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Speaker: Dr. Robert Weiss

Codependency Turns 40! Should We Celebrate, Adapt or Simply Reconsider?

Recorded On: June 11, 2021

2.5 Clinical CE Hours

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Workshop Pricing

$25.00 (One-Time Fee; No Subscription Required)


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The past 35+ years have brought endless new, useful, even cutting-edge treatments to the addiction space with experiences like: motivational interviewing, Smart Recovery, EMDR, trauma work, somatic work and more. All of these allow us to evolve increasingly better treatment outcomes. But when it comes to the treatment of an addict’s spouses and beloved family members, we have seen little new thought (or change) since the introduction of the codependency model over 35 years ago. Prodependence, moves beyond the trauma-based theories of codependency and co-addiction, allowing us to view this population with fresh eyes and fresh ideas. Prodependence is invitational, loving and personally affirming to those who are intimately involved with addicts. Prodependence, a fully new way of viewing loved ones of addicts neither assumes nor assigns any pathology (or labels) to those who love addicts in the best way they can. This model turns codependency on its head, and by doing so brings a more compassionate, client-centered way of treating with wounded spouses and families.

CE Details: 2.5 General

About CE Credits

2.5 Clinical CE Hours

Content Level: Beginner


This program has been approved for 2.5 continuing education clock hours in diagnosis by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.

Addiction Counselors:

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programing. Counselor Skill Group: Counseling Services.


2.5 Credit – Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.
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Learning Objectives

  • Introduce a new model of treatment (educate participants) for partners of addicts.
  • Attendees will be able to compare and contrast codependency and prodependency to understand the differences between the models.
  • Clinicians will be introduced to an attachment focused model for the treatment of loved ones of addicts and chronically mentally ill.

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