Family Members Counselling
Duration: 27 Minutes

This program demonstrates a brief five-step intervention that has been used and tested with relatives of drug users in primary care settings. The intervention is based on the stress-coping-health model. (Source: Copello, A., Orford, J., Velleman, R., Templeton, L. & Krishnan, M. (2000a) Methods for reducing alcohol and drug related family harm in non-specialist settings.

The program demonstrates the impact on family members where a drug and/or alcohol problem is present. The DVD features the following steps:\

Step 1 – Identifying stresses

Step 2 – Providing information:  exploring goals

Step 3 – Counsel about coping

Step 4 – Identifying social supports

Step 5 – Identifying specialist help

The DVD features a counselling session between a mother, concerned at her son’s amphetamine use and a family counsellor. The client presents at an alcohol and drug agency as a self-referral. The following skills are illustrated: effective counselling skills – listening skills, empathy, appropriate questioning, summarising, clarifying and a non-judgemental approach.

This DVD comes with training notes when purchased

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