This Audio/Visual Home Study course is being offered from the 2023 Preventing Relapse Symposium, designed for anyone interested in learning more about Relapse Prevention methods including professional treatment such as counselors, therapists, case managers, and program executives, as well as individuals in personal recovery with the goals of enhancing clinical techniques across all levels of care with proven and practical applications of The Gorski-CENAPS Model of Recovery and Relapse Prevention. It affords you the opportunity of completing the course at your own pace. The cost of this course is $39.00. Participants will earn 1.5 Continuing Education credit hours upon successful completion of this 90-minute course. 



  1. Register for the course. Upon payment, you are automatically enrolled in the course.
  2. Watch the course videos.
  3. Complete the Continuing Education Test by answering the questions included at the end of the course.
  4. 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 homestudy course, the participant will be able to:

  • Have increased their understanding of communication skills aimed at helping a client with poor insight seek treatment.

  • Gain an understanding of anosognosia and how it affects intervention participation/compliance.

  • Be able to offer clinical treatment practices that will increase treatment outcomes and that help their clients increase confidence and motivation to follow their recovery plans.

  • Consider comorbidity and how to integrate SUD and mental health relapse prevention plans.

  • Review and discuss common Relapse Warning Signs common to this population.

  • Increase their understanding of the relapse process and how to assist their client’s in managing it using evidence based CENAPS practices.

Course Description

Last year serious mood and thought disorders affected nearly 30 million people in the United States. On average though, less than 50% of adults and youths experiencing these mental illnesses received some sort of treatment. As the need to advocate for more services is evident, ensuring that those who receive care stay on track to living fulfilling lives is equally important. Whether through pharmacological, psychotherapeutic, or a combination of these interventions, these treatments restore lives and help this marginalized population thrive in their communities with dignity. However, oftentimes these treatments are so effective that a person facing these struggles begins doing well, feeling better and loses sight of the plan that got them to this point of success. Decompensation is commonplace for those that remain unaware of their individual relapse process and that reenter the pattern of medication noncompliance or the abandonment of the daily routine that supports them. The goal of this presentation is to help providers prepare to teach their clients how to identify and manage this process.

This course integrates the evidence-based practice of Gorski-CENAPS Relapse Prevention Therapy with mental health care and treats relapse as any event that stimulates the development of challenging psychiatric symptoms. Participants will be invited to present cases for consideration under this model using several Gorski interventions to elucidate the method’s efficacy. Other approaches to increase communication and motivation will also be discussed as well as personal struggles when treating this population.  

Course curriculum

    1. About the Content

    2. Course Description

    3. Learning Objectives

    4. About the Instructor

    1. Play the Content

    1. Completion Test

    2. Course Evaluation

About this course

  • $39.00
  • 1.5 CE Credit Hours
  • No additional materials needed

Instructor Leonardo Martinez

Leonardo Martinez, MSW, LCSW, CADCII, ACRPS Mr. Martinez grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a United States Marine Corps veteran. Through his own personal experiences of being raised in a family affected by alcoholism and his own battle with addiction, Leo found his passion as a substance abuse counselor in the field of addiction treatment. This career opened a door to curiosity on how the human mind is affected by disease and illness and his knowledge base grew to include the treatment of thought and mood disorders. His 11-year career has included work in several countries and with several underserved populations that include people experiencing homelessness, people living with mental illness, and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. He has also worked in the community as a family advocate with NAMI and was instrumental in the launching of Laura’s Law Assertive Community Treatment in Contra Costa County, CA. He was recognized in 2016 as part of the “People that Make a Difference” award recipients for his work with launching free SUD counseling services for homeless shelters in California. Currently, Leo is the Clinical Director for JRV Recovery, Inc. in Mission Viejo, CA. He also works with Lionrock Recovery where he has been providing telehealth services since 2016. He has also had the honor of helping to create Lionrock’s CommUnity – an alternative to 12-step programs that are available fully online. Leo is Salvadoran-American and speaks Spanish. He holds a master’s degree in social work from California State University, East Bay and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California. He is also a certified substance abuse counselor through CCAPP and a certified trainer for the Gorski-CENAPS Corp. Leo is the proud father of 3 young children, a loving husband to his wife, and is crazy about his Cavapoo Butchie Man.

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