BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

IHWA-250 - Relapse Prevention - 3.00 Credits

IHWA-250 - Relapse Prevention - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is designed to assist participants in understanding the recovery/relapse process and stages of relapse, identifying warning signs of relapse, and developing effective relapse prevention strategies and techniques with the client. Culturally appropriate techniques to reduce the risk to Indigenous clients will be discussed.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Indigenous Holistic Wellness and Addictions Diploma - IHWA Courses
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2024 (January - April)
  • Spring 2025 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : Completion of IHWA Certificate or permission of the Program Coordinator
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master’s Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to: 

    • generate a model of the relapse/trauma process;

    • describe the myths about recovery and relapse;

    • describe the relation between addiction and the brain, and how this relation affects the relapse process;

    • identify the warning signs leading to relapse, and generate ways to manage behavior when the signs occur;

    • differentiate between destructive and constructive family involvement during recovery and how it relates to relapse;

    • assist a client to create an individualized relapse prevention plan; and,

    • develop a recovery and wellness plan from a holistic perspective:physical, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual.

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    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    M,T,W,TH,F8:00AM - 5:00PM04 Feb 202424 Feb 2024
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    T,W,TH,F,SA8:00AM - 5:00PM09 Feb 202501 Mar 2025