Slips, Laps or a Full Blown Relapse NOT If You Attend This Training – Craving Management – Get in the Know!!!

Friday, September 11, 2015 !  

Were you ever curious about Thai Chi?  

There is still space available!!!


What’s Next: Relapse Prevention and Craving Management
Friday, September 11th, 2015 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sponsored By
Portland VA Medical Center – Vancouver Division
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center – Mill Plain
Health Education Center off Mill Plain and 92nd Ave.
600 NE 92nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98664

Goal of Training
Relapse is a process that begins when clients start slipping back into old behavior patterns. A relapse begins long before they take their first drink, drug or gamble. This training aims to address increasing counselor understanding and skills related to promoting effective relapse prevention.

Participants will be introduced to a useful and teachable definition of relapse that allows for the earliest possible intervention in their client’s relapse process and dynamic. Assessing the client’s relapse dynamic and identifying effective interventions will be explored. A 10-Point Cravings Management will be reviewed that will assist the therapeutic relationship in identify cravings, urges and consequences. The utilization of Psychopharmacology for Addiction Recovery will be reviewed including medications to specifically address cravings. Alternatives to medication management will be explored and practice provided. This training is considered an advanced educational level. It is appropriate for clinicians and those professionals who have a thorough understanding of the basic concepts, yet are looking for an in-depth and detailed presentation and practice of the subject area.

Don Petersen, CDP, CADC II, is an Addiction Therapist with the Substance abuse Treatment Program of the Portland VA Medical Center, Vancouver Division. He has been in the addictions field for 23 years; 5 years for Central City Concern’s Hooper Detox Center; followed by 18 years at the VA’s elder-specific Class of ’45.

Kathleen A. Frederick, MSW, LICSW, CADC II, provides education and case management under the VA Buprenorphine Program. Additionally she is the Chairperson for the Portland VA Social Work Professional Standards Board. She is currently working on her Education Doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology at Argosy University. She has worked for the Veteran’s Health Administration since 2005.

Nancy McFarlane, is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist with Specialization in Behavioral Health. She is additionally a registered Yoga Teacher, a certified Yoga Therapist and trained Tai Chi teacher. She provides instruction in mindfulness-based interventions to patients with substance use disorders, anxiety and depressive disorders, and military sexual trauma. She has worked with the VA Portland Health Care System since 1990.

For Information Contact:
Lisa Westlund
Phone: 503-805-0989
Fax: 1-360-557-5032 (vFax)

Guadalupe looks forward to seeing you there!!!

I am a Life Coach/Brief Interventionist. My emphasis is on trading in our relationship with alcohol, drugs and negative thinking for an amazing relationship with others and most importantly developing an extraordinary relationship with our self!

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Self Care Is Imperative For Caring Professionals
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