Diagnosing and Treating Co-dependence (6 hours)
This 6 hour course by Timmen L. Cermak focuses on a complete framework for understanding co-dependence - designed to interface directly with accepted psychiatric/psychological concepts, language, and diagnostic systems. It presents clear diagnostic criteria and illustrates them with examples. It also describes ways of treating co-dependence that go far beyond the approaches currently in use.
By participating in this Distance Learning Course, the trainee will:
- Explore definitions of co-dependence, including competing theoretical frameworks.
- Review diagnostic criteria for Co-dependent Personality Disorder; examine clinical examples and transgenerational diagrams.
- Identify the special concerns with children and adult children of alcoholics.
- Explore general considerations for treating co-dependence.
- Learn about and identify the various stages of treatment for co-dependence.
- Consider the future of diagnosis and treatment of co-dependence.
Dr. Timmen L. Cermak, MD, is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Addiction Psychiatry. He is a leading expert in the field of addiction medicine, with numerous books, articles, and videos on the topics of co-dependency and adult children of alcoholics. He is currently in the private practice of psychiatry and addiction psychiatric at the Genesis Psychotherapy Center in San Francisco, California.
Internet Format - Coursework that is available immediately via a downloadable PDF file (a popular online format that requires you to have the Adobe Reader program, or one similar, installed on your computer). Many websites already use this very user friendly file format, so chances are you already have a PDF reader installed on your computer. This format allows faster downloading, easier reading, and easier printing. All course materials will be included, as will the link to the post-test required for course completion. Access and downloading information will be immediately sent to the email address you provide at checkout. There is no additional charge for this format.
USB Flash Drive Format - Different computers, processors, ISP's, and software make it sometimes difficult or time-consuming to capture materials provided via the Internet. As a result, we've added the Flash Drive format to our list of options. With this format we will send you a Flash Drive by Priority Mail that can be used on any computer, laptop, tablet with a USB port. The drive will include a PDF copy of the course or courses ordered along with the test link needed to complete your course using our online test system. This option will include additional per course costs for materials/shipping/handling.
Hard Copy Format - Coursework that is delivered to you by Priority Mail in book form. All course materials will be included, as will the post-test required for course completion. For immediate results and faster certificate processing an email containing instructions on how to access your post-test online will be sent to the email address provided at checkout. Should you not want to submit the test yourself, a mail/fax form is also included that will allow you to mail or fax your test responses to us for processing. Hard copy courses will include additional per course costs for materials/shipping/handling.