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LP20627: Relapse prevention

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2017/8
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health (administered by the Learning Partnerships Office)
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year at Action on Addiction
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Report 2500 words (100%) (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
This unit will critically examine current models of relapse prevention including Marlatt's Cognitive Behavioural and Gorski's biopsychosocial models. It will enable students to explore their own beliefs about the nature of relapse and to implement these models in their settings.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this unit, students will be able to:
* Demonstrate an understanding of relapse as a process as well as an event
* Contrast Marlatt's model of relapse with Gorski's Warning Signs approach
* Analyse how theories of relapse can be applied to clinical practice
* Critically evaluate a programme of Relapse Prevention
* Apply Relapse Prevention strategies with individuals and groups of clients.

Intellectual Skills
* Analysing how theories of relapse can be applied to clinical practice [T/A]
* Evaluating research evidence [T/A]
Professional Skills
* Assessing high-risk situations [T/A]
* Helping clients identify and respond more effectively to high-risk situations [T/A]
* Identifying and managing relapse warning signs [T/A]
Practical Skills
* Designing and implementing a relapse prevention program in an addictions setting [T/A]
Key Skills
* Using IT to find, communicate and manage information [T]
* Essay writing [TA].

This unit is concerned with the development of the necessary knowledge, skills and techniques required to design and implement a comprehensive relapse prevention program within an addictions setting. Supporting the practical element of this module is the associated research evidence which underpins the techniques used in the above process. Students use this information to inform and develop their clinical practice within their workplace.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

LP20627 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Programmes administered by the Learning Partnerships Office
  • UHHL-KFF09 : FdSc Addictions Counselling (Full-time at Action on Addiction)