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 Course Title:   Addictive Disorders & the Family

 Title Abbreviation:   ADD DISORDERS & FAMILY

 Department:    HSERV

 Course #:    241

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    511501

 EPC:    437

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Alcoholism and other disorders as a family disease; effects of role disturbance, boundary violations, and communication disruptions on children, spouse, and family systems; therapeutic interventions for families. Development of a multicultural perspective in working with families and within communities.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Supplementary Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify how alcoholism runs in families as a genetic disease and learned response to it.
  2. Identify normal and non-normal roles, rules, traditions, predictable vs. unpredictable change and survival by shielding.
  3. Identify survival/enabling roles, continued where and when they keep appearing.
  4. Identify appropriate intervention.
  5. Utilize counseling techniques currently recognized as Best Practices which are being used to assist families in substance use disorder treatment.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

Course Contents

  1. Addictive disorders in families.
  2. Family roles.
  3. Surviving and enabling.
  4. Structured interventions.
  5. Recovery and grief.
  6. Intimacy and addictive relationships.
  7. Self-concept.
  8. Twelve-step (and other) programa as models and agents of change.
  9. The professional's role in changing behavior.
    • Introduction to counseling techniques currently recognized as Best Practices which are being utilized to assist families in chemical dependency treatment.
  10. Re-establishing healthy boundaries.
  11. Cultural variations in family relationships.