1. Learner will recite their understanding of the connection between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
2. Learner will be able to recite one way in which positive thinking can improve one’s outlook on life and ones decisions
Examples of current application of guided imagery—sports psychology, cancer, HIV.
Definition of cognitive errors.
Examples of the ten most common cognitive errors.
All or Nothing thinking
Disqualifying the Positive
Jumping to Conclusions
Magnification or Minimization
Labeling and Mislabeling
PowerPoint presentation on benefits of positive thinking: lower rate of depression, better coping during stress and illness.
“Lemon, loss and love”–visual imagery exercises.
Review, discussion, and/or role-play of the 10 most cognitive errors.
Learner reiterated basic understanding of mind-body connection—in explanation or example.
Learner gave valid examples of how the mind and body are connected.
Learner stated one way in which his/her thinking can affect their outlook on life and/or on their decisions.
Cognitive behavioral Distortions
Cognitive behavioral Distortions continued
3. Learner will be able to recite one way in which negative thinking can have health consequences.
4. Learner will understand that feelings are not facts.
Review cognitive errors in healthcare decisions
Role-play with volunteer, or if adequate audience participation, ask to give few examples of faulty thinking.
Printed handout with images of the ten cognitive distortions.
Learner stated one example of a cognitive distortion in which they can personally relate.
Learner understands that feelings are not facts.
Protection from opiate overdose:
Street users to pain medication patients
Naloxone administration and rescue breathing
1. Learner will understand when they are more vulnerable to an overdose
2. Learner will reiterate signs and symptoms of an overdose.
3. Learner will demonstrate rescue
breathing and administer naloxone IM or intranasal.
What is overdose?
Predispositions for an overdose.
Signs and symptoms of overdose.
Rescue breathing and naloxone demonstration taught by Harm Reduction Coalition, Pittsburgh.
Discussion over PowerPoint presentation.
Video and discussion
Know what the acronym SCARE ME stands for: Stimulation
not counting return demo.
Learner stated three examples of increased vulnerability to overdose.
Learner reiterated signs and symptoms of an overdose
Learner demonstrated rescue breathing and naloxone administration.
Sexually transmitted disease
Safe sex negotiation
Why/when to obtain HIV testing
Motivational Teaching Plan
Stages of Change
Learner will be able to look at a stages of change diagram, and from this discuss what each stage means.
Learner will be able to appreciate the benefits of changing and not changing.
Definition of Cost Benefit Analysis. Figure from Sobell et al, 1996.
Decisional balance technique as a means to make decisions.
Make it clear that this model does not assume treatment willingness
The Transtheoretical Model:
Stages of Change
Source: DiClemente and Prochaska 1998
Role-playing with resistant client who doesn’t want to stop using, or role-playing with resistant client who sees a lapse in drug use as a failure (group vote).
Learner stated one example from each box of the decisional balance chart (cost benefit analysis) Learner will be able to reiterate in their own words:
“Success, moreover, is defined not just by changing the behavior but by any movement toward change, such as a shift from one stage of readiness to another.” Prochaska and DiClemente, 1998