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Conceptualizing Codependency Paper

Resources: Videos in the Week One Electronic Reserve Readings

Resources: Serene Center Self Help Documents

Write a 1400- 1750 word paper describing the effectiveness of various models. Be sure to include the following:

  • Compare and Contrast the different perspectives taken on codependence, as discussed in The codependence concept and the status quoand Concept of codependency: Blaming the victim or pathway to recovery? include:
    • CODA’s patterns and characteristics of codependency
    • Chmielewska’s interpersonal dependency model
    • the Serene Center’s typical codependent traits
  • Given what you are learning about addiction and codependency, which models do you feel are most effective for helping families and why?
  • how are these models synergistic or how they take competing views.
  • What are the consequences of uncontrolled addition?
  • How is addition recovery affected by an all-inclusive view of codependency?

Provide a summary about which theory you feel is most useful for helping to intervene on codependency.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.