SSWK150 Introduction to Family Dynamics in Addiction/CAC

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Social & Behavioral Science Department Archive

I. Course Number and Title
SSWK150 Introduction to Family Dynamics in Addiction/CAC Course No Longer Offered
II. Number of Credits
2 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
1500 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
This course provides 30 hours of credit certified by PCACB toward a CAC.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This is an introductory course designed to familiarize the student with the basic concepts of family dynamics in relation to addiction. Intergenerational patterns of addiction in the family will be explored. In addition, other issues to be addressed will include: patterns of functioning, prescribed roles of individual family members, and how the system operates internally and externally with other institutions, such as the community, school, employers, etc.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. to assist student in acquiring knowledge about the family dynamic in families where there are one or more addicted individuals.
    2. to assist student in recognizing patterns of behavior in addicted families.
    3. to enable student to recognize family member roles characteristic in families when addiction is present.
    4. to empower student in recognizing addiction patterns in their own families if they are present.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Define family structuring system
    2. Define dysfunction/dysfunctional family
    3. Complete genogram
    4. Complications of cultural differences and addicted families
    5. Journaling
    6. Reception of family diagnosis, patterns of addiction, and enabling
    7. Recognition of non-verbal behaviors
    8. Relationships between family members
    9. Relationships of family/family members with other community institutions
    10. Intergenerational patterns of addiction
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    A text accepted by the department and selected videos, and instructor generated handouts may be used.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Didactic and experiential methods will be used, including group activities, film analysis and journaling.

Review/Approval Date - 11/99