Remote Learning: An Overview of Relapse Prevention

Good relapse prevention work is key amongst addiction professionals. This programme is designed to meet the needs of those working within the addiction field in relation to this area by following a specific model of relapse prevention and covering some practical applications of this model. The model used is that of Marlatt and Gordon.

The Relapse Prevention model proposed by Marlatt and Gordon would suggest that two issues come into play when looking at Relapse Prevention, namely immediate determinants (e.g., high-risk situations, coping skills, outcome expectancies, and the abstinence violation effect) and covert antecedents (e.g., lifestyle factors and urges and cravings) can all contribute to relapse.

The training will be delivered on Zoom: The course will allow you to interact with the trainer and other participants in a virtual classroom where, in addition to the workshop content, there will be time built in for live discussions, question & answer sessions and skills practice.

Note: Attendees will be expected to have their cameras on during the training. This helps generate engagement and interaction with their trainer and other participants. If special circumstances mean that a participant may have to switch off their camera occasionally please let us know in advance.

“Excellent course and content. I felt the exercises worked really well and gave a comprehensive overview of RP planning and implementing.  Trainer very engaging and knowledgeable. The four mornings were ideal as there was a lot of information to take in. Remote learning worked really well also.”  

Gavin Earls, Bray Community Addiction Team

February 2021

Programme Duration

Two half days.

Programme Aims

The aim of this One Day Overview is to enable participants to identify and use specific interventions such as; identification of high-risk situations for each client, enhancing the client's coping skills for these situations, increasing the client's self-efficacy, eliminating myths regarding alcohol's effects, managing lapses, and restructuring the client's perceptions of the relapse process.

Global strategies comprise balancing the client's lifestyle and helping him or her develop positive addictions, employing stimulus control techniques and urge- management techniques, and developing relapse road maps.

Programme Content

Participants will receive a copy of the presentation, other supporting documents and links to relevant literature by email which will enable them to develop their understanding of Relapse prevention  appropriate to this level. In each session participants will have the opportunity to observe and participate in role-plays and discussions on Relapse prevention via Zoom.

Learning Outcomes

  • To build on and expand existing knowledge, within the scope of an overview, in relation to Relapse Prevention within the group. 
  • To enhance confidence in participants use of Relapse Prevention strategies. 
  • To allow space and time for participants to explore scenarios where Relapse Prevention techniques can be applied.

Connect with Your Trainer

The Learning Curve Institute will distribute a unique pre-course questionnaire to each participant in order to ensure the training meets the needs of everyone and is tailored to the appropriate level while also covering specific situations or scenarios as highlighted by the group.

The Learning Curve Institute offers a unique post course support system whereby learners are provided with the contact details of the trainer and are free to contact them with any questions they may have.

Programme Certification

All participants will receive an eCertificate of Completion in An Overview of Relapse Prevention from The Learning Curve Institute.