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Self-Discovery

Part of our comprehensive workbook series, Self-Discovery provides an introduction to treatment, material for reducing resistance, and identifying underlying areas of vulnerability. It starts the process of identifying and addressing issues underlying substance abuse and similar dependencies.

Resources are tailored by age and gender. Programming materials are available for adult males, adult females, juvenile males, and juvenile females.

Catalog Code Title Description Hours
SD1 What's Treatment All About? Short introductory workbook for use with individuals or groups. Starts the process of identifying and addressing substance abuse and similar dependencies. (for juvenile and adult corrections programs) 4
SD2 “What Went Wrong?” This workbook identifies and addresses underlying issues and areas of vulnerability — critical to the process of personal change and long-term recovery. This workbook is designed to support the motivational enhancement (MET) approach, guiding clients from pre-contemplation to contemplation of change. 9 to 10
SD3 Get stronger! Deal With Stress and Trauma in Your Life Introduces areas of trauma/ PTSD issues. Links client trauma and dependencies and identifies steps toward cognitive change. Adult and juvenile versions available. 6
SD4n Facing Your Grief Identifies grief and loss issues and links individual losses with dependencies. Identifies steps toward managing grief. 6
SD5 Understanding Your Dependencies Examines addictions and multiple dependencies and explains chronic nature of dependencies. Addresses denial issues and helps clients focus their recovery. This workbook is designed to support the motivational enhancement (MET) approach, guiding clients from pre-contemplation to contemplation of change. 8
DWI DWI - Stage Based These materials are a set of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and stage-based resources tailored to help the counselor guide DWI clients through the stages of change. This resource will be most helpful in a 1:1 setting, or within a DWI court-ordered group-based program. It is an important supplement to the actual curriculum and other program elements. In includes four (4) sets of stage-specific resources tailored to the precontemplation, contemplation, preparation/determination, and action stages. Each set of resources includes several tools, designed to be used - as needed - by the counselor to enhance motivation or to encourage the participant. $250
WYNTK What you need to know Basic information about effects of specific substances and consequences of abuse, providing accurate information to counter “street” information. $150
SD6 Reasons to Change Addresses denial, resistance, other defenses. Raises awareness of consequences of own behavior for self and others (including criminal thinking and victim empathy). Builds motivation to make personal changes. This workbook is designed to support the motivational enhancement (MET) approach, guiding clients from pre-contemplation to contemplation of change 6
TRW Thinking about “right” and “wrong” Based on Kohlberg’s model of moral development, it includes 80 activity cards andgroup activities to increase participant awareness, build empathy, and guide cognitive changes. Highly interactive program. (Males only). 12
SD7a My Life Story, Part 1 Designed to allow participants to describe their life experiences including their experiences with alcohol and other drugs — in a non-threatening manner. Discussion of family issues and childhood memories help identify specific issues and areas to be addressed in counseling. Similar in focus to psychosocial history. 2
SD7b My Life Story, Part 2 Designed to support the Motivational Enhancement (MET) resources in the program. Includes change-focused resources addressing past behaviors, coping choices, and consequences 2
SD8 Your internal strengths Helps participants identify key internal strengths and protective factors, and guides them to make better choices about how they will live their life in the future. 1
SD10 Reducing Consequences Designed as part of a harm reduction strategy, it helps clients identify the consequences of their behaviors and examine their readiness to reduce their substance abuse. This can be a critical first step towards abstinence. This workbook is designed to support the motivational enhancement (MET) approach, guiding clients from pre-contemplation to contemplation of change. 3
SD11/DP9 “What’s Going On In My Life?” Introductory workbook helps identify feelings, issues, and risk factors, reducing resistance, and beginning the process of personal awareness and change. Based on motivational enhancement (MET model). 7
SD12/RH25/DP8/CP8 Key Elements of Change This workbook provides a comprehensive overview of personal change from substance abuse. It includes elements of motivational enhancement therapy (MET) and cognitivebehavioral therapy (CBT), as well as analysis of risk factors, the development of key coping and refusal skills, and the development of a safety net 9

Our Complete Workbook Series

Preparation for Treatment Self-Discovery Understanding Your Feelings Self-Awareness Functional Thinking Identifying & Changing Your Stinking Thinking Finding Your Direction Developing Insight Becoming a Stronger Person Coping Skills Putting It All Together Returning Home Delinquency Program Men's Program Women's Issues Domestic Violence (for women) • Life Issues Pathways to Daily Living Problem Solving Relapse Intervention Vocational Materials

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