The Seven Challenges – Adult
The Seven Challenges – Adult program targets adults who have substance use problems, including those with co-occurring disorders.
The Seven Challenges – Adult program can be delivered in group or individual sessions. Counselors determine the frequency and duration of time that are appropriate for the participant needs and delivery setting. Clients and counselors also communicate in a Supportive Journaling process.
Recommended Locations/Delivery Settings
The Seven Challenges – Adult program can be delivered in a variety of settings, including outpatient clinics, residential treatment, day treatment, and in the home.
Education, Certifications and Training
The Seven Challenges – Adult program training consists of an onsite, three day initial training for counselors and clinical supervisors. Completion of this initial training qualifies an individual to provide The Seven Challenges – Adult. Counselors are then supervised by Masters’ level clinical supervisors who receive specialized training as part of a three day advanced training. Trained teams are required to meet with The Seven Challenges trainers for quarterly calls and host annual support and fidelity visits.
Program or Service Documentation
Book/Manual/Available documentation used for review
Schwebel, R. (2020). The Seven Challenges manual: Adult version. Viva Press.
Journals for The Seven Challenges – Adult are available in English and Spanish.
Other supporting materials
Excerpt from The Seven Challenges Manual: Adult version
Contact Information for Developers
Phone: (520) 405-4559
|Results of Search and Review||Number of Studies Identified and Reviewed for The Seven Challenges – Adult|
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Studies Rated LowStudy 10579
Korchmaros, J. D. (2018). The Seven Challenges Comprehensive Counseling Program: Effectiveness for adults with substance use problems. Journal of Drug Issues, 48(4), 590-607. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022042618783995This study received a low rating because it did not meet design confound standards.