Helping Clients find their True North: Increasing Client Engagement through In-Vivo Clinical Offerings and Collegiate Based Services
College participation and substance use disorder treatment do not need to, nor should they, be pursued in isolation from one another. Modern treatment opportunities exist which place an emphasis on school as a restorative and curative aspect of the treatment plan and encourage active class participation throughout the traditional treatment continuum. This interactive presentation will enhance participants' efficacy through reframing of clinical interventions through a Narrative Therapy lens in order to assist clients in finding their purpose through developmentally appropriate interventions, and the use of academics and "In-Vivo" offerings as an intervention to increase engagement in treatment. Adjusting our concept of a "continuum of care" to include real world experiences in order to challenge, empower, and inspire emerging adults; thereby creating a paradigm shift in the lives of recovering students in early stages of recovery.