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Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name the five steps in the adjustment stage of family addiction.
-Name the five aspects in the development of a protective persona.
-Name the four important aspects of the hopelessness stage.
-Name the three ways the addictive process affects a couple.
-Name four things to consider when looking at the effect addiction have on children.
-Name the three key steps family members of addicts make as they become ready to enter recovery.
-Explain when the term enabler first entered the therapeutic vocabulary.
-Name the three important aspects of the collapse stage of recovery.
-Name the four important aspects of parallel recovery.
-Explain what is meant by the phenomenon of release.
-Name the three major characteristics of the middle stage of family recovery from addiction.
-Name four spiritual principles important in middle recovery.
-Explain the steps in the Amends Process for helping recovering addicts mend bonds with their family members.
-Name the four spiritual principles of late recovery.
-Explain what the CRAFT approach advises family members to do when a loved one is under the influence.
-Explain what types of skills should be learned in each phase of treatment.
-Name in what three ways is involvement in the recovery activities critical not only to the addict but to the family members.
-Explain what these children often experience by the time they reach school age since not all children living in drug-involved families suffer negative consequences such as abuse and neglect, particularly those who experience compensatory caregiving.
-Name the four core domains of the Nurturing Program.
-Name the three major challenges in parent training interventions with high-risk parents.
-Explain why are men 10 times more likely to enter treatment than women, have longer lengths of stay, and have greater rates of treatment completion.
-Name the six barriers to intervention with substance-abusing families.
-Name what four areas, which are primary developmental arenas for the adolescent and the family, organize MDFT (multidimensional family therapy) treatment.
-Name one social attitude that inhibits women's recoveries and reunifications.
-Explain mimesis.
-Explain the negative result when, in the name of autonomy, parents of adolescent children are often encouraged by family therapists to “let go” and give their teen space.


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