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Time needed for training is dependent on workshop, prior training & expertise

I. Introduction to ARISE® for Intake and Admissions Staff (1.5-8 hours)

Create a seamless intake and admission process that mobilizes the First Caller and natural support system to maximize admissions and ensure that the client is motivated rather than resistant on treatment entry. Conduct secondary interventions with client, family and support system.

II. Reduce AMA Rates, Improve Treatment and Staff Retention (2-8 hours)

Motivate client and family to complete treatment and continue recovery through timely discharge. Through integration of the ARISE® philosophy and principles across administrative, clinical, technical, and alumni staff, AMA rates are decreased and staff and client retention improve. Didactic and experiential learning focuses on the role and relevance of families in prevention, treatment, aftercare and long-term recovery and increasing the competency and self-confidence of everyone who is ever in contact with the client. A seamless continuum of services and the development of appropriate and integrated policies, procedures and related forms enhance the service.

III. Enhance Discharge and Aftercare Continuum Programming (4-8 Hours)

Reduce relapse and promote long-term recovery and healing through implementation of post-discharge, aftercare programming including multifamily groups, social groups, individual and family case management, ongoing family life education programs, etc. Practice techniques for overcoming resistance and collaborating with family, support system, interventionists, recovery specialists, and outside professionals. Conduct secondary interventions with client, family and support system.

IV. Develop Multi-Family Support Groups (4-8 Hours)

Facilitate client and family recovery through:
(a) a clinician-led multi-family group during treatment, and (
(b) a multi-family peer support group post treatment hosted at your facility.
These low-cost, meetings are conducted according to the Transitional Family Therapy protocol, providing your client families with a continuum of philosophy and principles consistent with that of the treatment program.

V. Interface with Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) (4-8 Hours)

Establish your organization as a resource to EAPs in early intervention and facilitation of care for employees whose mental health and substance abuse are affecting the workplace.

VI. Treat Impaired Professionals (4-8 hours)

Program development focused on early intervention and relapse prevention systems for impaired professionals that meet the standards of professional monitoring systems.

VII. Community Outreach Programming (2 to 4 Hours)

This is frequently selected by facilities working towards becoming Certified ARISE® Facilities. We offer a single, or series of, community presentations to promote organization visibility and awareness of your services in your local community. Topics can include addiction, family and addiction, dual-diagnosis, prevention and early recognition of adolescents and young adults struggling with substance abuse and process addictions, mental illness, and/or intervention.

VIII. Coordinate with Family Court Systems (4-8 Hours)

Collaborate with family court systems on early intervention, getting first time offenders adequate options for care before being charged with repeat offences. Includes planning and development of systems to integrate family services and treatment providers during early intervention. May include options of mediation and/or diversion to treatment.

IX. Reduce Treatment Costs for Organization and Clients (1-2 Days – time dependent on prior training)

Develop organization-specific plan for reducing barriers to ARISE® for clients with private, third party billing

  • Decrease organization costs through utilizing elements of ARISE® Continuing Care as appropriate to the situation
  • Learn the basics of relevant techniques for overcoming resistance, treatment engagement, case management and interfacing with families
X. Introduction to the Neurobiology of Addiction and Recovery (2-4 hours)

Learn the basics of brain development, impairment and healing. Understand the basics of stress, pleasure, and reward. Learn about the impact of substance and process addiction on the brain and resultant behavior. Understand that brain healing does not occur on a straight sequential path. Learn the impact of brain damage and healing on individuals and families in order to help clients, families and staff support recovery. Help families learn how to live with the “stranger” in their midst, guiding them to develop an understanding of the disease process so that they are able to:

Understand the difference between conscious and unconscious processes:

  • Be patient and tolerant during early recovery
  • Set appropriate boundaries for loved ones and family members
  • Be helpful, rather than hindering healing
  • Take care of themselves so that they do not develop symptoms of stress that aggravate the situation
  • Learn techniques and methods for everyday solutions to disruptive behavior and challenging
  • Develop realistic expectations
  • Help their loved one’s progress to recovery
  • Achieve long-term healing of their loved and the family as a whole
XI. Working with First Responders and their Families (3– 8 Hours)

This may be provided as a workshop, or as a course for the professionals and paraprofessionals who serve First Responders and their families. It may also include a block of time with the First Responders and their families. First Responders include, for example, firefighters, police, hostage negotiators, ambulance and EMT personnel, National Guard.

The focus varies according to the need and is on, for example:

  • Dealing with ongoing and repetitive crisis
  • Understanding the impact of unexpected transitions on the family and first responder through the Family Life Spiral
  • Prevention and early recognition of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in First Responder and in family members
  • Identifying triggers in First Responders and family members
  • Family of Origin work with the professionals and paraprofessionals
  • Family of Origin work with the First Responders and their families
  • Psycho-education about addiction and the family (substance and process)
  • Psycho-education about mental illness and physical illness and the family
  • The danger and challenges of medication for First Responder and family
  • The challenge of rapidly changing roles and responsibilities between work and home (First Responder and family members)
  • Family Life Education (development and life cycle stages, coping with major transitions, dealing with injury and loss, learning to play, learning to celebrate, learning to grieve)
  • Life Skills for all family members

Experiential exercises on:

  • Making life and death decisions
  • Dealing with challenging authority relationships and possible dangers imposed
  • Conflict around roles and responsibilities in the family
  • Understanding family role reversals and responsibilities by learning to use the Transitional Checkerboard
XII. Applicability of ARISE® to Specialty Populations (2-8 Hours)

Learn how to tailor ARISE® Comprehensive Care to working with:

  • Adolescents
  • Geriatrics
  • Cross-Cultural Groups
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Gambling
  • Gaming
  • Internet Addiction
  • Compulsive Overspending
  • Overeating
  • Hoarding
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Chronic/Life-Threatening Physical Illness,
  • Disability, or Pain
  • Chronic/Life-Threatening Psychiatric
  • Illness
  • Poor Self-Care
  • Poor Financial Management
  • Traumatic and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  • (TBI and MTBI)
XIII. Develop ARISE® Comprehensive Care Competencies (½ to 1 Day)

Learn when to consult and/or collaborate with other members of the natural support system (siblings, grandparents and other members of the extended family system; primary care providers, sponsors, friends, neighbors, spiritual leaders, ministers, coaches, teachers, colleagues) and artificial (ancillary) support system (e.g. interventionists, recovery specialists, other members of the treatment facility, internists, psychiatrists, hospitals, judicial systems). Help families, other members of the support system, and outside professionals with the management of specific issues likely to emerge during early recovery including:

  • Physical Health (nutrition, biochemistry, exercise, managing illness, etc.)
  • Mental Health (underlying co-occurring disorders)
  • Spiritual Health (reconnecting with belief system)
  • Family Support (sober environment and psycho-education)
  • Social Support (assembling a sober network of friends)
  • Managing Finances (developing a recovery budget)
  • Career (finding an appropriate job and planning how to improve it)
  • Developing a Relapse Prevention Plan
  • Resolving Legal Issues
  • Dealing with Unresolved Grief
  • Healthy Ways of Celebrating, Grieving, Playing and Relaxing Together

Guide family and support system through engagement, treatment, early recovery and into long-term recovery and healing.

XIV: Assorted Facility Workshops

These workshops are tailored to the needs and size of the facility and staff and are available on request.

  • The Relevance and Role of Families in Addiction
  • Multigenerational Trauma and Addiction
  • Managing First Interactions Part I: Practical tools of Transitional Family Therapy and ARISE®
  • Managing First Interactions Part II: Telephone Intake
  • Managing First Interactions Part III: Admission Process
  • Transitions and Secondary Interventions
  • Collaboration: Safe and structured Transitions and Continuing Care
  • Emotional Intelligence: a didactic and interactive workshop