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Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide / Edition 5

Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide / Edition 5

by Robert R. Perkinson


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ISBN-13: 9781506307343
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 09/16/2016
Edition description: Fifth Edition
Pages: 744
Sales rank: 319,082
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Robert R. Perkinson is the clinical director of Keystone Treatment Center in Canton, South Dakota. He is a licensed psychologist; licensed marriage & family therapist; internationally certified alcohol and drug counselor; South Dakota certified chemical dependency counselor, Level III; and a nationally certified gambling counselor and supervisor. His specialty areas focus on treating alcoholics, addicts, and pathological gamblers. He is the author of Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide (2nd ed.) (2003a), which is the leading treatment manual in the world for chemical dependency counselors. With Dr. Arthur E. Jongsma Jr. (2001) he is the coauthor of The Addiction Treatment Planner, which is the best-selling treatment planner and computer software program for mental health and addiction professionals. He has also written The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Patient Workbook (2003c) and the Gambling Addiction Patient Workbook (2003b). These workbooks have all of the exercises patients need to enter a stable recovery. His book entitled Treating Alcoholism: How to Help Your Clients Enter Recovery (2004) trains professionals how to treat patients with alcohol problems. He is the author of the book God Talks to You (2000) and the meditation tape A Communication from God (2008) by cdbaby, which help addicts make their first conscious contact with a Higher Power of their own understanding. He is a composer and has completed his second CD, Peace Will Come, music that helps addicts learn the essentials of a spiritual journey. With Dr. Jean La Cour (2004), he wrote the Faith-Based Addiction Curriculum to teach professionals of faith how to treat addiction. Dr. Perkinson is an international motivational speaker and regular contributor to numerous professional journals. He is the webmaster of several web pages, including,, and, where he gets over 2.6 million hits a year and answers questions on addiction for free. His biographies can be found in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the World.

Table of Contents

1. The First Contact
2. The Drugs
3. The First Hours of Treatment
4. The Biopsychosocial Interview
5. The Treatment Plan
6. Individual Treatment
7. Group Therapy
8. Recovery Skills
9. The Steps
10. The Lectures
11. Special Issues
12. Adolescent Treatment
13. The Family Program
14. The Clinical Staff
15. Discharge Summary and Continuing Care
16. The Good Counselor
Appendix 1 - Cognitive Capacity Screening Examination
Appendix 2 - Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test
Appendix 3 - DSM-IV TR Psychoactive Substance Use Disorder
Appendix 4 - Alcohol Withdrawal Scale
Appendix 5 - Narcotic Withdrawal Scale
Appendix 6 - Sample Biopsychosoical
Appendix 7 - Chemical Use History
Appendix 8 - Honesty
Appendix 9 - Love, Trust, and Commitment
Appendix 10 - Feelings
Appendix 11 - Relationship Skills
Appendix 12 - Addictive Relationships
Appendix 13 - Communication Skills
Appendix 14 - Self-Discipline
Appendix 15 - Impulse Control
Appendix 16 - Relapse Prevention
Appendix 17 - Step One
Appendix 18 - Step Two
Appendix 19 - Step Three
Appendix 20 - Step Four
Appendix 21 - Step Five
Appendix 22 - Adolescent Unit Level System
Appendix 23 - Peer Pressure
Appendix 24 - The Behavioral Contract
Appendix 25 - Family Questionaire
Appendix 26 - Codependency
Appendix 27 - Personal Recovery Plan
Appendix 28 - Sample Discharge Summary
Appendix 29 - Stress Management
Appendix 30 - Hamilton Depression Rating
Appendix 31 - Biopsychosocial Assessment
Appendix 32 - Anger Management
Appendix 33 - Narcissism
Appendix 34 - Honesty for Gamblers
Appendix 35 - Step One for Gamblers
Appendix 36 - Step Two for Gamblers
Appendix 37 - Step Three for Gamblers
Appendix 38 - Step Four for Gamblers
Appendix 39 - Step Five for Gamblers
Appendix 40 - Relapse Prevention
Appendix 41 - Adolescent Unit Point System
Appendix 42 - Results from the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health
Appendix 43 - Drug Categories for Substances of Abuse
Appendix 44 - Adult Inpatient Program Schedule
Appendix 45 - Adolescent Inpatient Program Schedule
Appendix 46 - Adult Outpatient Program Schedule
Appendix 47 - Adolescent Outpatient Program Schedule
Appendix 48 - Gambling Inpatient Program Schedule
Appendix 49 - Gambling Outpatient Program Schedule
Appendix 50 - Day Treatment Program Schedule
Appendix 51 - Pressure Relief Group Meeting and Budget Form
Appendix 52 - Heroin
Appendix 53 - South Oaks Gambling Screen
Appendix 54 - Barriers in Thinking
Appendix 55 - Psychiatric Medications
Appendix 56 - Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST)
Appendix 57 - Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS)
Appendix 58 - Adult Nurses Intake
Appendix 59 - Adolescent Nurses Intake
Appendix 60 - American Cancer Society Guide to Quitting Smoking
Appendix 61 - PTSD Checklist Civilian Version (PCL)
Appendix 62 - PTSD Checklist Military Version (PCL)
Appendix 63 - Alcohol Abstinenece Self-Efficacy Scale
Appendix 64 - Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A)
Appendix 65 - Strengths, Needs, Abilities & Preferences
Appendix 66 - Daily Craving Record
Appendix 67 - NAADAC Code of Ethics
Appendix 68 - Gambling History

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