Students Content and Theory
- Students will gain a compassionate as well as academic understanding of the nature and experience of addiction that informs them of how persons can assist in recovery in a helping role--learning both academically and from the firsthand perspectives of individuals, couples, and families struggling with addiction and striving for recovery.
- Students will be aware of clinical diagnostic criteria used by helping professionals to identify the presence of a substance or behavioral addiction or compulsion.
- Students will understand the numerous dimensions and dynamics contributing to powerlessness of addiction and will understand how that knowledge informs recovery work and intervention.
- Students will be able to evaluate couple/family relationships affected by addiction and each couple's/family's needs in recovery.
- Students will learn a model for recovery and healing in relationship context.
- Building on the entire course curriculum and experience students will be able to outline a process for individual recovery and relationship healing from addiction.