This is a therapeutic training that is skilled-based and focused on the brain; how the brain works in conflict and strategies to affect the quality of recovery in relationships.

PLEASE NOTE: this certificate is meant purely as an educational tool and does not qualify certificate holders to counsel those with addictions.

“The Conflict Resolution for Recovery and Relapse Prevention (CRR) training was very helpful for our team of Behavioral Health professionals. Others who attending this training reported very good news and we decided to bring Ms. Tuohy to our program. Our team consists of Mental Health, Addiction Counselors, Domestic Violence Counselors and other professionals in our community. We plan to use the material and training to hold weekly groups in our community to train others and to provide therapeutic goals.” - Richard Bird, March 2013

This program has been designed to
  • Help reduce relapse and sustain recovery of adult and adolescent substance use, abuse and dependent persons by improving their conflict resolution knowledge, attitudes and skills.
  • Serve as a research-based, empirically-tested, psycho-educational curriculum that is effective and appropriate to use with diverse populations of adult and adolescent substance use disorder persons.
  • Provide treatment and training materials for professionals (counselors, social workers, therapists, psychologists,  outreach and faith-based and others) that are easy to use and integrate into existing community residential, intensive outpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment facilities, as well as school-based counseling, faith counseling and other helping professional and faith-based groups.
  • Provide an effective, cost-efficient, feasible model for improving clients’ conflict resolution capacities. This innovative program is based on concepts adapted from effective use in other disciplines/environments, make use of today’s technology, and enhance relapse-prevention options.
The CRR Training Kit 
  • A Facilitator’s Guide featuring talking points, exercises and role plays that focus around the course themes, as well as tips for interacting with groups and individual/family/couple clients around substance abuse conflict resolution issues, visual aids, and evaluation forms.
  • A Participant's Guide that outlines key concepts, provides visuals that reinforce content, and includes homework assignments and personal exercise sheets.
  • A CD-Rom with almost 400 PowerPoint slides to use in therapy or psychosocial educational sessions
Certificate Program
Those who have participated in the Conflict Resolution curriculum may be eligible for a certificate program. Eligibility is as follows:
  • 11 hours: Conflict Resolution for Recovery continuing education (CE) credits
  • 12 hours: Conflict Resolution for Recovery Proficiency Certificate 
  • 18 hours: Conflict Resolution for Recovery Trainers Certificate
Program Costs
  Member Non-Member Get Started!
 CRR Participant's Guide   $15.00  $30.00  Buy
 CRR Facilitator's Guide  $135.00  $150.00  Buy
 CRR Training Kit (Both Guides + CDROM)  $150.00  $180.00  Buy
 CRR Proficiency Certificate (12 hours)  $50.00  $75.00  Download Application
 CRR Trainers' Certificate (18 hours)  $50.00  $75.00  Download Application
Outline of key sessions of the CRR curriculum
  • Instinct or Intellect - Understanding where anger and conflict resides in the brain (limbic system and cortex).
  • Instinctual Patterns/Familiar Feelings - Where we learn our patterns in conflict and how our brain automatically reverts to the familiar conflicting styles.
  • Understanding Relationships - How they start and traverse through stages.
  • Four Types of Agreements - Setting up relationships to be healthy.Four Levels of Violence - How they play a role in day-to-day conflict.
  • Understanding Your Style of Conflict in Communication - Learning what your primary reactionary and secondary reactionary styles are and how they harm you and others.
  • Stress and Anger - Understanding the “stress cycle” and how it may lead to conflict and relapse.
  • Power and Control - Who has them and who needs them.
  • Cognitive Change - Learning to change your brain and stay with it.
  • Learning not to Blame and Shame - Seeking the moment of “misunderstanding.”
  • Learning how to “Dig Deeper” Into the Conflict - Resolution through collaboration.
  • Living a Life of Collaboration.
Upon completion of this coursework you will learn:
  • More effective and healthier communication and communication skills.
  • Stages of relationships and how they relate to conflict.
  • Effective styles of conflict resolution.
  • How to facilitate a model for daily interactions in situations where conflict arises, focusing on new behavior and building a higher impulse control in the participant.
  • How to manage the learning process as clients discover the wounds they carry from past relationships and situations and how these wounds currently affect their lives and relationships.

For more information on the Conflict Resolution for Recovery and Relapse Prevention, please contact Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP at 800.548.0497, ext. 119 or