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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:
-Name the three tools addicts use to control the people in their lives.
-Explain the danger of the "threaten, punish, and relent" cycle.
-Name the three main reasons families of addicts are resistant to trying new methods of dealing with their situation.
-Name the four basic roles children of addicts adopt to connect with their families.
-Name the three steps required for the Build Up Your Courage Muscles exercise.
-Name the three main purposes of anger in the families of addicts.
-Name two powerful life forces that control a caretaker.
-Explain what is meant by the ABCs of a blame statement.
-Name the four character defect personality types of family members of addicts.
-Name the five negotiation styles found in the families of addicts.
-Name four key considerations in preparing for a structured family intervention.
-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."