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Course Description

Multi-ethnic group of people in counseling session with therapist

Reflect on your own attitudes and beliefs about addiction within a supportive environment. You will gain perspective and knowledge about systemic interventions for clients presenting with addictive behaviours.

This course is designed for counsellors, therapists, social workers, mental health workers, and pastoral care/faith-based and other practitioners seeking to build or enhance their practical skills and theoretical foundation in couple and family therapy, as well as those exploring therapy as a career.

This course is typically recognized by CAMFT and AAMFT as a therapy or studies course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand and utilize theories of addiction and the current methods of intervention with the identified client and family systems
  • Apply a systemic assessment model to define the complexities of the client system presenting with addictions
  • Identify and utilize appropriate strategies for working with specific populations with addictions
  • Understand and employ systemic intervention models most commonly used with client systems in the addiction field

Course Topics

  • Theories of Addiction and Recovery
  • Assessment of Addictive Behaviours and Relationship Dynamics
  • Formulation of a Comprehensive Plan
  • Systemic Approaches to Treatment

Additional Requirements

  • Prerequisite: Theories and Methods of Family Therapy: Foundations of the Field
  • Note: If you wish to take the course but have not completed the prerequisite, please email Beverley Fretz, manager, program development.
  • As well as scheduled instruction time, you can expect to spend approximately five to ten hours per week on course readings, activities, and/or assignments.
  • Course assignments are completed up to four weeks following the final day of the course.

Assessment

Assessment Item Weight
Participation 10%
Presentation 40%
Major Paper 50%
Total 100%

Please note that the course assessment is subject to change.

Sponsoring Partner

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Technical Requirements

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Section Title
Family Therapy and Addiction
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Friday
Time
9:00AM to 4:15PM
Dates
February 25, 2022
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Saturday
Time
9:00AM to 4:15PM
Dates
February 26, 2022
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Friday
Time
9:00AM to 4:15PM
Dates
March 04, 2022
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Saturday
Time
9:00AM to 4:15PM
Dates
March 05, 2022
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Friday
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
March 11, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
40.0
Location
  • Virtual
Delivery Options
Remote Instruction  
Potential Discount(s)
Instructors
  • Adrianne Sequiera
Section Notes

Early bird registration ends 30 days prior to the course start date.

Beginning Friday, February 11, 2022 at 12:00 p.m., course materials can be accessed online via CourseLink.

Course registration closes Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. ET.

If due to extenuating circumstances one or more class meetings needs to be rescheduled, the class (or portion thereof) will be rescheduled on Saturday, March 12 and/or Sunday, March 13, 2022.


This course is delivered remotely in real time.

  • Visit Learning Remotely - Students.
  • Attend the Remote Delivery Orientation (Zoom & CourseLink): Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. ET (Strongly recommended for those who have not yet participated in an orientation for a course in this program).
  • As well as the CourseLink learning management system, this course uses Zoom as a video communication tool. Please download a free version of Zoom.

System Requirements:

  1. An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  2. Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
  3. A webcam or HD webcam – built-in or USB plug-in

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