Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client, Part 6

August 19, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Image of "Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client, Part 6: Coping With Relapse" document

A big fine, for instance, isn’t necessarily a better deterrent than a lesser one that is administered quickly and effectively.

Topics: , , , , , , , , , ,


Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client, Part 5

July 9, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Image of "Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client, Part 5: Maintaining Motivation" document

But if the client also conveys a strong desire to get a degree or a worthwhile job, or start a family or get out of debt – these also constitute motivators for success.

Topics: , , , , ,


Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client, Part 4

June 4, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Image of "Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client, Part 4:Decision Making" document

It’s not just what you present to your client — it’s how you present it. By following a few simple rules, you get better results. It’s not a perfect system, by any means. But it should improve outcomes.

Topics: , , , , , , , , , ,


Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client, Part 3

May 20, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Image of "Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client, Part 3: Maintaining Credibility" document

Clients will test boundaries just to see what will happen when they do. If you’re prepared for such tests, and can avoid some predictable errors in response, you’ll find that the course of treatment runs smoother.

Topics: , , , ,


Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client, Part 2

April 28, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Image of "Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client, Part 2: Establishing Credibility" document

Wasn’t it Archimedes who promised that given a lever long enough and a place to stand, he would move the world? In using leverage, think of credibility as the place you stand.

Topics: , , , , ,


Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client, Part 1

April 14, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Image of "Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client, Part 1: Introduction" document

Understanding how leverage works in the context of addiction treatment can give you the tools to identify your client’s agenda, and help them over the “rough spots” that inevitably occur when you work with offenders.

Topics: , , , ,


Introduction to Intervention: You Can Do It

March 20, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Five short snapshots on key intervention concepts. You CAN help motivate someone towards recovery.

Topics: , , , , , ,


Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client

March 15, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Having a judge or a parole officer holding the big stick on them may be enough to get them into treatment, but it’s usually not enough motivation to get them beyond the minimum of compliance.

Topics: , , , , , ,


Why Didn’t Our Intervention Work?

October 21, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

The family had good representation from important people in the alcoholic’s life, and there was professional help, but that’s not leverage.

Topics: , , ,


Subscribe to RecoverySI via Email

Join 3,804 other subscribers


New Content