Description : Enlightening and practical, Addictions Counseling Today invites readers into the heart of addictive thinking, offering first-person accounts of what it is like to experience different addictions. The text covers the range of addictions from alcohol, drug abuse, and nicotine to various process addictions, including sex, internet, gaming, social media, and gambling. Also included are the various theories and models of addiction, with a unique chapter on the neuroscience of addiction. Focusing on the new DSM-V classifications for addiction with an emphasis on CACREP and treatment, this provocative, contemporary text is an essential reference for readers wanting to gain a deeper understanding of those with addiction.
Description : This bundle includes Kevin G. Alderson's Addictions Counseling Today (Paperback) and Camille C. Helkowski's SAGE Guide to Careers for Counseling and Clinical Practice (Paperback).
Description : This book is a basic resource of knowledge about alcoholism and drug addiction. The authors cover the scientific and clinical aspects of chemical dependency in a balanced way with case vignettes to illustrate clinical issues. The book is suitable for a number of student needs. Students preparing for the Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) examination will find topics discussed that are drawn from the certification examination requirements. The text can stand as a main source for college-level courses in addictions or chemical dependancy in the mental health health programs, and can be used as a college or stand-alone introduction to chemical dependancy and counseling. Psychologists, social workers, clergy, and other professional counselors who wish to supplement their knowledge about chemical dependancy will find this text serves as a valuable reference. After an introduction to the general problems of substance abuse counseling, the authors delineate the different types of drugs and their effects, organize the relevant information used in the assessment and diagnosis of addictions, integrate knowledge of human development with causes of dependancy and addiction, and explore the impact of addiction on health and the family. They then focus on the principles of chemical abuse counseling, including treatment planning, the different schools of counseling, how to understand and manage relapse, and special populations. They conclude with ethical considerations involved in treating chemical abusers. The authors believe that chemical dependency counseling is the only profession that treats substance abuse as a primary disorder and disease with its own causes, course, progression and complication. Chemical dependency counseling must deal with and absorb a complex and intriguing web of fact and theory drawn from sciences, medicine, and other fields. But the practical side of chemical dependency counseling remains an art and a science. This book offers a whole set of specific techniques
Description : Dr. Michael Belzman is the founder of the Association of Christian Alcohol & Drug Counselors (ACADC). An educator, counselor and pastor, he is also a speaker at congressional hearings warning law makers against making laws that exclude Faith-Based counselors from participation in the professional arena or infringe upon their religious freedom. ACADC is the only Christ-centered counselor certification organization authorized by any state government. ACADC Institute trains their students biblically so they can provide addiction counseling to Christians in need of the biblical rather than secular options. Few thought it possible that a Christ-centered certification board could exist in today's postmodern society, yet ACADC was written by the hand of God into the California Code of Regulations, opening a door that no man could close. From a background of teaching psychology at secular universities, and a false belief in human solutions to the problems of the soul, Dr. Belzman surrendered his life to Christ in 1980. By nurturing a personal relationship with Him through prayer and Bible study, he found that God's life principles and promises changed his life in a way that psychology or prescribed drugs could not do. He saw first-hand how God's power not only overcomes deep addiction, but can direct the decisions of kings. Dr. Belzman pastors ACADC Christian Fellowship founded on the notion that healing of the soul best takes place in the context of Christ-centered relationships bathed in prayer. He lives with his family in Calimesa, California and welcomes communication from anyone desiring to serve God by becoming a Christ-centered counselor. He and his staff of Christ-centered professionals may be contacted by email at [email protected], or by letter addressed to the Association of Christian Alcohol & Drug Counselors, attn: Mike Belzman, PO Box 8604, Redlands, CA 92375.
Description : Foundations of Addiction Counseling explores the techniques and skills a new practitioner will need in the real world, with chapters by expert scholars, while providing a thorough review of the theory, history and research of addiction counseling. This comprehensive text offers prospective counselors the tools and strategies they will need for working with general and special populations, including assessment tools, strategies for outpatient and inpatient treatment, information about maintenance and relapse prevention, and counseling strategies for couples, families, children and adolescents, and recovering addicts.
Description : A BRIEF ORIENTATION TO COUNSELING provides the unique knowledge and skills you need as you begin your journey toward building an identity as a professional counselor. Neukrug clearly and concisely addresses the 10 identified areas in CACREP’s Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice, thus reinforcing standards that will form the foundation for your success in practice. Along the way, Neukrug provides proven, real-world advice that will help you as you prepare for a career in the helping professions. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : "This book is a unique approach in that it follows a client through the counselling process (intake, assessment, individual, group, family counselling, and then discharge and relapse prevention planning). Along the way, readers are introduced to theories, techniques and hands-on examples of what is required in the counselling process"--
Description : "Created to meet the unique needs of addiction professionals, this practical resource offers suggestions for effectively using activities in groups. It addresses common issues counselors frequently need to discuss with clients and provides an array of "tried and true" techniques and exercises designed to help clients develop interpersonal relationship skills and the individual awareness needed to make responsible choices. The accompanying CD-ROM contains all the exercises allowing therapists to customize them to fit their needs"--Provided by publisher.