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Course Learning Objectives

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By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Identify three strategies used by addicts to control their family's emotions.
-Identify two results of family approaches to the problems of addiction.
-List three family risk factors on addiction.
-Identify four coping strategies of addiction affected families.
-Explain four steps to establish communication in addiction affected families.
-Describe two kinds of aggression found in addiction affected families.
-List four family roles in addiction.
-Explain how addicts place blame on their families.
-Describe four personality types related to addiction.
-Identify six negotiation strategies in addiction affected families.
-List four considerations for intervention on addiction affected families.
-Name the first five steps in preparing for a structured family intervention.
-Explain by what age do most children develop accurate perceptions of the role of alcohol and other drugs in their parent’s lives.
-Explain how are children in the families of addicts placed into an “impossible situation”.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."