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Codependence and Working with Families


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Course level: Upper Division

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

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

The Nature of Addiction

Substance Abuse and Dependent Behaviors

The Environment of Children of Addicts

Codependency, Abuse, and Referral.

The Recovery Process and Engaging the Codependent


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