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By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name five steps in the adjustment stage of family addiction.
-Name five aspects in the development of a protective persona.
-Identify four aspects of depression stage in addiction affected families.
-Name three ways addiction affects a couple.
-Name four things to consider when looking at the effect addiction has on children.
-Name three key steps family members of addicts make as they become ready to enter recovery.
-Explain what the CRAFT approach advises family members to do when a loved one is under the influence.
-Explain what types of skills should be learned in each phase of treatment.
-Name in what three ways is involvement in the recovery activities critical not only to the addict but to the family members.
-Explain what these children often experience by the time they reach school age since not all children living in drug-involved families suffer negative consequences such as abuse and neglect, particularly those who experience compensatory caregiving.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."