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 : The best-selling Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide provides counselors and front-line mental health professionals with the information and skills they need to use evidence-based treatments, including motivational enhancement, cognitive behavioral therapy, skills training, medication, and 12-step facilitation. Guiding the counselor step by step through treatment, author Robert R. Perkinson presents state-of-the-art tools, forms, and tests necessary for client success while meeting the highest standards demanded by accrediting bodies. The Fifth Edition of this landmark text has been updated to include coverage of current topics of concern for counselors, including full compliance with DSM-5, new coverage of steps 6 – 12 in 12-step facilitation, discussions on synthetic and designer drugs, new psychotherapeutic medications, new survey data on patterns of use and abuse, a list of online recovery support groups for clients, and a new section on Recommendations for a Successful First Year in Recovery.
Description : This volume is the most comprehensive guide for counselors and front-line professionals who work with the chemically dependant in a variety of settings. It is a basic introduction that guides the counselor through treatment from A to Z. Chapters 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 includes more appendicies and updates of existing ones. Inclusion of issues of diversity and working with diverse clients Discussion of new treatment for addiction with detailed plan New discussion of relapse triggers, including negative emotions, social pressure, interpersonal conflict and the recovery community. New discussion of co-occuring disorders
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!
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Description : Doweiko's comprehensive text reflects the current explosion of information regarding the understanding, identification, and treatment of addictive disorders. In addition to his thorough examination of the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, barbiturates, amphetamines, cocaine, opiates, and hallucinogens, and his solid strategies for working with clients, Doweiko discusses topics frequently left out of other books--such as aerosols, steroids, and over-the-counter analgesics. Additionally, the text investigates such salient topics as the differences between abusers and addicts; drug effects on children, teenagers, and pregnant and nursing women; and children of alcoholics--ensuring that students gain a professional's understanding of one of the most pressing issues of our time. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Chemical Dependency and Antisocial Personality Disorder gives you the information and clinical skills necessary to assess and evaluate persons suffering from substance abuse and/or antisocial personality disorders and details how you can develop effective psychotherapy and treatment strategies. From its helpful pages that contain diagnostic criteria and clinical interviewing and assessment guidelines, you learn to accurately diagnose substance use and antisocial personality disorders. The book also provides you with the historical and clinical perspectives of such disorders and their epidemiology and etiology to give you a thorough background and understanding of the subject. Case studies and therapy vignettes are included to provide you with actual clinical examples to illustrate concepts and ideas. You will appreciate the book's in-depth discussions of treatment strategies that can greatly enhance your effectiveness. You'll find this volume is an invaluable research resource for refreshing your approaches for helping persons with substance abuse and antisocial personality disorders. Much of the content of Chemical Dependency and Antisocial Personality Disorder is based on the author's two decades of experience working with patients suffering from substance use and antisocial personality disorders. Some topics addressed include: accurate differential diagnosis resistance the use of structure in treatment therapist-patient relationship dynamics treatment outcome effectiveness, relapse, and recovery. Alcohol/drug counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and corrections, probation, and parole officers who want to be more effective in their work with chemically dependent and antisocial clients will find this a practical, helpful, and informative guide.This enlightening book examines many of the most difficult and clinically problematic issues that are associated with the psychotherapy and rehabilitation of chemically dependent and/or antisocial patients. Much of the content of Chemical Dependency and Antisocial Personality Disorder is based on the author's two decades of experience working with patients suffering from substance use and antisocial personality disorders. Some topics addressed include accurate differential diagnosis, resistance, the use of structure in treatment, therapist-patient relationship dynamics, and treatment outcome effectiveness, relapse, and recovery. Alcohol/drug counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and corrections, probation, and parole officers who want to be more effective in their work with chemically dependent and antisocial clients will find this a practical, helpful, and informative guide.