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Relapse Prevention – Dawn Farm Education Series
May 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Addiction has been identified as an illness that requires long-term management. Relapse is a process that begins before alcohol/other drug use is resumed and is usually preceded by a pattern of progressive warning signs. Understanding the relapse process assists recovering people to develop an effective plan to identify and prevent relapse. This program will discuss the dynamics of relapse, signs that may forewarn of relapse, how to develop a relapse prevention plan and strategies to handle both everyday and high-risk situations.
Video February, 2018:
About the presenter:
Erik Anderson, LMSW, CAADC; Embedded Social Worker, College of Engineering for Counseling and Psychological Services at University of Michigan
Erik earned his Master of Social Work from Wayne State University in 2013 with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral interpersonal practice, and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan. Erik worked as an Outpatient Therapist at Dawn Farm from 2013 to 2016. He currently serves as an Embedded Social Worker, College of Engineering for Counseling and Psychological Services at University of Michigan. Erik is also an instructor at Eastern Michigan University School of Social work where he teaches classes on interpersonal social work practice. Erik is a Subject Master Expert for the IC&RC (INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION & RECIPROCITY CONSORTIUM) where he develops test questions for the Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification Exam.
Erik’s approach to therapy is integrative, and utilizes elements of third wave CBT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy & Dialectical Behavior Therapy), as well as EMDR, Internal Family Systems, and insight-oriented talk therapy in hopes of providing a personalized therapeutic experience for each person’s needs and background. Erik enjoys having an active gratitude practice; connecting with a larger community; enjoying time with family, friends and his dog; making time for contemplative practices; being of service to others; and listening to books and music.
Erik’s professional interest areas include: Trauma, Substance Use, Relapse Prevention, Anxiety, Perfectionism/Inner Critic, Spirituality/Meaning, Positive Psychology/Performance Enhancement, Grief and Loss, and Stress Management.