Brief-TSF Theoretical Rationale/Mechanism of Action

The theoretical rationale is based in the 12 steps and 12 traditions of AA and includes the need to accept that willpower alone is not sufficient to achieve sustained sobriety, that self-centredness must be replaced by surrender to the group process/conscience, and that long-term recovery consists of a process of spiritual renewal. The primary mechanism action is active participation and a willingness to accept a higher power, even if it is the AA group at first, as the locus of change in one’s life.

Agent of Change

The facilitator in the Brief-TSF treatment model is more truly a facilitator of change than an agent of change. The true agent of change (to sustained sobriety) lies in active participation in AA along with the principles set forth in the 12 steps and 12 traditions that guide this fellowship.