Nicholas A. Roes, PhD
It’s understandable that treatment professionals might ask clients to abandon their own decision making process and accept the advice of someone trained in helping clients deal with the specific problems that led them to seek treatment. But this can be a very big mistake.
TEACHING SELF-ADVOCACY is designed to help counselors, social workers, and addiction professionals equip their clients for lifelong success. It offers suggestions for helping clients develop, rather than abandon, their own decision making process and their ability to advocate for themselves. This is much more supportive of long-term recovery than blind obedience to someone else’s direction.
Teaching self-advocacy helps in several ways:
Goal: To reduce relapse and promote long-term recovery by training providers in teaching self-advocacy.
This four week course requires 8 hours of work over its duration.
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