Addiction, Recovery, Healing in Marriage and Families

Addiction, Recovery, Healing in Marriage and Families
Addiction, recovery, and healing are examined in marriage and family context; beginning preparation for relationship-oriented addiction recovery counseling careers.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesSFL 101 & SFL 290 & STAT 121; instructor's consent for students from other departments.
 RecommendedSFL 336.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining SFL 400
Course Outcomes

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.