Hybrid: A Cognitive Approach to Self-Care for Certified Recovery Support Workers

This training will be a hybrid. Please select in-person or virtual when registering.

Sponsor: NHADACA

A 6-hour training with Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC

PRESENTATION:  The purpose of this presentation is to introduce peer supporters to a cognitive approach to self-care.  A closer look at the interconnectedness of thoughts, feelings and behaviors and how these interact to impact who we are in our experience of ourselves as well as how we interact with others.  Self-care is an overarching and person-specific specific concept. 

The presenter will use concepts primarily from Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches to illustrated the inter-connectedness between thoughts, feelings and behaviors and how a cognitive approach to self-care can be developed and utilized in conjunction with other aspects of our self-care plan.  

This training is not intended to provide clinical techniques.  It is overview of how self-application of these concepts can contribute to our self-care.  

Following the completion of this training participants will:

  1. Understand and describe the benefits of a cognitive approach to self-care.
  2. Be able to articulate the ABC formula of REBT.
  3. Discuss the importance of self-care in Human Services particularly as this topic relates to Peer-Supporters.

PRESENTER:  Michael Lawless, LICSW, MLADC is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), and Master Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (MLADC) who has worked in the field of addiction since 2004. He has worked in a variety of settings such as: outpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential counseling providing direct services to clients with substance use and co-occurring disorders. He has served as a contract manager for the Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services and has extensive experience working with DWI and other legally-involved clients. He works full-time for the State of NH’s Employee Assistance Program and has a small private practice in Manchester, NH where he provides supervision, direct service, consultation, evaluation and referral. Michael has completed primary and advanced certification at the Albert Elis Institute in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston University and is engaged in advanced training at the Carl Jung Institute of New England in Analytical Psychology where he is a Diploma Candidate.

To register click here

Event Details

March 30, 2022
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
option of virtual & in person at 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100
Concord, NH
see registration