Planting Seeds: A Client-Centered Approach to Addiction Treatment

Planting Seeds: A Client-Centered Approach to Addiction Treatment

by Arthur Kleinschmidt

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Overview

Planting Seeds: A Client-Centered Approach to Addiction Treatment is thoroughly and coherently grounded in a peer-related program that offers leadership through empathy, insightfulness and peer support. As the title suggests Planting Seeds employs a client- centered approach that is presented in both an intelligent and eminently useful format. This manual was written for the clients and the material is presented in such a way that it relates to their experiences and holds their attention. Furthermore, as part of the curriculum, clients are guided through several personal narratives that enhance their understanding of how substance abuse has affected their lives.

This curriculum is presented in four phases; problem identification, blocks to recovery, building healthy relationships and relapse prevention. Planting Seeds can be used as a core curriculum or as needed on an individual basis. Each section in each phase is designed for group or individual counseling sessions. Planting Seeds may be used in any format where therapeutic intervention for substance abuse is needed. This curriculum has been successfully utilized in both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs. Planting Seeds is also used as a guide that improves individual counseling sessions.

In this work, Art Kleinschmidt, draws on many years of experience in the field of addiction treatment, meticulously and empathically presents a powerful method with which to explore the complex relationship between individuals, environments, life circumstances, and addiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481086318
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/13/2013
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Art Kleinschmidt holds a Master's Degree in Addiction counseling from the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies, an MBA from Southeastern Louisiana University, and is currently working toward a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Art was at one time a Certified Public Accountant as well, but through recovery he found his passion in addiction counseling. Art is a certified Addiction Counselor in the State of Colorado and a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor in the State of Minnesota. Currently, Art works as an addiction counselor at Jaywalker Lodge in Carbondale, CO. In addition to his clinical experience at Jaywalker Lodge Art acted as Executive Director of Mountain Valley Recovery Center, an adult Intensive Outpatient Program, he acted as senior counselor for a start-up adolescent intensive outpatient program and worked as a substance abuse counselor at a juvenile incarceration facility. Arts hopes and dreams from his personal recovery were instrumental in the writing of Planting Seeds.

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