Other Courses

To enroll up for any of these other classroom courses, please call our office at: (888) 693 0336.


Alcohol

Level 1 (Saturday Class)

This is a one day (6 hour) session for first offenders. Program objectives include:

  • Understand rationale for laws covering use of alcohol and other drugs
  • Overcome feelings of being victimized by the legal system
  • Understand consequences of irresponsible use on themselves and others

Call to register or enroll at: (248) 693-0336


Level 2 (Multiple Session Series Evening Program)

This is a multiple session (8 hour) program for more serious offenders.

  • The sessions are participatory and introspective.
  • They are designed to get participants to recognize the seriousness of substance abuse and to provide insight and encouragement to change.
  • Emphasis is placed on the progressive nature of chemical dependency and changes required to avoid repeating the offense.

Call to register for this program at: (248) 693-0336


Level 3 (Multiple Session Series Evening Program)

This is a multiple session (20 hour) program for the most serious offenders and or sobriety court participants.

  • Small group sessions, focusing on cognitive skill-building and the development of a client specific plan for change.
  • Designed for high risk clients who have already been involved with in a substance abuse program.
  • Drug and Sobriety Court participants are appropriate for this program.

Call to register for this program at (248) 693 0336


Anger Management

This series is designed for those who have on-going interaction with the victim (e.g. coworker, family member, neighbor, etc.), or whose aggressive behavior has negatively affected other areas of their life. The six weekly sessions allow for in-depth coverage of behavioral concepts related to violent or aggressive behavior. There is also opportunity to receive feedback from co-participants and the facilitator concerning the application of tactics and strategies learned in previous sessions.

The goal of the series, which begins by defining anger, is to reduce both the emotional feelings and physiological arousal that anger causes. One cannot eliminate or completely avoid people and situations that cause anger. However, it is possible to learn to control how one reacts.

Through introspective discussions, participants are expected to examine and understand the positive and negative role that anger has played in their lives. These discussions focus on how and when anger is triggered and the relationship of power and control to feelings of anger. Participants learn about problem solving, communication skills, use of humor and changing one’s environment as means to intervene in the progression of anger to violence.

In the last session, concepts and techniques are reviewed. Participants are asked to consider long term implications of what they learned and helped to assess if counseling would be a follow-up option to the Anger Management Series.

Call to register for the: 6 session or the 12 session at: (248) 693-0336

Assaultive Behavior

This program is designed for the offender convicted of a minor or first offense who has not shown signs of aggressive or assaultive behavior in the past. It is an all-day session that offers a non-judgmental and non-threatening opportunity for participants to examine and question the self-defeating attitudes and behaviors that lead to their arrest. It is not a forum to reargue the incident. The content is designed to provide insight and encourage participants to make decisions and changes to avoid a repeat of the arrest. The format consists of facilitator lead group discussions with appropriate interaction and feedback. Some of the topics discussed include values vs. actual behavior, aggression vs. assertion, emotional control, stress, setting goals, acting vs. reacting, etc.

Call to register for a class at: (248) 693-0336


Domestic Violence

The program offered is designed to intervene in the development of an abusive relationship, providing an insightful and meaningful intervention to break the cycle of abusive behavior. The format occurs in thought provoking, problem solving sessions that take into account aspects inherent in long term, personal relationships.

Before the first sessions, participants must attend an orientation meeting, where a history is obtained, expectations are discussed, an agreement concerning participant responsibility is signed and behavioral guidelines are clarified. Verbal and written involvement by all participants is required, along with reading and maintaining handouts and exercises used for discussion. Participants are given opportunities to problem solve with non-violent, assertive behaviors, as well as to develop anger management plans.

The program is available in 26, 36, 45, and 52 sessions. The content of the sessions and administrative procedures are modeled on Michigan’s “Proposed batter Intervention Standards” (June/98), and have been approved by the Oakland County Coordinating Council Against Domestic Violence (OCCCADV).

With respect to the domestic violence perpetrator, E. I. P. has adapted traditional cognitive behavioral and psychotherapeutic concepts in a group setting to meet the needs and specific characteristics of these offenders. From the time the participant is referred until the case closure, status reports are sent to the referring person.

At closing, a brief description of each participant’s progress and quality of involvement in the sessions is provided. Individuals appearing to need further resources or individuals exhibiting a substantial risk for further violence are identified.

To register for your sessions, call at: (248) 693-0336


Drugs: Marijuana

Level 1 (Saturday Class)

This is a one day (6 hour) session for first offenders. This class covers the fundamental topics dealing with substance abuse and focuses on areas specific to marijuana. Program objectives include:

  • Understand rationale for laws covering use of marijuana and medical marijuana
  • Understand consequences of irresponsible use on themselves and others
  • Pharmacological overview
  • Long term physical, psychological and social problems, and treatment resources.

Call to register for a class: Phone: (248) 693-0336


Level 2 (Multiple Session Series Evening program)

This is a multiple session (8 hour) program for more serious offenders. This series has the benefit of more time for review and introspection, more opportunity for individual attention, and a chance to analyze results from implementing concepts learned in class.

Call to register for a class: Phone: (248) 693-0336


Drugs: Prescription

Level 1 (Saturday Class)

This is a one day (6 hour) session for first offenders. This class covers the fundamental topics dealing with substance abuse and focuses onprescription drug misuse. Program objectives include:

  • Understand progressive nature of prescription drugs and the shifting purpose
  • The importance of physician communication
  • Understand consequences of irresponsible use on themselves and others
  • Pharmacological overview
  • Long term physical, psychological and social problems and treatment resources.

To register or enroll, call at: (248) 693 0336


Level 2 (Multiple Session Series Evening program)

This is a multiple session (8 hour) program for more serious offenders. This series has the benefit of more time for review and introspection, more opportunityfor individual attention, and a chance to analyze results from implementing concepts learned in class.

To register or enroll, call at: (248) 693 0336


Misdemeanor (Retail Theft)

Level 1 (Saturday Class)

This is a one day (6 hour) session for first offenders.This program is designed for people involved in offenses such as theft, shoplifting,writing bad checks, receiving stolen property, etc. The sessions focus on the disparity between personal values and behavior. In the all-day seminar, facilitators promote discussions in a non-judgmental manner. Participants are required to examine and question self defeating attitudes and behaviors that led to their arrest. Some of the concepts discussed include making better choices, self esteem, stress management, control issues, coping skills and goal setting.

To register for this class, call (248) 693-0336


Level 2 (Multiple Session Series Evening Program)

This is a multiple session (8 hour) program for more repeat offenders. This program is designed for people involved in repeat offenses (theft, shoplifting, writing bad checks, receiving stolen property, etc). The sessions are presented in a small group setting. Participants may or may not have attended our level I program.

To register for this class, call (248) 693-0336


Level 3 (Multiple Session Series Evening Program)

This is a multiple session (20 hour) program for more repeat offenders. An intensive, insight oriented series for probationers who are resistant or otherwise not ready to participate in traditional outpatient counseling settings. The sessions address issues relating to interpersonal relationships and lifestyle choices, as well as the role of alcohol and other drug use. The ten sessions will allow areas of special concern to be revisited as the series progresses. Our goal is to focus intensely on self-defeating behaviors and work to alter these behaviors. Guided interaction among participants will afford opportunities to recognize and build upon progress and positive changes that will occur as the group meets. The series will serve much as a support group, and will providean avenue to further counseling when needed.

To register for this class, call (248) 693-0336


Next Step

An intensive, insight oriented series for probationers who are resistant or otherwise not ready to participate in traditional outpatient counseling settings. Appropriate referrals would include probation violators, drug court defendants, or those who may have already been through a basic education program (substance abuse or otherwise), but need further intervention because inappropriate choices and poor decision making skills continue to cause problems. The Next Step may also be viewed as an extension of other E. I. P. programs when offenders need a longer term, more intensive intervention to recognize a need for change and to learn how to go about making that change.

The sessions address issues relating to interpersonal relationships and lifestyle choices, as well as the role of alcohol and other drug use. The ten sessions will allow areas of special concern to be revisited as the series progresses. Our goal is to focus intensely on self-defeating behaviors and work to alter these behaviors by providing options in confrontive, interactive groups. Guided interaction among participants will afford opportunities to recognize and build upon progress and positive changes that will occur as the group meets. The series will serve much as a support group, and will provide an avenue to further counseling when needed.

Call to set up your sessions at: (248) 693-0336


Traffic Safety

Level 1

This course is designed for those with a minor traffic violation. The classes are taught by state certified driver education instructors. They consist the following:

  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Audio-visual presentations focusing on traffic laws
  • Safety issues
  • Defensive driving
  • Driver responsibility
  • Pedestrian safety
  • Substance abuse and physical laws in relation to driving

Call to register for a class at: (248) 693 0336


Level 2

This course is designed for the multiple offender, those who cause accidents, and license restoration matters.Groups are led by Master’s level individuals with professional social work or counseling backgrounds.

It is participatory in format, with small group discussions, role playing, problem solving and structured feedback.Each participant examines how their attitudes, emotions and personal value system affect driving behaviors.

The objective is to understand and change poor driving attitudes by understanding the reasons for current driving habits. The program also stresses accepting responsibility, rather than blaming other drivers or the police.

Call to register for a class at: (248) 693 0336


Youth Alcohol

Small group discussion session that focuses on the effect of chemical use and abuse including legal issues, physical and emotional health effects, social and personal implications, and decision making skills. Group participation is required in activities that link present behavior to future goals and address development of strengths, communication skills and self esteem.

To register for a class, call: (248) 693-0336


Youth Tobacco

The purpose of this class is to provide intervention at the critical early stage in the addiction process. The age specific objectives are to learn the benefits of quitting, understand the concept of habituation/addiction, develop skills to resist peer and social pressure, and learn positive health habits.

To register for a class, call: (248) 693-0336