Healing from Codependency*



Someone who cannot function from their innate self and whose thinking and behavior is organized around another person, process, or substance.  Codependency is not something you heal from and are forever done with, but you can enjoy yourself, your life, and your relationships.  The key to overcoming codependency is relaxing and building a loving relationship with yourself. The term was first coined out of the Alcoholics Anonymous movement as part of the realization that part of the problem was not solely on the addict, but the ways the family and friends over helped and actually interfered with their recovery.


  • Identify codependent traits and patterns in themselves and their clients.
  • Show helpful interventions to use with clients and how codependency commingled with other disorders/issues.
  • Explain that recovery is a day at a time and the tendencies slide back into old behaviors.
  • Describe the benefits of a life free from codependency and how to help their clients achieve this more fully.
Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, & LMFT
Content level: Beginner to intermediate
2 CE hour credits approved by ASWB, NAADAC, & NBCC
State Board Approval
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
FCB # 5387-A
OCDP Board # 50-29024

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 1
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level Beginner to Intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 148
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Self
    • Lecture.1
      Healing from Codependency
  • Course Evaluation
    • Lecture.1
      Healing from Codependency
  • QUIZ
    • Quiz.1
      Healing from Codependency 15 questions

Dr. Shannon D. South, aka the “Joy Doctor”, is an award-winning therapist, an Amazon best-selling author, and an inspirational speaker. As an expert in the field of spirituality and healing trauma for over 20 years, she knows how to assist people in finding wholeness and joy naturally. In 1994, Shannon had a spiritual experience during meditation that healed her debilitating anxiety and depression permanently. Since this transformative experience, Shannon has helped thousands of clients connect to their most loving and joy-filled selves.
Shannon is the founder of the Ignite! programs and the “Joy IQ” self-assessment tool. She is a sought out, international trainer helping coaches, counselors and chaplains integrate Spirit and Soul into their practice. Her upcoming book, Ignite! Turn off the Chaos. Turn on the Joy. is a roadmap to this unique, healing process. Shannon loves dancing, being in nature, and enjoying her family and friends.