Skills Training
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  • Period

    Beginning in April 2021.

The use of alcohol and other substances, as well as other impulsive behaviors are common in
a large part of the population. On the one hand, they can be related to social interaction, belonging to the
group, disinhibition, ease of communication, and on the other hand, to relaxation, "disconnecting from problems" and
resting. The problem begins when the individual evaluates his behavior as socially
appropriate and the people with whom he lives perceive it in another way, as an excessive behavior that presents prejudices.

Stop and ask yourself: do people with whom you have a closer and more intimate relationship complain
about your behavior regarding substances, the internet, games? If the answer is yes, maybe it is time to
look more calmly, with attention and love for yourself and for this situation, and you can reflect
on self-care. Skills Training for people with problems with substances and impulses and their families is a space designed to become aware of behaviors and their consequences. An opportunity to, if necessary, rethink lifestyle choices and changes
that promote a more solid and lasting well-being.

This training is a program of 16 meetings composed of the Skill Dialing Skills Training
in which participants will learn skills such as mindfulness,
interpersonal effectiveness, tolerance to malaise and emotional regulation and by the Relapse Prevention Group. Concomitantly, family members will participate in 8 meetings in the Family Training.

Program content

DBT Skills Training Group for Users of Alcohol and Other Substances

Meeting 1: Full Consciousness - Biopsychosocial Theory, Interpersonal Effectiveness Sheet, Common Additions, Chain Analysis.

Meeting 2: Full Consciousness - Additive Mind, Clean Mind, Clear Mind / What to do / How to do it, Tolerance of malaise.

Meeting 3: Emotional Regulation

Meeting 4: Emotional Regulation - Problem Solving

Meeting 5: - Tolerance to Malaise - Planning for dialectical abstinence, Strengthening the Community.

Meeting 6: Tolerance to Malaise - Burning Bridges and Building New Crisis Survival Skills.

Meeting 7: Tolerance of Malaise - Alternative Rebellion and Adaptive Denial

Meeting 8: Closing, Self-evaluation, Training Evaluation.

Family Group

Meeting 1: Welcome, Codependency and Mindfulness practice

Meeting 2: Use of risk / abuse and dependence on psychoactive substances / Mechanisms of reinforcement and reward of drugs of abuse, and practice of Mindfulness.

Meeting 3: Consequences related to substance use and Mindfulness practice.

Meeting 4: Chemical Dependency: A disease of the family system.

Meeting 5: Family, prevention, treatment and practical activity.

Meeting 6: Assertive communication and skills training.

Meeting 7: Relapse Prevention and Compassionate Awareness.

Meeting 8: Support Network and Compassionate Awareness.

Relapse Prevention Group: Based on models by Alan Marlatt and Terence Gorski

Meeting 1: Education on relapse prevention

Meeting 2: Decision Scale

Meeting 3: Identify and deal with risk situations / Determinants of relapse

Meeting 4: determinants of relapse

Meeting 5: Intervention strategies

Meeting 6: Problem solving and goal setting

Meeting 7: Apparently irrelevant decisions (DAI) / Balanced lifestyle

Meeting 8: Maintenance / Self-protection behavior


For more information, please contact Cláudia Muñoz (51) 99672-8738, Andreia Podolano (51)
99125-4368 and Luiz Antonio Castilhos (51) 99976-7764.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training, coordinated by Psiq. Cláudia Muñoz and
Psic. Martha Ludwig.

Family Training, coordinated by Psic. Andreia Podolano e Psic. Tirza Martinez.

Relapse Prevention, coordinated by As. Gustavo Jacques and As. Luiz Antonio Castilhos.