15% discount for CCPA, CACCF, OACCPP,

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More and more we hear from mental health professionals that they want to understand more about the addictive process and its effects on individuals and families, but do not want to engage in an extensive and costly certificate program in Addiction Studies. This program was designed with those mental health professionals in mind!  This program is delivered over a 7-month period, is facilitated by instructors who have taken post-degree studies in Addictions and utilized their knowledge and skills in face-to-face practice with individuals and family systems experiencing addictions.​ While this program  is not meant to replace in-depth addictions training and certification, it will be beneficial to those who wish to understand the impact of substance and process addictions on family systems, and the role of the therapist in helping families return to a healthier way of functioning.  

CounselCareCanada Learning Solutions

Education and Training for the World in Which You Practice!

Program Pre-Approved by the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association for 96 Credit Hours, Event Code 64928971

Pre-Approved by the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation for 96 CORE CEU hours

Learners will be able to discuss their own feelings and biases about addictions in a non-judgemental setting with class peers; Reflect on the sheer amount of change required of addicted family systems, and what it might be like to live in their current reality; Using a relational ethical approach, focus on the addiction as ‘the problem’ and not family members as ‘the problem' which will promote trust and establish rapport that allows families to engage in genuine dialogue; and Respect the power of intergenerational patterns in addicted family systems, the stress that will occur if the addictive behaviour stops, and the amount of support required to prevent relapse.

Participants will Analyze the multitude of factors involved with addictions: biological, familial, sociological, psychological, economic, learning, political and more;

Investigate both substance and process addictions, including such relatively newly recognized addictions as eating, gambling, shopping, love, sex, co- dependency, work, and even religion;

Examine current views on the treatment of various addictions and the argument for treating the addictive family;

Become familiar with skills and tools available for helping addicted family systems to draw from their natural strengths (all strengths are rarely depleted) to create some balance.

Discuss the nature of addictions when compounded by maturational and situational stressors (sporadic, cyclic or continuous) and dynamics that make treatment and recovery difficult;
Examine the roles, rules, and behavior patterns of addicted family systems and the effects of generational addiction;
Learn how to use a Genogram to help clients reflect on significant people and relationships and also relationships to substances and other addictions.

April Intake (Now Registering)

April 24, 2018 to Nov 20, 2018

$1900 + HST: Early Bird Discount ($200) with registration and full payment before March 3, 2018

Registration Deadline: March 23, 2018

Your questions are always welcome!
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We specialize in online learning in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for mental (and physical) health professionals.  We realize that educating professionals in CBT significantly expands the health and wellness resources available to healthcare clients.

You will work in small collaborative groups within a larger class. In fact, you can register with a group of 6-8 peers and expect to complete the entire program with that same group. Alternately, you can register individually and work with people from across the country and beyond. Your collaborative learning groups will facilitate the development of critical thinking skills, the co-creation of knowledge, meaning, reflection, and transformative learning. Reciprocal scaffolding (Holton and Thomas, 2006) is utilized where collaboratively working groups are provided with opportunities to learn from the experiences and knowledge of each other.

This online program consists of weekly video lectures, weekly discussion, frequent electronic quizzes to keep you on-track, group Case Studies, and meetings with your facilitator via  Skype/Adobe Connect.

Participants will examine the impact of substance and process addictions on family systems; understand the major substance and process addictions, the major features of these disorders, behavioural, cognitive and psychological symptom, and understand the classes of drugs involved in the classification of substance addictions; and will consider the role of the therapist in working with families affected by addictions. Addictions will be examined through the lens of Cognitive Theory and through the treatment model of Cogntive Behaviour Therapy. 

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Addictive Family Systems (Substance/Process) ​

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