By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name three factors that exacerbate a compulsive spender’s habits.
-Name three motivations that shop-aholics have for compulsive spending.
-Name three techniques to incorporate a shop-aholic partner into their therapy.
-Name three reactions that can occur when clients are confronted with their compulsive spending.
-Name three types of malicious spending.
-Name three techniques useful in preparing a client to fight compulsive spending.
-Name three techniques that help a client avoid trigger attacks.
-Explain the diagnostic criteria for compulsive buying.
-Explain what are the things the clinician be aware of when evaluating the shopping habits of a potential compulsive buyer.
-Explain the sensory factors often enhance their shopping experience, for those with compulsive buying disorder.
-Explain the focus of group cognitive-behavioral therapy described by Burgard and Mitchell.
-Name two main concepts behind the urge to splurge.
-Explain what ages do materialist values surge.
-Explain which sex which is most likely to enter into a marriage with debt.
-Explain the roots of our (American) ambivalence about materialism.
-Explain the cardinal signs of compulsive buying examined in the study.
-Explain the difference between big spenders and experiencers.
"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."
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Social Worker CEUs, Counselor CEUs,Psychologist CEUs, MFT CEUs