About this intervention
Versions available in English and Spanish
Mapping Your Steps: “Twelve Step” Guide Maps (Sia, Dansereau, & Dees, 2002; 138 pages; also available in Spanish) provides mapping templates for helping clients work their 12-step program and contemplate deeper, personal relevance of each step. The intervention also includes maps to explore popular AA slogans, the Twelve Traditions, and the Serenity Prayer.
This intervention is an excellent resource for counselors who want to assist clients interested in immersing themselves in the steps and traditions of groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, or Cocaine Anonymous. The approach is suitable for both
“old-timers” and for clients who are new to 12-step work. The maps encourage reflection and serious consideration of the foundational ideas of
12-step programs such as powerlessness, concepts of a Higher Power, moral inventories, making amends, and helping others.
This intervention was developed as part of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Grant DA08608, Cognitive Enhancements for the Treatment of Probationers (CETOP).
Recommended Citation: Sia, T. L, Dansereau, D. F., & Dees, S. M. (2002). Mapping your steps: “Twelve Step” guide maps. Fort Worth: Texas Christian University, Institute of Behavioral Research. Available: the IBR Website: www.ibr.tcu.edu
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