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family therapy in codependency treatment. I believe this information would be helpful to me in my future career as a family counselor. Among the important codependency treatments according to Reynolds & Lynn (2012) include; i. Encouraging codependents to improve on self-care. They need to focus on their individual self-needs and their overall well-being and to avoid over-focusing on the needs of others. ii. They should set boundaries. They need to set limits with other friends and family members to give them the opportunity to learn how to take responsibility for their personal lives. They need to learn how to be independent. It also enables them to invest their energy and time into themselves instead of other people.
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ANXIETY AND CODEPENDENCY 4 iii. It is also important to help other people in more productive ways such as through volunteering instead of using personal relationships which are sometimes unhealthy. iv. Understanding the family patterns is also an essential treatment as it helps an individual understand codependency relationships in the family and help him/her to remedy to control it. Another important codependency management technique is helping the victims to check their beliefs about themselves. As a family counselor, I have learned the importance of giving the victims an opportunity to express their needs and feelings. I should encourage them to laugh, cry or verbalize their feelings and thoughts. Moreover, I have learned that codependency is a learned behavior which can be transmitted from one generation to another. Those brought up in
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  • Winter '15
  • Psychology, dysfunctional family, Family therapy

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