This course will provide a supportive environment for you to reflect on your own attitudes and beliefs about addiction. Gain perspective and knowledge about systemic interventions for clients presenting with addictive behaviours.
Designed ForCounsellors, therapists, social workers, mental health workers, 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.
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
- Theories of Addiction and Recovery
- Assessment of Addictive Behaviours and Relationship Dynamics
- Formulation of a Comprehensive Plan
- Systemic Approaches to Treatment
Prerequisite(s): Theories & Methods of Family Therapy: Foundations of the Field
Note: Please contact the manager, program development if you would like to take the course without having the prerequisite.
The course is offered jointly by the Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (OAMFT) and the University of Guelph, Open Learning and Educational Support (OpenEd).
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Certificate in Couple and Family Therapy Studies : Electives