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COURSE DESCRIPTION Addictive disorders are pervasive in the culture. One need only talk to pastoral counselors, ministers, and youth leaders to document this reality. We know, for example, that 15% of the youth in North America will be lost to chemical dependency. We know that over half of all domestic violence cases are directly related to alcohol and drug abuse. Compulsive gambling, eating disorders, and sexual disorders also take a heavy toll on both the churched and the non churched. If the Christian counselor, pastor, or youth leader is to be effective in ministry, knowledge of this subject area is essential. This course is specifically designed to help prospective Christian counselors, pastors, and youth leaders, develop the skills needed to recognize addictive disorders, evaluate effective treatment options, and grasp the essential elements required for recovery from these disorders. Secular and Christ centered approaches for treating chemical dependency, eating disorders, compulsive gambling, and sexual disorders will be examined.
Asbury Theological Seminary
CO625, RECOGNIZING, TREATING, ADDICTIVE, DISORDERS, SU308, CO625, RECOGNIZING, AND, TREATING, ADDICTIVE, DISORDERS, S308