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Addictions: Helping Clients Grow Beyond 12-Step Dependency
10 CEUs Substance Abuse: Growing Beyond 12 Step Program Dependency

Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes
Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychologist CEs, MFT CEUs

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain the bodily systems for which you might provide alcohol education if your addicted client is receptive to being provided with the facts.
-Explain the three key aspects of an addict’s relationship with the object of his or her addiction.
-Explain the nine common signs of the internal conflict between the parent, child, and adult sides of the addicts personality?
-Explain when do clients with addictive personalities encounter resistance.
-Explain the five common myths that addicts believe about expressing feelings.
-Explain the six steps of effective choice that an addict might use.
-Explain the three main risks that addicts deal with in creating healthy relationships.
-Explain the three main causes of relapse in addicts.
-Explain the three causes for an addict’s dream of dependency.
-Explain the three forms of internal resistance that many addicts experience.
-Explain the first step work for some of your clients?
-Explain in what 5 ways, regarding step twelve, practicing these principles in all affairs, having clients who have been in recovery continue their involvement in the program as sponsors, according to Tessina, can work against the development of the client’s autonomy and independence.
-Explain the five reasons addicts can become addicted to the program.
-Explain what does it mean to see yourself as a "family asset."
-Explain what percent of alcoholics achieve life-long abstinence with or without the AA approach, according to Vaillant.
-Explain what is meant by “limited control” in Alcoholics Anonymous.
-Explain the “disease” of the addictive process is a metaphor for what two things, according to Davis and Jansen.
-Explain how does Alcoholics Anonymous redefine the term “practicing alcoholic.”
-Explain the 5 types of stories told by recovering addicts, according to Hanninen.
-Explain what irrational belief does Step 2 (I believe that a rational attitude about my life can restore me to sanity) challenge, according to Peiser.
-Explain the four principles to consider when planning a recovery program for multiple addictions, according to Peiser.
-Explain Peiser’s “ABC Method.”
-Explain the five techniques did Washington use with his group of low-income African American women recovering from addiction.
-Explain why do some middle-class respondents have the ability to naturally recover, according to Granfield and Cloud.
-Explain the extrinsic barriers to seeking substance abuse treatment among pregnant addicts, according to Jessup.
-Explain the health care professional returning to work after addiction treatment will face what transitional back to work stressors.


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

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