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Summary

Alcoholism is a societal issue that crosses all ethnic, cultural, educational, socioeconomic, gender, and age barriers. This course is designed to help mental health providers understand the addictive cycle, focusing particularly on alcoholism and holistic recovery programs.

Learning Objectives 

Participants will...

  1. Describe the addictive cycle and how it develops in a client’s life.
  2. List the signs, symptoms, characteristics, effects and treatment considerations for recovery from alcoholism.
  3. Appraise a faith-based recovery program for Christian clients.

Course Lesson and Descriptions

ALCO 101: The Addictive Cycle
Eric Scalise, Ph.D.
Dr. Eric Scalise provides a broad survey of addiction and related factors culminating in an explanation of the addictive cycle. He discusses various terms, as well as factors that lead to the development of addictive behaviors. This includes unmet needs and the various categories of addiction and drug abuse.

Runtime: 52 minutes 56 seconds

ALCO 102: Alcoholism
David Jenkins, Psy.D.
Alcoholism is one of the most common and costly of all addictions. This presentation is intended to help those who struggle with alcoholism, as well as to understand the signs and symptoms, its characteristics and effects, and, more importantly, treatment considerations. Recovery for you or your loved one is possible with God’s help and making the right choices.

Runtime: 53 minutes 59 seconds

ALCO 103: Step-Based Approaches and Relapse Prevention (Not for Mental Health Professional CE's)
John Baker, M.B.A.
This lesson provides participants with a thorough understanding of the rationale and concepts of the Celebrate Recovery program from founder, John Baker. Baker describes the Christian heritage of the Alcoholics Anonymous program, develops a Christ-centered step-based alcoholic recovery program, and discusses various issues that lead to relapse and intentional relapse prevention.

Runtime: 52 minutes 20 seconds

Continuing Education

1.50 CE Credits available for LPC, LMFT, LSW.

3.00 CE Credits available for IBCC Credential Holders.

The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due for good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required continuing education hours. For more information Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit: https://www.lightuniversity.com/continuing-education-statements/.