SSWK211 Struggles with Intimacy/Co-Dependency/CAC

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

I. Course Number and Title
SSWK211 Struggles with Intimacy/Co-Dependency/CAC Course No Longer Offered
II. Number of Credits
2 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2 Fridays and Saturdays (Fridays 3:00-8:30 p.m. & Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-5:30p.m.)
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course will cover the basic definitions of co-dependency, an overview of the individual characteristics and the systems affected. Students will have the opportunity to understand formal treatment modalities and informal self-help resources, as well as issues related to gender, minorities, age, and profession.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. To define co-dependency and provide an overview of characteristics of individuals and systems affected.
    2. To gain an understanding of the etiology of co-dependency based on developmental and systems theories.
    3. To discuss special co-dependency issues related to gender, age, minorities, and profession.
    4. To identify adverse consequences of co-dependent characteristics in the helping professions.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. To develop the ability to describe the three major subtypes of co-dependency.
    2. To develop skills and strategies appropriate to work with co-dependents in the school setting.
    3. To develop an awareness of ethical and legal issues relevant to treating co-dependent individuals.
    4. To provide an atmosphere for personal growth and increased self-awareness.
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

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

    Available upon request from the Social and Behavioral Science Department.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Evaluation will be based on class participation, a brief weekly reaction paper to the week's topics, objective test, a 2-page reaction paper on Diagnosing and Treating Co-Dependence by Timmen L. Cermak, M.D., and a project developing a plan for using one strategy designed to help those who are co-dependent.

Review/Approval Date - 3/96