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 : This volume is the most comprehensive guideáfor counselors and front-line professionals who work with the chemically dependant in a variety of settings. It is a very basic introduction that guides the counselor through treatment from A toáZ. Itáis alsoáa popular core text for courses in addiction/substance abuse counseling. Presents the state-of-the-art tools necessary to deliver outstanding treatment and meet the highest standards demanded by accrediting bodies.áChapters cover the gamut of treatment issues, including developing the therapeutic alliance, screening, detoxification, biopsychosocial assessment, dual-diagnosis, patient orientation, treatment planning, individual therapy, group therapy, case management, crisis intervention, referral, record keeping, discharge planning, and referral. Author Robert R. Perkinson provides case studies and step-by-step instructions with clear explanations and procedures that counselors need to use in all phases of patient care. One of the key features of this volume is the inclusion of over 50 appendices, which includes screening questionnaires, scales, history assessments, personal recovery plans, in-patient and out-patient schedules, and many, many more. The new edition will add more appendicies and update existing ones.
Description : The newly revised edition of this well-known, evidence-based text presents new ways of thinking about and addressing problems related to chemical dependency treatment and prevention. Essentials of Chemical Dependency Counseling, Third Edition explores the full range of issues that face today's counselors and counselors-in-training. Also included are practical suggestions for career success. The revised edition now offers two new chapters on counseling those who are reluctant to recover and harm reduction; up-to-date material on legal and ethical issues, family counseling, and diversity; a new assessment instrument for client characterization; coverage of Technical Assistance Publication 21, the new national standards for training chemical dependency counselors; a new appendix containing useful chemical dependency-related Web sites; and updated frequently asked questions and answers about clients and the counseling field. The use of chapter objectives and discussion questions and the availability of an instructor's manual make this an ideal textbook for use in chemical dependency counseling courses in programs of psychology, family therapy, and social work.
Description : The fourth edition of this well-known, evidenced-based text presents new ways of thinking about and addressing problems related to chemical dependency treatment and prevention. Essentials of Chemical Dependency Counseling explores the full range of issues that face today's counselors and counselors-in-training. Three new chapters include help for aspiring counselors trying to negotiate the complex path of certification and licensure, an in-depth look at different types of psychopharmacology, and a review of evidenced-based practices for treating substance use disorders. Other updates include assessing readiness to change, couples counseling and chemical dependency, other addictions, uniting harm reduction and traditional treatment, and relapse prevention.The use of chapter objectives and discussion questions and the availability of an e-book instructor's manual make this an ideal textbook for use in chemical dependency counseling courses in programs of psychology, family therapy, and social work.
Description : Understand countertransference phenomena to become a more effective therapist! This is the first book to examine the various roles of countertransference in chemical dependency counseling. It breaks new ground in its examination of the emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and interpersonal responses of chemical dependency counselors to their substance abusing/chemically dependent clients. Countertransference in Chemical Dependency Counseling will help you become more effective in your treatment relationships by developing better skills to understand, resolve, and manage countertransference. A user-friendly table at the beginning of the book facilitates a better understanding of your feelings about your clients and shows how various client behaviors typically affect the therapist's mindset. In Countertransference in Chemical Dependency Counseling you will find: definitions and historical perspectives of countertransference a look at the sources of countertransference distortion techniques for resolving and managing the phenomenon an exploration of the constructive and therapeutic dimensions of countertransference techniques for constructively utilizing countertransference phenomena an examination of contemporary and forward-looking issues--ethics, gender and multicultural realities, managed care, and more Countertransference is an ever-present reality in chemical dependency counseling. All CD/SA counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and other health service providers working with substance abusers and chemically dependent persons need to own this book!
Description : Here is a valuable book to help professionals provide the most successful treatment for chemically dependent teenagers by examining the special conditions associated with adolescent chemical dependency. Counselors with experience in treating alcoholism and substance abuse need to have an awareness of the distinctive problems of adolescent chemical dependence that are related to their developmental nature. Such complicated problems as sexual abuse, eating disorders, addictive gambling, and membership in cults are discussed in their relationship to the treatment of the adolescent substance abuser. Special cases of the mentally impaired adolescent and the relapsing chemically dependent adolescent are also discussed in this remarkable volume. Treatment professionals will find encouragement for their work with adolescent clients in Special Problems in Counseling the Chemically Dependent Adolescent, which approaches counseling from a holistic perspective and perceives the family structure as an agent of change. The comprehensive chapters create a better understanding of the different addictions that affect the adolescent population and the pertinent factors that complicate the treatment of chemical addiction. The correlation between chemical abuse and child abuse in families is examined and strategies for treating adolescents suffering from chemical abuse and gambling addiction are suggested. A study of eating disorders among adolescents demonstrates the similarities in the etiology, treatment, and assessment of anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive eating, and the conditions resulting in chemical dependency. Experienced professionals counseling and working with adolescents will be able to provide more efficient treatment to their clients by utilizing the practical suggestions presented in this important book.
Description : Theory and Practice of Addiction Counseling by Pamela S. Lassiter and John R. Culbreth brings together contemporary theories of addiction and helps readers connect those theories to practice using a common multicultural case study. Theories covered include motivational interviewing, moral theory, developmental theory, cognitive behavioral theories, attachment theory, and sociological theory. Each chapter focuses on a single theory, describing its basic tenets, philosophical underpinnings, key concepts, and strengths and weaknesses. Each chapter also shows how practitioners using the theory would respond to a common case study, giving readers the opportunity to compare how the different theoretical approaches are applied to client situations. A final chapter discusses approaches to relapse prevention.
Description : Drawing on more than 15 years of experience as an active clinician and instructor specializing in treating the chemically dependent and their families, Olivia Curtis presents an engaging and practical book on the nuts and bolts of counseling drug affected families. Unique and timely, Chemical Dependency: A Family Affair looks at family dynamics from a family systems perspective and examines how those dynamics are affected by chemical dependency. Through her insightful and friendly writing style, Curtis gives a comprehensive summary of the development of family theories, the structure of a family system, and the interplay between chemical dependency and the family system.