Course 411 - Recovery Dynamics
Course 411 - Recovery Dynamics
Professor Lynda Mitton
The student will have an enhanced understanding of what it means to be an agent of Christ centered change to those in recovery by understanding the nature of addiction, by learning the importance of faith in the recovery process and by becoming an authority on linking clients to recovery support services and recovery communities.
After completing Recovery Dynamics the student will be able to:
1. Student will become familiar with the best practices in addiction treatment
2. Student will come to understand the nature of change including the stages of change, as well as the concept of transformational change
3. Students will develop a concept of wholeness and will be familiar with resources that will promote wholeness in their clients
4. Student will become familiar with the biblical principle associated with the 12-steps
5. Students will become aware of a variety of recovery support services and communities
6. Students will be introduced to a model of faith based recovery
7. Students will develop a strategy of how to link their clients to communities of recovery
Learning Objectives for this Course
- To introduce the student to the content and purpose of this course.
To give the student an opportunity to become acquainted with the instructor and other students who are involved in this course.
To introduce the student to the Nature of Addiction
To learn about the nature and styles of recovery.
To identify the variety of frameworks that are foundational to recovery
To understand the concept of stages of change.
To understand and apply the concept of "recovery capitol"
To develop strength based strategies to enhance "recovery capitol"
To Examine the concept of Transitional Change
To consider personal accounts of Transformational Change
To develop a concept of Transformational Change in addiction recovery
- To understand role of the clergy counselor
- Understand the scope of the addiction problem
- Understand and be aware of societal stigma attached to addiction.
- Know the benefits of intervention and the form of instillation of hope
- To assist the student in developing a competency in understanding the principles of effective treatment
To consider the differences between acute treatment for addiction and recovery management for additions
To assist the student in developing an understanding of the variety of ways sustained Recovery Management can take place
To understand the benefits of recovery support groups including A.A. and other models of group support
To look at the challenges in management of chronic addiction
To propose ways to develop "recovery capitol" through recovery support services
To understand the potential for unique communities of recovery to address the devastation of addiction within "communities of color"
To assist the student in developing an understanding of Best Practices according to the biblical perspective
To assist the student in developing a biblical understanding of the 12-Step Model of Recovery
To give consideration to how the 12 step model can be a model for healing for all addictions
To understand the unhealthy realty of Toxic Faith that can plague faith based programs
- To assist the student in developing a Care Giving Capacity
- To help the student discover the meaning of wholeness and make a commitment to the healing of others
- To look at the Life Model as a potential model for peer led group recovery support
- To gain insight into the healing power of the Holy Spirit and the benefits of the faith based elements in recovery
- To introduce the powerful concept of JOY as "glad to be you" and it's role in bonding and healing
- To assist the student in understanding the pathway of recovery from addiction and other traumas of life
- To aid the student in addressing their own traumas in the hope that their own recovery will not interfere with the progress of others
- To promote the concept of "Belonging" among those who are seeking God's redemption in their own recovery
- To assist the student in assessing their own heart condition
- To encourage the student into personal practice
- To promote the concepts of the Life Model in the churches where the student worships
- To promote the concept of Thriving in the Life Model found at www.lifemodel.org
- To take an extensive look at the need to link clients to recovery communities and recovery support services following formal treatment
- To have the student consider the need to link treatment providers to recovery communities
- To demonstrate the process of creating a Recovery Plan
- To assist the student in the development of a resource base for promoting Recovery Support Services and Communities of Recovery
Friesen, J.G., Wilder, J. E., Bierling, A.M., & Koepcke, R., Poole, M. The Life Model: Living from the heart Jesus gave you. (2000, revised.) Pasadena: Shepherd House, Inc. $13
Koepcke, R., Koepcke, R.A., Poole, M, Wilder, E. The Life Model Study Guide for Individuals and Small Groups. (2002, revised.) Pasadena: Shepherd House, Inc. $8.50
David Stoop, Stephen Arterburn. The Life Recovery Bible NLT (New Living Translation). Tyndale House Publishers; 2 edition (August 1, 2006) ISBN-10: 1414309619. $14.50
Stephen Arterburn, David Stoop, Larry Werbil, Janelle Puff, The Life Recovery Workbook a Biblical Guide Through the 12 Steps. Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (2007) ISBN-10: 1414321872. $8.50
Loveland,D., & Boyle,M., Manual for Recovery Coaching and Personal Recovery Plan Development, (2005), Peoria. Fayette Companies. (Available only as Word document )
Required Online Textbooks:
NIDA (1999). Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment. Rockville, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH Publication No. 00-4180) (available at http://www.nida.nih.gov/PODAT/PODATIndex.html ) View on line. Available as PDF.
White, W., & Kurtz, E.,. Sanders, M., Recovery Management (2006). Chicago: The Great LakesAddictionTechnologyTransferCenter Network. www.GLATTC.org View on line. Available as PDF.
Article: White, W. L., "Transformational Change: A Historical Review". Available as PDF.
Article: Lemonick, M., "The Science of Addiction," Time Magazine, July 16, 2007.
Journey of Recovery Video (2006)
Specific Course Requirements: Completion and Submission of all assignments as indicated
Projects: 12 Step online folder
Class Participation: Postings on discussion board as indicated
Course Materials & Tuition
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