This workbook offers forty-two therapeutic homework assignments that will help you learn about your substance use, make healthy choices, practice new skills, and try strategies to prevent relapse. There are nine sections of exercises. Each section will help you learn a specific set of skills. For each exercise, there is an objective and a brief overview of the topic. Then you’ll find a short vignette called Does This Sound Like You? followed by the exercise itself. A section called Reflections on This Exercise follows, where you can jot down notes, insights, memories, goals, or any other thoughts. Each exercise ends with a feedback section, where you’ll rate how much the exercise helped you and write about what else you could do to progress in your recovery.
About the Author:
Deborah Sosin, LICSW, is a writer, editor, and clinical social worker. Since 2004, she has been working with individuals and groups at Sameem Associates, Inc., in Newton, Massachusetts, specializing in addictions. She also served as a clinical supervisor at the North Charles Institute for the Addictions, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ms. Sosin earned her MSW at the Smith College School for Social Work and has served on the clinical faculties of the graduate MSW programs at Boston College, Simmons College, and Boston University. She holds an advanced certificate in mindfulness-based psychotherapy from the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.
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