ASA 229 Addictions and Family Systems Treatment Programs (3 credits)

This course is designed to provide an in-depth analysis of substance abuse disorders on the family system. The unit of study is the family. Topics include: family system theories, models of family assessment, the intervention process, co-dependency treatment, and family dynamics (i.e. family roles, rules). The influence of a counselor's personal and professional development (i.e. growing up in a family system affected by a substance use disorder) on the counselor's professional conduct will be emphasized. Relapse prevention topics are explored, especially how it impacts the family unit. Prerequisites: HUM 150 and ASA 159, or permission of instructor.