Relapse Prevention with Chemically Dependent Criminal Offenders

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This home study course provides comprehensive guidelines for criminal justice system professionals who deal with chemically dependent criminal offenders.  It is designed to be used by paraprofessional counselors, professional therapists, probation and parole officers, and other criminal justice system professionals who do coordination or case management with criminal offenders. 


The material is simple enough to be understood by people with little professional counseling and therapy training, the techniques are based up sound clinical procedures and as a result can improve the effectiveness of interventions provided by psychologists, social workers, and professional counselors.  The concepts in the text book provide an excellent foundation for the multidisciplinary team treatment of chemically dependent criminal offenders.


Course Objectives Upon completion of this homestudy course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Recognize both chemical dependence and criminal personal traits in offenders.
  2. Design and monitor effective recovery programs that help offenders to abstain from the use of alcohol, drugs, and criminal behaviors.
  3. Use a Biopsychosocial Model Of Assessment to identify and differentiate between the symptoms of chemical dependency and antisocial personality traits that often coexist in chemically dependent criminal offenders.
  4. Use a Developmental Model Of Recovery in the treatment of both chemical dependency and criminal personality. 
  5. Use a Relapse Warning Sign Lists to identify the early warning signs of relapse for both chemical dependency and criminal personality.


This 11 credit hour course is offered for $135.00.



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