Learning the Language of Addiction Counseling / Edition 1

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What is the role of self-help groups in addiction counseling? How are other disorders and behavioral problems aggravated and influenced by addictions? How can one help another through the treatment process? The answers to these questions preclude a basic understanding of the vocabulary surrounding addictions and addiction counseling — a vocabulary provided by this informative, introductory resource.

This book is an excellent, overall summary of addictions counseling. Its primary strength is its practical, hands-on approach which allows readers to learn first-hand about how to help people with addictions. It is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to bridge the gap between the academic side and the practical side to this type of counseling. Providing the current and pertinent information on addictions counseling, this book includes separate chapters on self-help groups, assessment instruments, brief therapy, and dual disorders.

Addiction counselors, psychologists, health professionals, behavioral therapists, friends and family members of those struggling with addiction problems, and anyone else who wants to learn more about addictions counseling.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Miller (Appalachian State U.) provides an overview of the field for undergraduate and graduate students and clinicians who are new to the field of addiction counseling or who would like to review some addiction counseling basics. Topics include the assessment process, assessment and diagnosis of dual disorders, the treatment process, treatment-related issues (e.g. sexual abuse, sexual orientation, and HIV/AIDS), relapse prevention, self-help groups, brief therapy and addiction counseling, special issues such as multicultural counseling, and professional development of the counselor. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205263189
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/23/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 243
  • Product dimensions: 5.97 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Assessment and Diagnosis of Addiction 10
3 Assessment and Diagnosis of Dual Disorders 25
4 The Treatment Process for Addictions 42
5 Treatment-Related Issues 66
6 Relapse Prevention 106
7 Self-Help Groups 127
8 Brief Therapy and Addiction Counseling 161
9 Treatment of Addiction: Special Issues 177
10 Personal and Professional Development of the Counselor 211
Index 237
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