December 2013 (Vol. LI, Issue #12)
Dr. Ann-Marie Neale, Karen Horney Professor of Counseling and Psychology, is offering a new E-Tutorial. Students may now register for her online course entitled, “Al-Anon Family Groups: A 12–Step Program for Friends and Families of Problem Drinkers.”
Excerpt of course description: Al-Anon’s primary purpose is to offer support to family and friends of people with alcohol problems; however, families and friends of individuals who are struggling with another type of addiction, mental illness, or problematic behavior may also attend these meetings. Its aim is to help spouses, parents, children, friends, and co-workers begin to focus on their own lives whether or not they continue in a relationship with their loved ones. The term “self-help” is misleading as Al-Anon’s success lies in the group support and shared experiences of its members.
Dr. Neale offers other E-Tutorials on topics covering Logotherapy, survivors of trauma and disaster, personality theory, feminine psychotherapy, 12-step programs, and alcohol addiction. Visit her faculty profile to see a list of the E-Tutorials she offers.
E-Tutorials are online courses carried out via email, with students completing weekly required readings and reflection papers and receiving feedback from a GTF faculty tutor. Students and tutors work together over six weeks and students spend another four weeks compiling and editing the previous six weeks’ papers into a final paper for the E-Tutorial. This intensive and individualized one-on-one learning experience has proved to be very valuable to many students and also to tutors. Students benefit from being able to focus on their topic of interest while having consistent feedback from the tutor. The E-Tutorial is modeled after the tutorial tradition at the University of Oxford. Learn more about the E-Tutorial online learning process and peruse a list of E-Tutorials offered by the GTF. Read a recent blog post explaining the history and philosophy of the E-Tutorial.