Counseling 702: Relationship Addiction

Instructor: Fr. Makary Ibrahim (Former Psychiatrist) E-mail: agapemercy@gmail.com,  Phone: 210-730-3782 Course Description: This course will provide a deeper understanding of the dependencies of the heart, romance, relationships, and sexual intimacy. Course Objectives: The student will learn about:
  • Roots of addictive love
  • Characteristics of addictive love
  • Romance & sex addiction
  • The truth about lust
  • Strategies for long-term change
Required Text:
  1. Is It Love or Is It Addiction: The Book That Changed the Way We Think About Romance and Intimacy by Brenda Schaeffer.  Publisher: Hazelden; Third Edition edition (March 27, 2009)  ISBN-10: 1592857337  ,  ISBN-13: 978-1592857333
  2. 2.      Sex is not the problem lust is by Joshua Harris. Multnomah publishers.   ISBN-10: 1590525191   ,     ISBN-13: 978-1590525197
  On-Site Lesson Schedule:             Readings Prior to Arrival:  The first 2 chapters of each book. The Instructor will give an overview of the course and will emphasize the important points.
Grading   Scale:
Test SchedulePercentage of course gradeA+ =  96-100 A- =  90-95 B = 80-89 Below 80 will get certificate of attendance F = Below 60Test 1 – 6 Final Test60% 40% Course Requirements: 1. Attending the course’s lectures in the announced conference. 2. Having daily access to the Internet and basic typing skills. 3. Turning Tests & assignments after the dead line may reduce the score. 4. There will be a comprehensive final exam which will be following all the rest of the work that has been completed and turned in.  

Distance Learning Lesson Schedule

Week

Lesson

Text Book (Ref # 1)

Test   Schedule
Week   1 Chapters 1 – 2  
Week   2 Chapters 3 – 4   Test   1 Due January 31
Week   3 Chapter 5    
Week   4 Chapter 6   Test   2 Due February 12
Week   5 Chapter 7    
Week   6 Chapter 8   Test   3 Due February 26
Week   7 Chapter 9    
Week   8 Chapter 10   Test   4 Due March 12
  Text   Book (Ref # 2)  
Week   9 Chapters 1 – 3    
Week   10 Chapters 4 – 6   Test   5 Due March 26
Week   11 Chapters 7 – 8    
Week   12 Chapters 9 – 10   Test   6 Due April 9
  Final Test = 40 %   Final Test Due