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Course Description

Addiction affects everyone in the family. Family system theory suggests that individuals in families cannot interact without impacting the whole. This workshop will explore just how each member may be impacted by addiction. At times, loved ones may resort to using coping skills that are maladaptive and are not helpful to them or to their loved one who is struggling with addiction. Family members who have lived with addiction may learn to not feel, not trust and not talk. Working with both family members and their loved one can be a challenge. This workshop will provide tools to help facilitate this process in an interactive and practical manner.

CACCF: 12 continuing education hours.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this training, participants will:

  • Be able to discuss various family theories, including family roles and rules and how addiction can interfere.
  • Have insight into various treatment modalities and tools to help support families.
  • Know how to assess family members living with addiction and provide treatment planning.
  • Understand how family involvement and recovery can help prevent relapse for both the family members and the person struggling with addictions (including how to support families when their loved one is pre-contemplative about changing).
  • Increase knowledge about various community supports, and resources available for family members.

Notes

For more information contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:

Email: fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca
Kitchener: 519-884-0710 ext. 5234
Milton: 519-884-0710 ext. 5235
Online: 519-884-0710 ext. 5235

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Addiction and the Family Winter 2021 (Online)
Type
Online
Dates
Mar 01, 2021 to Apr 11, 2021
Contact Hours
12.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $330.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 25, 2020 to Feb 26, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 25, 2020 to Feb 26, 2021
Section Notes
Section Title
Addiction and the Family Winter 2021
Type
Workshop Remote
Days
Th, F
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Mar 04, 2021 to Mar 05, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
12.0
Delivery Options
Workshop Remote  
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $330.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 03, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Mar 03, 2021
Section Notes

Instructor
Sylvie Smith, BA, RP, ICADC

Location/Remote
For our 2020/2021 program, all in-person workshops are being live streamed through Zoom. Once the pandemic restrictions have been lifted, these workshops will once again be held in person at our Kitchener location at 120 Duke Street West.
 

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