This course reveals to counselors how individuals in recovery from an alcohol or drug problem or a mental health problem can learn about emotions and develop strategies to cope with them. Inability to understand, recognize and manage feelings creates problems in relationships and is a risk factor for relapse following a period of sobriety. This also impedes recovery from mental health disorders. You can improve your physicalor mental health, relationships, enhance your recovery and reduce your risk of relapse by learning about your feelings and ways to manage them. You can also improve the quality of your life by decreasing negative and increasing positive feelings. Numerous ways to manage different feelings are discussed.
Your Course Instructor:
Dennis C. Daley, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychiatry, and Chief of Addiction Medicine Services at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He oversees a large continuum of care at Addiction Medicine Services (AMS), which includes over twenty-five treatment, prevention and intervention programs, training programs for psychiatric residents, medical students and graduate students in behavioral health.
Dr. Daley has been or is currently an investigator, trainer and/or consultant on numerous research studies at WPIC sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism related to treatment of individuals with substance use disorders and mood disorders. He is currently a trainer and consultant on a NIDA sponsored study of bipolar substance abusers at Harvard Medical School (Roger Weiss, MD, PI). Dr. Daley and colleagues at AMS are currently involved in seven research projects. His research interests are in the areas of addiction, mood disorders and addiction, and adherence to treatment.