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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 what are bodily systems for which you might provide alcohol education if your addicted client is receptive to being provided with the facts.
-Name the three key aspects of an addict’s relationship with the object of his or her addiction.
-Name 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.
-Name the five common myths that addicts believe about expressing feelings.
-Name the six steps of effective choice that an addict might use.
-Name the three main risks that addicts deal with in creating healthy relationships.
-Name three main causes of relapse in addicts.
-Name three causes for an addict’s dream of dependency.
-Name the three forms of internal resistance that many addicts experience.
-Explain why does the first step work for some of your clients.
-Name 5 ways sponsors can work against the development of the client’s autonomy and independence in. Regarding step twelve, practicing these principles in all affairs, having clients who have been in recovery continue their involvement in the program as sponsors.
-Name five reasons addicts can become addicted to the program.
-Explain what does it mean to see yourself as a "family asset".
-Explain the percent of alcoholics achieve life-long abstinence with or without the AA approach.
-Explain “limited control”.
-Name the two thing for which “disease” of the addictive process is a metaphor.
-Explain how does Alcoholics Anonymous redefine the term “practicing alcoholic”.
-Name the 5 types of stories told by recovering addicts.
-Explain what are the irrational belief does Step 2 (I believe that a rational attitude about my life can restore me to sanity) challenge.
-Name the four principles to consider when planning a recovery program for multiple addictions.
-Explain the “ABC Method”.
-Name 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.
-Explain the extrinsic barriers to seeking substance abuse treatment among pregnant addicts.
-Explain the transitional back to work stressors, the health care professional will face upon returning to work after addiction treatment.

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


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Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychology CEUs, MFT CEUs

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