Treating Co-dependency Comparison Essay by The Research Group

Treating Co-dependency
This paper compares three approaches (chemical dependency, psychotherapy, family therapy) for treating members of dysfunctional co-dependent relationships.
# 18987 | 1,350 words | 6 sources | 1991 | US
Published on Feb 26, 2003 in Psychology (Therapies)

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"The dynamics of codependency have long been misunderstood by the counseling profession, which has primarily been due to several reasons. Foremost is that there has been little recognition of codependency as an entity within and, of, itself. That is, the counseling profession once thought that codependents were the "normal" partners in dysfunctional marriages. Second, and resultant to this problem, is that there has not been in existence until recently the availability of an empirically- and theoretically-focused model for codependency. Third, given the codependency had become recognized as an entity and the availability of a model, there arose difficulties in the counseling profession deciding upon the most effective treatment modality. As a result of this dissensus, there are differing ... "

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