Family Dynamics and Recovery

 Addiction, Recovery, Family
15 Hours
The focus of the material is on what happens to the “we” of a family when one member opts for the blind and single-minded “me” of addiction.

This course is based on the Craig Nakken text “Reclaim Your Family from Addiction”.  In an instructive and reassuring way, Craig Nakken explains just how families and couples who have spent years building a life together can lose their cohesive identity and meaning in the wake of addiction.  With histories, stories and the latest research, this book helps readers chart their own way out of the hell of addiction and back to the fullness of family by using principles that restore the “we” of lasting, loving, relationships.

  1. Gain insight into a framework of human drives as well as key principles that can shape behavior.
  2. Understand the stages of family addiction and their characteristics.
  3. Recognize how the addictive process affects family relationships.  
  4. nderstand the stages of family recovery and their characteristics.
Certification Areas and Continuing Education: 15 Hours Total

Treatment Knowledge / Application to Practice / Clinical Evaluation

Required TextbookNakken, C. (2000, 2010). Reclaim Your Family from Addiction: How Couples and Families Recover Love and Meaning. Center City, MN: Hazelden Foundation.

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