Course: NEW! Finding Your Moral Compass: Transformative Principles to Guide You in Recovery and Life
by Craig M. Makken, MSW, LCSW, LMFT
This course is new or has been updated recently.
For licensed clinical social workers, addiction professionals, marriage and family therapists, any mental health professional working with clients in recovery or clients having questions about their ability to make good choices. Clients who have pursued drugs, alcohol, workaholism, gambling, sex, shopping, eating to where their choices and actions leave the line between right and wrong blurred in the wake of such obsessive pursuits.
For licensed clinical social workers, and others working with clients in recovery or simply looking for a guidance model and the tools needed to make life decisions in the pursuit of good. Finding Your Moral Compass offers forty-one universally accepted principles, paired as positive and negative counterparts, to help guide behavior e.g., 'unfairness--fairness'; 'cynicism--gratitude'; 'indifference--compassion', etc. Clients are challenged to take responsibility for their lives, and for being a force for good by applying these principles to the choices in their daily lives.
Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:
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Bio: Craig M. Nakken, MSW, LCSW, LMFTCraig M. Nakken, MSW, LCSW, LMFT, is a licensed clinical social worker, family therapist, author, international lecturer, and trainer who specializes in recovery from addictions. Craig worked at Pharm House in Minneapolis from 1972 to 1977; he was the director 1975 through 1977.
Craig was a senior counselor at the Family Renewal Center in Minneapolis from 1977 to 1983, then a counselor in private practice until 1986, when he joined the Family Therapy Institute in St. Paul. Craig served as vice president of Family Therapy Institute until 1994. Since 1995, he has been in private practice in St. Paul.
Craig received his master's degree in social work from the University of Minnesota in 1985. He has trained counselors as an instructor at the Florida State Summer School on Addiction, in Jacksonville, Florida (1985-2005), and at the Rutgers Summer School of Alcohol Studies in New Brunswick, New Jersey (1986-present).
Craigs first book, The Addictive Personality: Roots, Rituals & Recovery, is now in its second edition, with more than 500,000 copies in print. In 2000, Craig authored, Reclaim Your Family from Addiction: How Couples and Families Recover Love and Meaning.