Family Therapy and Substance Abuse- 30 Hours

Contact Hours: 30

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP

Presenter: Stephen K. Denny webinar: Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) 


  • Compare and contrast substance abuse treatment and family therapy
  • Explain how substance abuse treatment and family therapy can be integrated
  • Discuss the different definitions of family
  • Identify how families are distinguished from social support groups
  • Identify the four characteristics of families central to family therapy
  • Discuss five core components of the systems theory of marriage and family therapy
  • Discuss the four predominant family therapy models used in substance abuse treatment
  • Identifying the five stages of change in the Prochaska model
  • Identify the three levels of recovery in Kaufman's model
  • Identify the three phases of family change in substance abuse family therapy
  • Discuss criteria for determining the appropriateness of family therapy with substance abuse clients
  • Describe the impact of substance abuse on families
  • Describe the six characteristic patterns of interaction in a substance abusing family
  • Describe the five characteristic patterns of codependent behavior
  • Discuss for strategies for addressing substance abuse is that family
  • Explain the concepts of denial and resistance
  • Discuss the value of using integrated models for providing substance abuse treatment to families
  • Discuss the limitations of integrated models
  • Identify seven general questions we should be answered when choosing and applying a family systems model
  • Differentiate between the eight integrated models for substance abuse treatment
  • Identify special populations to consider when using family therapy
  • Identify some of the most prominent challenges to emerging family therapy and substance abuse treatment
  • Describe and I components that are necessary in order to provide a comprehensive range of program activities
  • Define what adequate treatment is characterized by within a culturally competent model of substance abuse treatment and family therapy.
$180.00 for 90 days

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