Overview of Session 9: Elective Skill Topic 1, Planning for Emergencies and Coping With a Lapse

Total Time: 1 hour

Delivery Method: CBT-focused individual therapy

Materials (all forms except forms 1A, 1B, and 1C, which are in section V, are at the end of this section):

Personal Emergency Plan: High-Risk Situation (form 9A)

Personal Emergency Plan: Lapse (form 9B)

Learning New Coping Strategies (form 1A)

A Guide to Quitting Marijuana (form 1B)

• The client’s Quit Agreement (form 1C)

Goals for This Session:

• To increase preparedness for unexpected triggers and situations likely to promote relapse

• To learn techniques to manage the aftermath of a lapse or relapse of marijuana use

• To review the client’s treatment

Session Outline:

1. Explain the effects of major life changes

2. Present Personal Emergency Plan: High-Risk Situation (form 9A)

3. Present Personal Emergency Plan: Lapse (form 9B)

4. Review Previous Skill Topics

• Review strategies from previous skill topics that the client found helpful

• Review Learning New Coping Strategies (form 1A), A Guide to Quitting Marijuana (form 1B), and the client’s Quit Agreement (form 1C)

5. Terminate treatment