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This course provides advanced development of counsellor skills that focus on relapse prevention, wellness and recovery planning for people with substance abuse and/or mental health issues. Students will explore psychotherapeutic and pharmacological approaches to relapse prevention with special attention being paid to the roll of self-efficiency in relapse prevention. Common triggers and other factors that contribute to relapse are discussed and strategies for assisting the recovering client in coping with common pitfalls are explored. Students will enhance their knowledge of relapse prevention by exploring Mindfulness-based treatments, Group applications and Structured Relapse Prevention treatment.