Karuna Healing is strongly AGAINST the codependency model. The codependency model is the perspective of labeling the partner of an addict as a codependent or co-addict. The model suggests the partner’s addiction is to some degree the fault of the partner, ie somehow because of her actions her partner developed or worsened his addiction. This perspective is pathologizing and shaming of the partner–and wrong. We reject this model in favor of the betrayed partner trauma model, ie that a partner’s addiction causes trauma which causes the partner to act with common PTSD symptoms.
This test assesses for relationship symptoms such as self-subrogation, self-sacrifice, and emotional suppression. Many of these are symptoms of relationship trauma. Identifying these symptoms is helpful in developing a treatment plan.