Personalizing Wellness Self-Management Curriculum

This Wellness Self-Management Curriculum post comes from Lesley Fine, PROS Facilitator, at Community Access’ East Village Access. Click on the link at the end of this post to download her module in MS Word.

Course Overview: This course is designed to supplement the standardized Wellness Self Management Curriculum. This course will expand upon topics which have been touched upon in the WSM curriculum, and will cover the topics in more depth. It will focus on the concepts of stress,  and triggers,  as barriers to all aspects of recovery, including behavioral issues, substance abuse, physical well-being, and emotional recovery. The focus will be on how good stress management can break down barriers to reaching identified goals in the different recovery domains.

Description: Each person has a very individual, personalized path in recovery. This is their own Path to Wellness.  These sixteen modules include various exercises, activities, techniques, and assignments, designed to identify stressors and triggers, and the skills needed to recognize them and avoid the consequences of reacting. Modules will use an initial self-assessment by each participant in the group, as a starting point for the work of that module. The same self-assessment will be revisited at the end of the sixteen modules to evaluate progress.  Homework is sometimes assigned at the end of a module, and then reviewed at the start of the next module, and evaluated.

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Free Anger Management Curriculum from SAMHSA

This post is shared by Susan Frielander, LCSW from the New York State Office of Mental Health’s New York City Field Office.

This manual was designed for use by qualified substance abuse and mental health clinicians. The manual describes a 12-week cognitive behavioral anger management group treatment.  Each of the 12 90-minute weekly sessions is described in detail with specific instructions for group leaders, tables and figures that illustrate the key conceptual components of the treatment, and homework assignments for the group participants. An accompanying Participant Workbook is available (see Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients: Participant Workbook, Reilly, Shopshire, Durazzo, & Campbell, 2002) and should be used in conjunction with this manual to enable the participants to better learn, practice, and integrate the treatment strategies presented in the group sessions.

You can order this curriculum for free through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).