Welcome to the Home Study Course sponsored by the Healthcare Training Institute. This course dealing with families and addictions. Our primary intent for this home study course is to provide quality education
to foster your professional growth. The Institute has provided quality
education since 1979. Hi. My name is Jared Baxter. I will be the narrator of this CD
set. We appreciate that you have chosen us as a vehicle for you to earn
your Continuing Education Credit.
The purpose of the course is to assist you in increasing your knowledge regarding
how to treat patients, clients, etc. dealing with a family member’s addiction. As
each case study is given, if the concepts seem to be applicable to your situation,
I encourage you to turn your CD player off and make a few notes regarding the
application of the principle to your setting. However, these notes are
for your purposes only and are not to be sent to the Institute. Also
each track is very content dense. So feel free to replay the track to
review the content either for your own purposes, or if you feel appropriate
play the track in an individual or group session for client education. Also
permission is granted to reproduce this CD. We encourage you to duplicate
give copies of this CD to colleagues, clients, etc. as you deem appropriate.
We feel the information on our CD's is valuable. Thus, we have an interest
in distributing CD's in as many ways as possible, to benefit the greatest number
of people, who have a need and are receptive to this practical information.
The questions in your CE Test are sequential and deal with the section
of content that preceded it. For this reason, to facilitate the answering
of each question, you might read the question from the CE Test prior
to listening to that CD track. By knowing what the question is ahead
of time, you will then know the content to listen for that contains the answer. So
just a hint, after you write down the answer to a question in your CE Test,
read on to the next question in order to give you a "heads up" to
listen for the content that contains the answer to the next question.
Merely write the correct letter on the corresponding blank line in your CE Test. Each answer is only used once. Keep in mind there is nothing trick
or hard about these questions. They are merely intended to verify the
playing of this CD.
For the purpose of brevity, most generally, I will use the term "therapists" or "mental
health professional." However, don’t let these terms deter
you from applying the concepts to your situations. When you hear the
word "therapists," if your job title is social worker, psychologist,
marriage and family therapist, mental health counselor, professional counselor,
resident director, program assistant, etc. merely substitute the appropriate
term that is the most meaningful to you. In short, don’t let my use of
the term "therapists" cognitively set you off track from hearing
the content because your job title is school counselor, for example. I
will also use the term "client" for the purposes of brevity. However,
if you deal with patients, residents, students, consumers, etc., transpose "client" for
the term that is the most meaningful to you in your work setting.
On this CD set we will discuss such topics as: Establishing Communication Within the
Family; Positive Anger; The Caretaking Trap; and Mirroring the
So, let’s get started...