Importance of the Family System

Readings

To prepare for this unit’s discussions, complete the following.

Discussion 1: Group Counseling

Use your Becoming an Addictions Counselor text to read the following:

  • Chapter 6, “Group Treatment,” pages 110–128.

Use the Capella library to read the following:

Use the Internet to read the following:

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2005). 1 Groups and substance abuse treatment. In Substance abuse treatment: Group therapy – Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 41. Rockville (MD): Author. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK64223/

Discussion 2: Importance of the Family System

Use your Becoming an Addictions Counselor text to read the following:

  • Chapter 7, “Family,” pages 131–146.

Use the Capella library to read the following:

Use the Internet to read the following:

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2004). Chapter 1: Substance abuse treatment and family therapy. In Substance abuse treatment and family therapy – Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 39. Rockville, MD: Author. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK64269/
    • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2004). Chapter 2 Impact of substance abuse on families. In Substance abuse treatment and family therapy – Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 39. Rockville, MD: Author. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK64258/

[u07s2] Unit 7 Study 2

[u07d1] Unit 7 Discussion 1

Group Counseling

“Group counseling methods are as diverse as those of individual counseling. Groups vary tremendously in focus, content, intensity, client characteristics, stage of treatment, format, and philosophy” (Myers & Salt, 2019, p. 110).

For this discussion, select one type of group counseling that is discussed in your course text. Research and summarize one peer-reviewed journal article that discussed the chosen type of group. Provide the correct APA citation of the article. 

Response Guidelines

Read the posts of your peers and respond to one. Your responses should include comments on specific substantive points of the peer’s post or add new source material relevant to the issues discussed.

Reference

Myers, P. L., & Salt, N. R. (2019). Becoming an addictions counselor: A comprehensive text (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Resources

[u07d2] Unit 7 Discussion 2

Importance of the Family System

According Myers & Salt (2019):

A family system with one or more member living with SUD often has its own definitions of the way families are supposed to be, such as what constitutes a “good child” or a “normal marriage.” Families may hold sharply contrasting views of what constitutes “good and “normal.” (p. 132)

For this discussion, please answer the following questions.

  • How would you integrate the family into an outpatient program at a community agency? What would be your rationale for providing this service?
    • What options for cultural differences would be built into the family treatment option at your treatment center?
    • What theoretical approach would be most effective for a family treatment option, while integrating best practices? Please cite references.

Reference

Myers, P. L., & Salt, N. R. (2019). Becoming an addictions counselor: A comprehensive text (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Resources

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