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Anger, Alcoholism, and Addiction: Treating Individuals, Couples, and Families

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Whether unfamiliar or familiar with some of the concepts involved in this material, you can benefit from information in this course. This practical book presents the complex relationships among anger, aggression and chemical abuse. It teaches models of normal anger, anger avoidance and chronic anger. The authors describe how both anger avoidance and chronic anger are related to chemical use patterns, the effects upon family members and how new change can be initiated. Each chapter includes exercises to use with the chemically dependent client. Also explored are issues related to professionals’ anger.

This course is based on the book, Anger, Alcoholism, and Addiction: Treating Individuals, Couples, and Families created by Ronald T. Potter-Efron, M.S.W., Ph.D. and Patricia S. Potter-Efron, M.S.

Course Material Author

Ronald T. Potter-Efron, M.S.W., Ph.D. and Patricia S. Potter-Efron, M.S.
Patricia S. Potter-Efron is a family systems therapist and an individual and group therapist working mainly with families affected by chemical dependency. A graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, she now directs Professional Growth Services, a program for adult children with dysfunctional families and does group work with recovering chemically dependent women. The Potter-Efrons are co-editors of and contributors to The Treatment of Shame and Guilt in Alcoholism Counseling and Aggression, Family Violence, and Chemical Dependency.

Ronald T. Potter-Efron, M.S.W., Ph.D. and Patricia S. Potter-Efron, M.S. authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Max Schwanekamp

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who provide services to or seek knowledge about the relationships among anger, aggression, and chemical abuse.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. to help the recovering alcoholic or addict develop skills to manage anger and avoid aggressive or violent outbursts
  2. to help affected family members living in homes dominated by anger and addiction
  3. to appreciate the importance of treating self-directed and self-destructive anger
  4. to identify and address excessive anger or anger avoidance in counselors

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