Counseling the Chemically Dependent Woman (3 hours)
This 3 hour course by Jane M. Nakken is designed to introduce the student to key concepts and issues in treating chemically dependent women, along with some corresponding implications and suggested approaches for counseling and treatment program design.
By participating in this Distance Learning Course, the trainee will:
- Provide a brief historical view of women and addiction.
- Provide a brief historical view of the treatment of addicted women.
- Present an overview of the current body of knowledge about women and addiction, drawing from the literature on theory and research.
- Based on the review of knowledge, examine some implications and models for the treatment of addicted women.
Jane M. Nakken, Ph.D, is a consultant and trainer with thirty years experience as a leader, educator, author, innovator and change agent in the field of addictions treatment. As a former executive vice president of the world-renowned Hazelden Foundation, she earned an international reputation for her leadership in the addictions treatment field, particularly in the treatment of young adults and women, and for her national leadership on public policy issues. Notably, she designed and championed Hazelden’s Women Healing Conference Series and the Women & Children’s Recovery Community, and received ADPA’s Award for Service to Women in 2000.
Dr. Nakken has 17 published books and articles, and serves on the faculties of Rutgers University’s Institute on Addiction Studies and Hazelden’s Graduate Program in Addiction Counseling. She holds a BA degree in child and adolescent psychology from the University of Minnesota, her MA in human and health services administration, from St. Mary’s College, and a doctorate in organization change from Pepperdine University.
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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.