Staying Focused and Aligning with Clients Around Long-Term Recovery Goals
Webinar 10

Staying Focused and Aligning with Clients Around Long-Term Recovery Goals

HELD: Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 10:00am-11:30am (PST)

Please join us for the webinar: Staying Focused and Aligning with Clients Around Long Term Recovery Goals. This is the tenth webinar in the series, Minimizing Disruptions in Care Through the Use of Behavioral Telehealth (Video and Phone). The goal of this webinar is to provide strategies to stay focused and aligned with clients around their long-term recovery goals. The webinar will introduce a framework for conducting virtual sessions with clients regardless of the specific practice interventions that are used. The session will cover engagement strategies used throughout the session, keeping the session relevant to what is meaningful and important to the person, and how to align with people in goal-directed work.

Learning Objectives include:

  1. Participants will be able to identify two key recovery outcome indicators and two “active ingredients” in goal setting to support long-term recovery among behavioral health clients.
  2. Participants will be able to discuss two common challenges to effective goal setting and related strategies for helping behavioral health clients stay focused on their long-term recovery goals.
  3. Participants will be able to demonstrate their ability to use five practical strategies and tools to focus and align with behavioral health clients’ long-term recovery goals.

This webinar series is intended to not only build skills in telehealth, but also to highlight some of the learning from the field in offering behavioral telehealth services. We want to hear from you so please bring your innovations, success stories and learning from your own transition to telehealth resulting from COVID-19.  


rick_goscha_-_headshot_1.jpgDr. Goscha is a co-developer of the Strengths Model and has extensive experience implementing the model in the United States and internationally (Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Canada, and the Netherlands). The Strengths Model has been implemented with diverse populations including adults with serious mental illness, transition-age youth, older adults, children with severe emotional disturbance, and individuals with co-occurring substance use disorders.

elizabeth_0.pngElizabeth Morrison is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a Masters in Addiction Counseling. She is a practicing clinician, providing services to MediCal and uninsured patients in a primary care clinic. Elizabeth has been providing services via telephone, video, and text since the Shelter in Place order began. She has over 15 years of experience in developing effective and sustainable Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) services in primary care organizations. She wrote the first widely distributed ‘how to’ manual on IBH. A thought leader in the field, Elizabeth has also served on integrated care advisory boards for the California Primary Care Association and the UCSF School of Medicine. She is an expert Motivational Interviewing (MI) Trainer and has been providing research-based training and Train the Trainer courses in MI and other empathy-based communications for healthcare professionals for over 20 years.


Strengths Model Chapter (Goscha) - published version (April 2020)-1

Staying Focused and Aligning with Clients Around Long-Term Recovery Goals_FINAL pdf