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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.
-List five final steps in preparing for a structured family intervention.
-Identify six considerations for addiction relapse prevention.
-Name the three rules in the families of addicts.
-Explain by what age do most children develop accurate perceptions of the role of alcohol and other drugs in their parent’s lives.
-Name the three methods family members use for coping with substance abuse.
-Explain how are children in the families of addicts placed into an “impossible situation”.
-Explain the biggest risks to the children of addicts.
-Name the three important issues a family must confront to help them obtain treatment.
-Explain why were women in the study resistant to suggestions to change the antecedents and consequences of drinking.
-Name the five steps for reducing harm in the families of addicts.
-Explain what is “unilateral family therapy”.
-Name Barber’s five “levels of pressure” in the “Pressures to Change” procedure.
-Explain the influences of the angry/violent drinking behavior style on the adult children of alcoholics.
-Explain why are mothers in recovery prone to relapse.
-Name five positive effects of digital technology consumption.


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