bshs457 | undergraduate
Codependence & Working With Families
In this course students will demonstrate an understanding of the impact of controlling behaviors and supporting dysfunction in relation to addictions and families. Theories of codependency are explored as a disease of loss of selfhood and an addiction resulting from an imbalance of inner and outer self-awareness. Cardinal characteristics of codependence are examined with a focus on chronic, progressive, malignant and treatable features. Students will demonstrate understanding and skill in case management and referral for treatment in addition to assisting clients with recovery goals, self-awareness, self-acceptance, self-responsibility and self-reflection with a focus on prevalence, and consequences of codependency in families. (3 credits). Prerequisite: BSHS/456
This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Substance Abuse and Dependent Behaviors
Discuss the twelve promises of co-dependents anonymous (C.O.D.A.) and how these changes in a codependent might affect the addict(s) and their families.
- Examine medical, physical, emotional and psychological effects of substance abuse.
- Analyze the 5 dysfunctional patterns of codependency as defined by CODA (Codependents Anonymous).
- Explain how the process of recovery in CODA aligns with the addict’s recovery.
- Describe the effects of codependence on healthy family functioning.
The Environment for Families of Addicts
Describe the intergenerational effects of substance abuse on individuals, families’, and cultures within society.
Explain how intergenerational patterns of substance abuse are manifested in codependency.
- Distinguish the traits of a child of an alcoholic as defined by Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA).
- Evaluate common conditions of young children of substance abusers and its impact on childhood development.
- Describe the changes in the adult child that contribute to breaking the intergenerational addiction cycle.
Codependency, Abuse and Referral
Specify best practices related to screening and assessment and referrals of addicted persons.
Explain the role of abuse history on codependency.
Examine the relationship between domestic violence, codependency and family dysfunction.
- Compare functional and dysfunctional family traits.
Evaluate rationale for addiction problems and referral opportunities for the human services professional
The Nature of Addiction
Identify the characteristics of addiction and codependency.
- Examine the multilayered meanings of addiction and the historical context of addiction.
Differentiate between use, misuse and abuse of substances.
- Explain the consequences of uncontrolled addiction.
Evaluate the implications of an all-inclusive view of codependency on addition recovery.
The Recovery Process, Engaging the Codependent
- Identify approaches to minimize denial in the codependent.
- Describe strength based approaches which assist codependent clients with recovery goals, increasing self-awareness, self-acceptance, self-responsibility and self-reflection.
Explain the implications of codependency in the helping professional.
- Strategize a prevention program for reducing codependency in adolescents.
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