In this interactive, live training participants will learn more about the pitfalls and stages of relationship development, as well as special considerations to protect women in recovery. The session highlights common characteristics of healthy relationships, in a straightforward manner that may be shared in groups and individual therapy. Early in their recovery and beyond, clients are often excited and eager to begin new, healthy relationships, however, they are frequently unaware of the process all healthy relationships tend to follow. This session will assist you with counseling clients to maintain their excitement, hope and enthusiasm, while preparing them for a higher level of long-term relationship success.
- List stages and common characteristics of healthy relationships and describe methods for teaching clients how to achieve them.
- Identify potential pitfalls inherent in healthy relationships so that participants may teach their clients how to plan and overcome them.
- Describe methods clients may be taught to track their own process of growth and articulate relationship needs.
- Demonstrate use of tools for reducing unhealthy relationship patterns, while maximizing relationship health.