Introduction to Family Systems for the Addictions Professional

The new addictions course being offered this week at PAHA is “Introduction to Family Systems for the Addictions Professional”. This is Part 1 of an 18-hour course that is available at our on-line training center anytime at which covers the topic of Introduction to Family Systems with a specific substance abuse focus for Nurses, Counselors, and other Health Professionals.

Here are the topics covered in this course:

  1. Introduction to Family Systems Theory
  2. History of Family Systems Theory
  3. Eight Key Concepts of Family Systems Theory including: Triangles, Differentiation of ‘Self’, Nuclear Family Emotional System, Family Projection Process, Multigenerational Transmission Process, Emotional Cutoff, Sibling Position, and Societal Emotional Process
  4. Family Systems Therapy with Substance Abuse Issues
  5. Family Systems Theory and the Adolescent Substance User
  6. Family Therapy with substance users and their families

To enroll in this course on-line please visit For more information about our face-to-face courses, please see our schedule at:

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