About Get S-M-A-R-T
Get S-M-A-R-T™ is revolutionary for substance use interactive education. S-M-A-R-T stands for Synthetics, Marijuana, Alcohol, and Recreational Trouble – all things that can grab a foothold of someone’s life. Get S-M-A-R-T™ is a compilation of curricula for Beginner Education, Intermediate Intervention, and Intensive Interventions for individuals who use substances such as these above, to be taught by licensed/experienced addiction and mental health counselors in order to meet the highest level of therapeutic requirements or employer mandates. Alternately, this curriculum can be drawn from to be taught in larger facilities, such as corporations (EAP) or correctional institutions. Contact us directly if you intend to use/teach the curriculum for these types of settings.
The Get S-M-A-R-T™ program is based on principles of Motivational Interviewing. We engage people on a personal level and empower them to be part of their own solution. We invite you to join our Calla Crew if you are ready to help people turn a consequence into an opportunity. How can I become a part of the team, you may ask?
The answer is adhering to three principles in the User Agreement:
1. Lead instructor must be licensed in the substance use / mental health profession with training/experience in substance use. Co-instructors do not need to be licensed mental health professionals, but it is preferred.
2. Each individual class size is limited to 25 participants. This allows for quality group interactions, challenge and individualized feedback and guidance from instructor(s).
3. Lead instructor must demonstrate experience and background in Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Lisa Werth developed Get S-M-A-R-T™ through her 20 years of experience working with professionals in legal services, public courts, correctional institutions, healthcare, social work, private therapy practices, and universities.
With the drug and alcohol epidemic at an all time high, we have an opportunity to change. American culture is alcohol and drug driven. We have many, many people caught up in in the “social culture” who experience a legal consequence, university sanction, or even employer mandate. As mental health and addiction professionals it is time we Get Smart! We need to educate people about the importance of using interactive education rather than simply information sharing, which research shows does not lead to treatment effectiveness. We need to treat people with respect, and help them feel empowered rather than “criminalized” just because they are going through legal or mandated consequences. People experience shame and stigma because of our system. It’s time to do something different.
The chart to the left depicts a review of local clients who attended the 8 Hour Get S-M-A-R-T™ class and those who were arrested again for a drug or alcohol related charge.
There are 3 tiers of the Get S-M-A-R-T™ Curriculum – the 8-hour, 12-hour, and 20-hour classes. Each class builds on each other, with increasing degrees of intensity, respectively. The chart on the right illustrates how these courses build upon each other, with the 8-hour course being the foundation of the curriculum. We at CCH want our Get S-M-A-R-T™ instructors to feel supported, which is why in mid-2019, we are launching the online Calla Crew Membership, available to all purchasers of the curricula, to access additional resources for your classroom, training, and online correspondence and webinars with Lisa and her team. Calla Crew Members within our region (central Indiana) will even have access to in-person training and have the opportunity to sit in on one of Lisa’s Get S-M-A-R-T™ classes for further support.