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Diagnosing Addiction - Daniel Linder MFT

Diagnosing Addiction presents a fresh, new approach for doing assessments to determine whether an addiction exists and the diagnosis of addiction is in order, which makes early stage intervention possible. We're stepping off the plateau of the disease concept by utilizing 'subjective' criteria, i.e. manifestations of denial, to make a 'subjective' diagnosis. From the Relationship Model of Addiction perspective, the dynamics of addiction center on the interplay of dependence and denial, and that they exist hand in hand -- where ever there is dependence, there is denial’ and where there is denial, there is dependency. Manifestations of denial, subjective in nature, may be the gateway to diagnosis, challenging the prevailing adherence to a Medical Model orientation that deems only objective criteria real and valid.

A transcript of a session with a marijuana addicted patient is taken apart. Various types of manifestations of denial are identified and how to interpret them are discussed.

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Our courses are designed primarily for professionals looking for fresh, new perspectives on Addictions, Recovery and Relationships. You will be able to keep course materials to use as a reference or guide whenever the need arises.

Online self-study enables you to learn at your own pace in your own time in your own way -- no full day or two at a workshop; no travel, parking or childcare.

The Board of Behavioral Sciences has ruled that effective February 1, 2003, all 36 California CEU's required for continued licensure can be gotten through online courses.

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