Have you ever spoken of a client’s “dirty urine,” or talked about her or him being “violated” because of rule infractions? Maybe it didn’t quite seem like the best words, or you wondered how to get your clients to more enthusiastically engage in treatment? New language suggestions will be proposed to help build rapport between practitioner and client while still addressing substance use issues head on. Equally importantly, this workshop will emphasize that recovery involves optimism and hope and allows a person to thrive. This course will train participants to competently use evidence-based non-stigmatizing language that has been shown to promote remission from substance use disorders.
Course Learning Objectives:
Participants will demonstrate behavioral competence during role-/real-plays:
Explaining and discussing...
1) The negative consequences of stigmatizing language on individuals with addiction
2) The benefits to clients of non-stigmatizing language to individuals with addiction
3) Examples of non-stigmatizing language pertaining to the diagnosis & treatment of addiction
4) Examples of non-stigmatizing language pertaining to the progress of addiction treatment