Self-Efficacy in Recovery: Enhancing Client Expectations of Success

Course Summary:
The concept of Powerlessness is fundamental to the 12-Step philosophy, as accepting defeat in the battle with mood-altering chemicals is the first step to recovery from active addiction. However, this concept can be a two-edged sword for those contemplating or engaging in early recovery efforts. Lack of control over mood-altering chemicals does not mean a lack of ability to make positive life changes to achieve successful, sustained recovery.

Decades of behavioral research have shown that people are significantly more inclined to engage in behavior change when they believe that their actions will produce desired results. Therefore, our clients must come to understand that their recovery efforts can indeed result in positive life change. 

Participants in this workshop will examine the research on self-efficacy in recovery and addiction treatment, and explore strategies for its application in clinical settings to enhance client expectations of success in recovery. 

Course Objectives:

  • Examine the research on the effects of self-efficacy on human behavior. 
  • Learn how increased sense of self-efficacy can positively affect efforts in recovery from addictions.
  • Explore strategies for increasing self-efficacy in clinical settings to enhance client expectations of success in recovery.

William Hale, Ph.D., LICDC-CS
Director of Outpatient Services for Glenbeigh Outpatient Centers of Beachwood, Rocky River and Toledo

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Presentation: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

This is a ZOOM platform educational program. Access information will be shared with registered guests.

Please RSVP by following this link. Complete the form and submit. You will receive registration material prior to the program.

Continuing Education:
1.5 Continuing Education Credits (CEU's) have been applied for through:

  • The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board
  • The Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board
  • National Association of Social Workers

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Glenbeigh provides educational events at no cost as part of our community benefit initiative. Glenbeigh is a non-profit hospital providing the highest quality healthcare to those in need of alcohol and drug addiction treatment and supports ongoing addiction recovery efforts.

Disclaimer: Approval of this activity does not imply endorsement by Ashtabula County Medical Center or Glenbeigh of any commercial products discussed/displayed in conjunction with the educational activity. The planners and faculty have declared no conflict of interest.