This Home Study course provides you with a guided set of learning activities that provide high quality content, linked to research and other related academic work, along with access to Gorski-CENAPS Faculty. It affords you the opportunity of completing the course at your own pace. The cost of this course is $175.00 Participants will earn 14 Continuing Education credit hours upon successful completion. 


  1. Register for the course. Upon payment, you are automatically enrolled in the course.
  2. Gorski-CENAPS will mail you a copy of the course text. 
  3. Read course text thoroughly.
  4. Complete the Continuing Education Test by answering the questions included at the end of the course.
  5. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of completion (emailed and available through your account) with your Continuing Education credits/clock hours.  



If you are a new user your information will be collected at checkout for your account. You will receive a welcome email with the easy steps to get going on your course.  Returning users can log in to their account and select the course.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this home study course, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the Philosophy and Definition of Denial.

  • Review the processes of Denial Pattern Identification, Denial Pattern Management and the Dynamics of Denial.

  • Develop and implement a treatment plan for teaching client’s denial and self-management in individual, group and psychoeducational sessions.

  • Illustrate how to directly deal with the twelve most common denial patterns used by addicted clients.

  • Develop in-depth recognition and acceptance of addiction, the current stage of recovery, and current factors that can increase relapse risk.

  • Identify and manage addictive thinking, addictive feelings and emotions.

Course Description

This home study addresses Denial in addiction.  Denial is a serious problem in the treatment of addiction and related personality and mental disorders. Denial Management Counseling (DMC) is a comprehensive system for identifying and managing the self-reinforcing denial patterns that often prevent addicted people and their families from engaging in and maintaining recovery.

This home study course describes the Twelve Common Denial Patterns (the Big Five and the Small Seven) and explains the master DMC Treatment Plan. This home study and accompanying text book will show you new and powerful denial management skills to help you review and organize the skills you already possess. It discusses a number of issues related to motivating clients to recover by using a systematic process to manage denial, overcome treatment resistance, identify serious problems, and motivate clients to solve them.

Bibliography: This course was developed by Terence T. Gorski and based on the publication Denial Management Counseling-Advanced Clinical Skills for Motivating Substance Abusers to Recover written by Terence. T. Gorski.

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Course curriculum

    1. About Denial Management Counseling

    2. Instructions

    3. Course Objectives

    1. Denial Management Counseling Test

About this course

  • $175.00
  • 14 CE Credit Hours
  • Printed text needed

Senior Instructor Roland Williams

Roland Williams, MA, MAC, LAADC, ACRPS, NCACII, CADCII, SAP Gorski-CENAPS President/CEO and Director of Training Roland began with CENAPS in 1990 and is an internationally certified Addictions Counselor. He was personally mentored by Terry Gorski to teach RPT. He has worked world-wide as a counselor, interventionist, lecturer, trainer, teacher, author and consultant specializing in addiction related issues working in substance abuse treatment since 1986. As a consultant he has assisted many treatment centers to develop world class addiction treatment protocols as well as to create clinical treatment models.