What Is A Therapeutic Education Program?
While Get S-M-A-R-T is NOT a treatment program, it IS a therapeutic education program, which makes it different from traditional lecture style classes. Exercises are based on Motivational Interviewing strategies, positive psychology and cognitive behavioral theory. The class title means Synthetics, Marijuana, Alcohol, Recreational, Trouble. And the get Smart title does not refer to the participant, but to US, the educators, as we need to get SMART in how we approach prevention and education in our state. Our classes are based on principles of validating people without judgement, allowing for participants to challenge each other in a safe environment, rewarding self-responsibility rather than becoming defensive with participants that are not “ready” to think more in the gray area. As instructors, we practice being mindful and self-aware, so as not to bring negative energy into the room. If we as teachers are burned out or unengaged, our class participants feel this energy which impacts class. Are you ready to become a Get S-M-A-R-T instructor? Contact us to learn more today!