The purpose of the Texas DWI Intervention Instructor/Administer workshop is to prepare DWI Intervention Educators to effectively administer and instruct the DWI Intervention (Repeat Offender) Education Training Program. This 5-day course addresses the application of basic adult learning theories and instructional skills necessary to deliver the DWI Intervention Education training. The training will revolve around demonstration of teaching techniques through a series of instructional lead actives by the students. Upon successful completion, all attendees will have mastered all aspects of the Texas DWI Intervention Education Program curriculum.


Program Background:

Texas DWI Intervention (Repeat Offender) Program: Article 42.12, Section 13(j), Code of Criminal Procedure requires persons convicted of subsequent DWI offenses to attend a program for "repeat offenders" approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Failure to complete the program will result in the offender's license being revoked until the program has been completed. This standardized program is 32 hours in length and is designed for multiple DWI offenders and/or others who have alcohol or drug-related problems for which the first offender program was not designed to address. The program's purpose is to intervene in the alcohol/drug abusing lifestyles of the offenders in order to encourage entry into treatment as well as to prevent further substance abuse-related problems. Specific course topics include lifestyle issues, values, self-esteem, positive thinking vs. irrational beliefs, responsibility, physiological/psychological effects of drugs, alcoholism, chemical dependency, how substance abuse effects family members, co-dependency, Al-Anon, treatment options, l2-Step Self-Help Groups, peer pressure, relapse prevention, problem solving and action planning.


Individuals taking the Instructor/Administrator course are:

1. Individuals who plan to start an approved program; or

2. Staff selected for training by the administrator or owner of an approved program; or

3. Individuals who are seeking training prior to seeking employment.

In order to be eligible to take the Instructor/Administrator course, you must have:

•  Be a counselor intern, licensed chemical dependency counselor, licensed social worker, licensed professional counselor, or psychologist, or possess a bachelor's degree in the field of sociology, psychology, rehabilitation counseling, or a closely related field approved by DSHS; and

•  Have a minimum of two years of documented experience providing intervention counseling or treatment counseling to persons with substance abuse problems.

•  Demonstrated instructional ability

•  Ability to use a variety of teaching strategies (visual aids such as PowerPoint, group discussion, instructor-led etc.)

•  Ability to administer and interpret all data collection instruments



To Apply


Addiction Research Institute

Center for Social Work Research
School of Social Work
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