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.
|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|
|PB||The Problem Backpack||This activity helps clients identify/admit problems and issues to be addressed in treatment. It includes 60-80 typical individual issues or problems, attached to blocks of wood and plastic, in a transparent backpack. Helpful in preparation for treatment and at different stages during treatment. Includes short handbook for individual or group use.||N/A|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|SD9||Protective factors checklist||This short workbook identifies common protective factors and developmental asserts, and guides the identification of specific factors. In addition to identifying internal and external resources for each individual, it provides feedback and encouragement for developing resiliency and building on these strengths to make changes. It is designed to work with the other Motivational Enhancement (MET) resources in the program.||3|
|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|