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Addictive Thinking: Understanding Self-Deception

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Abnormal thinking in addiction was originally recognized by members of Alcoholic Anonymous, who coined the term “stinking thinking.” Addictive thinking often appears rational superficially, hence addicts as well as their family members are easily seduced by the attendant—and erroneous—reasoning process it can foster. In Addictive Thinking, author Abraham Twerski reveals how self-deceptive thought can undermine self-esteem and threaten the sobriety of a recovering individual.

This course is based on the book, Addictive Thinking: Understanding Self-Deception created by Abraham J. Twerski

Journal/Publisher:

Hazelton

Publication Date:

1997 Second Edition

Course Material Author

Abraham J. Twerski

Abraham J Twerski, M.D., is the founder and medical director of the Gateway Rehabilitation Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a rabbi, psychiatrist, and chemical dependency counselor.

Course Creator

Max Schwanekamp

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the process of addictive thinking. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Learn how self-deceptive thought can undermine and threaten the sobriety of a recovering individual.

  2. Understand the origins of addictive thinking.

  3. Comprehend the relationship between addictive thinking and relapse.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

4 CE credit hours

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American Psychological Association (APA)

4 CE credit hours

CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

4 CE credit hours

This course has been approved by CE Learning Systems, service provider of Addiction Counselor CE, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #107243, CE Learning Systems is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

4 CPD hours

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