Clients with a history of abusive relationships tend to exhibit certain predictable behavior patterns, underlying emotional needs, and related cognitive distortions. Important topics and skills for helping clinicians and their clients identify these patterns and their underlying causes will be reviewed. This comprehensive course will review the evidence and breakthroughs provided by research as well as undoing past misconceptions and errors in prior research on codependency.
Areas of focus for the course will include the development and use of codependency, understanding DSM-5 Dependent Personality Disorder, attachment styles, and using specific treatment tools with clients. We’ll practice using the wheel of power and control, the four horsemen, the love languages, and the sound relationship house. We’ll discuss how to identify and work through transference issues that are common in treating clients with dependent traits as well as engage in thoughtful peer discussion of presented case vignettes. Recent research on treatment/symptom management for these clients will also be broken down into useful and practical counseling techniques. The seminar will include time for questions, practicing skills, and interacting with others in the course.
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This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:
a). Learner will define dependency and codependency.
b). Learner will be able to explain the purpose of using roles in relationships.
c). Learner will be able to identify at least five of the eight diagnostic criteria of DPD and one common impact of symptoms.
d). Learner will be able to describe and use objectifiable measurements in unhealthy dependent emotional needs and behaviors.
e). Learner will be able to identify patterns in healthy relationships.
f). Learner will be able to name 5 family relationship styles as part of fostering dependent behavior.
g). Learner will be able to implement at least one intervention for addressing feelings and behaviors of unhealthy dependency.
Mental health counselors, psychologists, social workers, drug and alcohol counselors, marriage and family therapists, telehealth treatment professionals, and other clinical mental health professionals.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Instructor(s): LeoDeBroeck MS, LMHC, CMHS, MHP
Material Author(s): LeoDeBroeck MS, LMHC, CMHS, MHP
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