Breaking Codependent Habits: Treating your Most Vulnerable Clients

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This training will be presenting on two consecutive Tuesdays, June 15th and June 22nd at 6:30-8:30 PM EST. total of 4 CE hours credit.


Codependency is a frequently used term these days, but the actual disorder is quite complicated.  Codependency is an addiction to controlling other people, their feelings, and their behaviors.   Codependent clients navigate relationships with others through a series of maladaptive patterns and behaviors that convince them that they are able to control the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors of other people.  In this seminar, we will examine the characteristics and patterns of codependency so that you can assist your clients in breaking their codependency habits.


  • Define and explain the patterns and characteristics of codependency.   
  • Outline how to support and advise clients on how to break codependency habits.
  • Discover the 4 steps needed to break the patterns of codependency.
  • Identify how to evaluate the successful change in the recovering codependent.
Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, LMFT, & Licensed Professional Counselors
Content level: Beginner to intermediate
4 CE hour credits approved by
ASWB # 1706, NAADAC # 139138 & NBCC # 6703
State Board Approval
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
FCB # 5387-A
OCDP Board Sponsor # 50-29024
CE Broker Tracking # 50-29024

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 2 hours each session total of 4 CE
  • Skill level Beginner to intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 6
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes
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      Breaking codependent habits: Treating your most vulnerable clients

Ellen Biros earned a Master’s in Justice from the American University in Washington, DC. and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Georgia. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been practicing social work for over 20 years. Currently, she has a private practice where she specializes in the treatment and assessment of individuals with personality disorders, substance abuse issues, and emotional regulation problems. She also provides clinical supervision for social workers seeking their clinical licensure.
Ellen is an adjunct faculty member at The University of Phoenix in the College of Social Services and the College of Natural Sciences and at Tulane University in the School of Social Work. She has been a national continuing education speaker and has authored continuing education seminars including “Emotional Manipulators and Codependents: A Recipe for Disaster," “Unmasking Manipulative Relationships: Effective Strategies for Countering Covert Abuse," "Personality Disorders: The Challenges of the Hidden Agenda," and "Antisocial, Borderline, Narcissistic and Histrionic: Effective Treatment for Cluster B Personality Disorders."
Ellen has been married for 21 years and has two daughters.


This training will be presenting on two consecutive Tuesdays, June 15th and June 22nd at 6:30-8:30 PM EST. total of 4 CE hours credit.

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5:30-7:30 PM Central Standard Time
4:30-6:30 PM Mountain Standard Time
3:30-5:30 PM Pacific Standard Time
2:30 PM-4:30 PM Alaska
12:30 PM-2:30 PM Hawaii