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The Spiritual Self-Schema (3-S+) development program for people with HIV/AIDS who are in treatment for addiction

3-S+ Adjunctive Group Therapy Counselor Treatment Manual

Note: As currently formulated, 3-S group therapy is not intended to be provided as a stand-alone therapy, but rather may be provided adjunctive to the 3-S individual therapy sessions for the purpose of providing the opportunity for additional practice in a group setting. The primary goal of the Spiritual Self-Schema (3-S) development program for drug-addicted individuals is to help clients elaborate, strengthen, and habitually activate a cognitive schema -- the Spiritual self-schema -- that is incompatible with drug use and HIV risk behavior. Both individual therapy and adjunctive group therapy sessions are now available for download (Adobe pdf files).

The 3-S+ Adjunctive Group Therapy Counselor's Manual can be downloaded in its entirety by clicking on the files below. Note: separate pdf files are provided for each group session in order to reduce file size; however, they may still take several minutes to download when using a modem.

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3-S+ Group Therapy Cover Page
Acknowledgements & Disclaimers
Group Session 1: Mindfulness
Group Session 2: Habit Patterns of the Mind
Group Session 3: Spiritual Self Awareness
Group Session 4: The Spiritual Self in the Health Care System
Group Session 5: Insight Meditation and Addiction
Group Session 6: Mindful Action vs Automatic Reaction
Group Session 7: Social Responsibility: Finding the Hero Within
Group Session 8: The Role of Emotions in Self-Schema Activation
Group Session 9: Stigma and Forgiveness
Group Session 10: Flexing Spiritual Muscles in High Risk Situations
Group Session 11: The Art of Living and Dying
Group Session 12: Taking Steps on the Spiritual Path
3-S+ Stretch

Click here to download the 3-S+ Client Workbook

Click here to access the 3-S+ Individual Therapy Counselors Treatment Manual