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The Living In Balance Counseling Approach

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About the Course:

This course presents a group drug treatment approach that is designed to be practical, psychoeducational, and experiential. The approach presented draws from cognitive, behavioral, and experiential treatment approaches. The emphasis of the program is on relapse prevention. Group processes utilized include role play, discussion, relaxation and visualization exercises, informational handouts, and more. NOTE: This course uses PDF pages 37-58 ONLY

This course is based on the reading-based online, The Living In Balance Counseling Approach created by Hoffman, Jeffrey A., et al. in 2000.


National Institute on Drug Abuse

Publication Date:

July 2000

Course Material Author

Hoffman, Jeffrey A., et al.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is intended for healthcare professionals, including psychologists, social workers, nurses, and counselors who seek knowledge regarding drug abuse treatment programs and relapse prevention. It is intended for all levels of professionals’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the Living In Balance (LIB) approach and how it contrasts with other drug treatment approaches.

  2. Describe the counselor characteristics and training needed in order to effectively implement the program.

  3. Explain the counselor-client relationship called for in the LIB treatment model.

  4. Assess session format and content for relevance to treating your clients.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

2 credit hours

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American Psychological Association (APA)

2 credit hours

CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

2 credit hours

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

2 credit hours

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This course uses PDF pages 37-58 ONLY

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Course Retired
Course Number 100844
2 credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
4.39 out of 5
358 members have taken this course