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Addictions: Treating Family Manipulation, Mistrust, & Misdirection
Substance Abuse Addiction: Treating Family Manipulation, Mistrust, and Misdirection - 10 CEUs

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

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 what is 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 three steps are 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 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.
-Name the three sections to an intervention letter.
-Explain what could the family do, if the addict comes up with a relapse agreement that is not healthy or satisfactory.
-Name the three rules in the families of addicts.
-Explain by what age do most children develop accurate perceptions of the role of alcohol and other drugs in their parent’s lives.
-Name the three methods family members use for coping with substance abuse.
-Explain how are children in the families of addicts placed into an “impossible situation”.
-Explain the biggest risks to the children of addicts.
-Name the three important issues a family must confront to help them obtain treatment.
-Explain why were women in the study resistant to suggestions to change the antecedents and consequences of drinking.
-Name the five steps for reducing harm in the families of addicts.
-Explain what is “unilateral family therapy”.
-Name Barber’s five “levels of pressure” in the “Pressures to Change” procedure.
-Explain the influences of the angry/violent drinking behavior style on the adult children of alcoholics.
-Explain why are mothers in recovery prone to relapse.

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



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