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Building & Maintaining Motivation for Recovery ~ Chemical Dependency Training Consortium Event
PeaceHealth Southwest Mill Plain Campus Health Education Center
Vancouver, WA
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Motivation can be understood not as something that one has but rather as something one does. It involves recognizing a problem, searching for a way to change, and then beginning and sticking with that change strategy. There are, it turns out, many ways to help people move toward such recognition and action. Miller, 1995

Why do people change? What is motivation? Can individuals' motivation to change their substance-using behavior be modified? Do clinicians have a role in enhancing substance-using clients' motivation for recovery? As a clinician working with clients with trauma related syndromes, how to you address their substance-using behavior?

Goal of Training
The goal of this training is to provide an in-depth understanding of how to build and maintain motivation for reaching and maintaining sobriety, to understand the essential premises for recovery and the extra work that needs to be provided for clients with trauma related syndrome. Recovery motivation myths and the truth about change will be discussed. Trauma development process will be outlined and the tendencies for how people cope with trauma will be reviewed with reference to addiction.

Training Objectives:
1. Understand the ingredients for sobriety
2. To learn 10 techniques to increase motivation and willpower.
3. Learn the tools that help to build a commitment to sobriety.
4. Develop the skills to maintain motivation in recovery
5. Learning the skills for self-regulation and resisting habitual impulses.

8:40 -  9:00  Registration  
9:00 -  9:10   CDTC Staff Announcements & Introductions
9:10 - 10:10   Discuss Motivation Myths & Truth about Change; Review Ingredients for Sobriety
10:10 - 10:45  Learn Techniques to Increase Motivation, WillPower, & Commitment to Sobriety
10:45 - 11:00  Break
11:00  - Noon  Developing Skills for Maintaining Motivation; Addressing Trauma Tendencies
Noon - 1:00    Lunch ***On Your Own***
1:00 - 2:15     Screening for Trauma
2:15 - 2:30     Break
2:30 - 4:15     Interventions for Addressing Trauma; Teaching Skills for Self-Regulation & Resisting Habitual Impulses; Promoting Recovery
4:15 - 4:30    Evaluations and Training Closure

Olga Parker, Ph.D., CADC III, is a graduate of Moscow State University in Russia and has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She also has a specialty in NeuroPsychology. Olga Parker had a career as a psychologist and a psychotherapist for 10 years in Russia and, most recently, as a mental health therapist for 25 years in the US. She is a Clinical Director at Modus Vivendi LLC, which provides outpatient treatment for chemical dependency and mental health.

Olga Parker is also working at Lutheran Community Services Northwest as a Manager and Therapist for Culturally Competent Mental Health Treatment She specializes in the Eastern European population.

She is certified with the International Board of Addiction Professionals and ACCBO. She has worked with addiction issues worldwide. Olga has been successfully working with both English-speaking and Russian-speaking population for the past 25 years in the US.
Olga has been facilitating Parenting classes, Alcohol and Drug Treatment groups, Domestic Violence classes and Family Enrichment groups for Russian-speaking clients.

Olga has developed and has successfully implemented a series of workshops on innovative approaches to chemical dependency treatment with the focus on treatment of patients with trauma-related syndrome, spirituality approach in chemical dependency and treatment of special population groups, i.e. Eastern European/Slavic populations, women, teenagers etc.

Pre-registration and payment in advance is required.

You may register below if you would like to pay by check or money order. Payment must be received prior to training date. To ensure this, please mail your payment at least 7 days prior to training. Mail payment to CDTC, P.O. Box 847, Vancouver, WA 98666.
6-16S Student $20.00 **Proof of Enrollment required.
6-16M Member $50.00 **See the Our Members page**
6-16N Non-Member $75.00

Please notify CDTC if you are unable to attend training.
Refund: A refund of the registration cost, not any associated fees, may be given only when notification is given at least 3 days
prior to the training. Notification under 3 days will follow the credit
Credit: If notification is given within 1 week after the training, a credit will be
given for the next training only.
If CDTC cancels training, registration fees will be refunded in full.

Lunch:There is a one hour lunch break on your own. There is a large cafeteria at the hospital in addition to a smaller cafe and coffee shop with pre-made meals available. Several lunch options are available to the East, past I-205. It is recommended that you check google maps to check for lunch options including Sweet Tomatoes, Chuck's Produce, or fast food restaurants such as Arby's, Taco Bell or Burgerville.

Date: June 10th, 2016 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place:PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
Mill Plain Campus
Health Education Center
600 NE 92nd Ave.,
Vancouver, WA 98664
Registration Options
There are no active dates for this event.
At this time there are no more seats available for attendees, please contact the CDTC at 503-805-0989 to be placed on this training wait list. This training event has ended. Please see our website for additional training opportunities.


PeaceHealth Southwest Mill Plain Campus Health Education Center (View)
600 N.E. 92nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98664
United States


Education > Classes
Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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