Risk Situations

  • Exploring the Relapse Indicator Checklist Long and Short Forms
  • Picking the top three Relapse Indicators
  • Identifying, Personalizing and Managing the Most Important Relapse Indicator
  • Exploring the Role of High-Risk Situations in Relapse Prevention Planning
  • Identifying specific High-Risk Situations
  • Learning to Map High-Risk Situations

Managing High-Risk Situations And Situation Mapping

  • Exploring High-Risk Situation Management
  • Utilize A Relapse Prevention Toolbox
  • Stress and Stress Management
  • Using Bookmarking and Inner Dialog Process
  • Using Situation Maps for Identifying and Managing Decision Points
  • Developing a Recovery Plan for Future High-Risk Situations

Developing An Effective Relapse Intervention Plan – R.I.P.

  • Developing Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual Recovery And Relapse Prevention Plans
  • The Importance of developing a Relapse Intervention Plan (R.I.P.)
  • How to Develop a Relapse Intervention Plan (R.I.P.)
  • Developing Relapse Intervention Plan (R.I.P.) Team Letters
  • Developing Relapse Intervention Plan (R.I.P.) Letter To Self

By attending this presentation participants will be able to:

  1. Aid clients in developing a strategic Relapse Intervention Plan (R.I.P.) that includes three (3) core components that include choosing professional and personal collaborative accountability partners that will significantly reduce the risk or severity of a relapse episode.
  2. Understand and utilize the five (5) components of a high-risk situation management plan to assist clients in personalizing their own relapse prevention plan designed to identify and manage future high-risk situations.
  3. Educate their clients about the nine (9) mistaken beliefs about relapse that will lead to developing a more effective relapse prevention plan.
  4. Explain relapse as a process—not an event—and educate their clients that recognizing and managing early relapse warning signs is crucial step in stopping a potential relapse cycle.
  5. Identify and be able to develop a management plan for the six (6) symptoms of Protracted or Post Acute Withdrawal (PAW) as part of a strategic relapse prevention plan.
  6. Develop a strategic craving management plan by education clients about the biological and psychological components of craving and utilize the nine (9) steps of an effective craving management plan that becomes a major component of a strategic relapse prevention plan.

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, School Counsellors, Behaviour Specialists, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Stephen F. Grinstead, Dr. AD, LMFT, ACRPS has a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioural Science, a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and a Doctorate in Addictive Disorders (Dr. AD).  He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, (LMFT) a past California Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor (CADC-II), and, a Certified Denial Management Specialist (CDMS) an Advanced Relapse Prevention Specialist (ACRPS). He served on the faculty of UC Santa Cruz Extension Alcohol and Drug Studies Program and also taught at Santa Clara University, UC Berkeley Extension and Stanford University Medical School and served on the faculty of University of Utah’s School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies as well as serving as an Adjunct Professor at Alliant University teaching Masters Level and Psy.D. Students the Treating the Addicted Family System course for the Marriage and Family Therapy track for five years.

From 2015 to 2018, Dr. Grinstead was the Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer of a Triple Diagnosis Residential and Intensive Outpatient Chronic Pain Management Program in California.  He is author of the book Thank You Adversity for Yet Another Test: A Body Mind Spirit Approach for Relieving Chronic Pain Suffering, as well as author of several other pain management books including Freedom from Suffering: A Journey of Hope, Managing Pain, Coexisting Disorders, and the Addiction-Free Pain Management® Recovery Guide. Dr. Grinstead is also an internationally recognized expert in preventing relapse related to addiction and chronic pain disorders and is the developer of the Evidence-Based Addiction-Free Pain Management® System. He has been working with chronic pain management, substance use disorders, eating addiction and coexisting mental and personality disorders since 1984. Since 1996, he has trained well over 40,000 healthcare providers in Seminars, Workshops and Trainings across the United States and Canada.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment$249.00N/A
Full-Time Student$199.00N/A

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