SSWK150 Introduction to Family Dynamics in Addiction/CAC
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Social Services
Course Number and TitleSSWK150 Introduction to Family Dynamics in Addiction/CAC
Number of Credits2 credits
Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester1500 minutes
Other Pertinent InformationThis course provides 30 hours of credit certified by PCACB toward a CAC.
Catalog Course DescriptionThis 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.
Required Course Content and Direction
- to assist student in acquiring knowledge about the family dynamic in families where there are one or more addicted individuals.
- to assist student in recognizing patterns of behavior in addicted families.
- to enable student to recognize family member roles characteristic in families when addiction is present.
- to empower student in recognizing addiction patterns in their own families if they are present.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:
- Define family structuring system
- Define dysfunction/dysfunctional family
- Complete genogram
- Complications of cultural differences and addicted families
- Reception of family diagnosis, patterns of addiction, and enabling
- Recognition of non-verbal behaviors
- Relationships between family members
- Relationships of family/family members with other community institutions
- Intergenerational patterns of addiction
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
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.
Teaching Methods EmployedDidactic and experiential methods will be used, including group activities, film analysis and journaling.
Review/Approval Date - 11/99