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 $78.00 Participants will earn 6 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 homestudy course, the participant will be able to:

  • Define five specific cross-cultural counseling techniques.

  • Identify prejudices and bias that contribute to client relapse and treatment failures.

  • Explain culturally specific relapse warning signs.

  • Initiate a group discussion/session that focuses on cultural issues and their impact on the recovery process.

Course Description

This home study course explains  CENAPS Model of Recovery and Relapse to the specific cultural needs of African Americans. There are a number of obstacles faced by African Americans that are not experienced by members of the majority culture who seek recovery. 

Relapse is a serious problem for all recovering people, but it is especially severe for African Americans seeking recovery from addiction.  Roland Williams, who is heavily involved in promoting recovery in the African-American community, has joined forces with Terence T. Gorski to initiate an in-depth look at relapse among recovering African Americans and what can be done to prevent it.
 All recovering people have relapse warning signs. For many African Americans, however, these warning signs are woven into a broad fabric of cultural issues that create additional obstacles to staying alcohol and drug free.

Bibliography: This course was developed by Terence T. Gorski and based on the publication Relapse Prevention Counseling for African Americans written by Roland Williams and Terence. T. Gorski.

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All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No portion of this course and materials may be reproduced in any manner without the written permission of the CENAPS Corporation.

Course curriculum

    1. Course Instructions

    1. Course Test

    2. Course Evaluation

About this course

  • $78.00
  • 6 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.