Learning the Language of Addiction Counseling / Edition 3

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Learning the Language of Addiction Counseling, Second Edition offers an illuminating view of the clinical, theoretical, and research work that comprises the addiction counseling field. Presenting a pragmatic counseling framework rather than trying to reconcile differing theories, this helpful text gives readers the knowledge and guidance needed to choose appropriate techniques and best practices for treating addicted individuals. Throughout the text, case studies and interactive exercises assist readers in applying knowledge gained, whether in a self-teaching or a classroom setting. Addiction counseling expert and teacher Geri Miller presents a wide variety of topics designed to increase skills and understanding - from cutting-edge research to the latest in the self-help/grassroots therapy movement.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470505236
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/6/2010
  • Series: Wiley Desktop Editions Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 279,456
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

GERI MILLER, PHD, Diplomate in CounselingPsychology, ABPP, is a Professor in the Department of HumanDevelopment and Psychological Counseling at Appalachian StateUniversity. She is a Licensed Psychologist, a Licensed ProfessionalCounselor, a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, and aSubstance Abuse Professional Practice Board Certified ClinicalSupervisor in North Carolina. She has also received a Certificateof Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and other PsychoactiveSubstance Use Disorders from the American Psychological AssociationCollege of Professional Psychology. Dr. Miller has worked in themental health counseling profession since 1976 and in the addictioncounseling profession since 1979. She has conducted researchrelated to mental health counseling and addiction counseling. Shehas also presented extensively to mental health counselors andaddiction counselors.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Theories of counseling related to addiction treatment 16
3 Assessment and diagnosis of addiction 32
4 Assessment and diagnosis of dual disorders 57
5 The treatment process for addictions 76
6 Treatment-related issues 110
7 Relapse prevention 150
8 Self-help groups 171
9 Current and evolving therapy approaches and techniques 204
10 Treatment of addiction : special issues 227
11 Personal and professional development of the counselor 271
12 Preparing for certification and licensure as an addiction professional 301
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