Description : Clinical supervision (CS) is emerging as the crucible in which counselors acquire knowledge and skills for the substance abuse (SA) treatment profession, providing a bridge between the classroom and the clinic. Supervision is necessary in the SA treatment field to improve client care, develop the professionalism of clinical personnel, and maintain ethical standards. Contents of this report: (1) CS and Prof¿l. Develop. of the SA Counselor: Basic info. about CS in the SA treatment field; Presents the ¿how to¿ of CS.; (2) An Implementation Guide for Admin.; Will help admin. understand the benefits and rationale behind providing CS for their program¿s SA counselors. Provides tools for making the tasks assoc. with implementing a CS system easier. Illustrations.
Description : This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP)is a companion to TIP 51, Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women. These two volumes look at how gender-specific treatment strategies can improve outcomes for men and women, respectively.The physical, psychological, social, and spiritual effects of substance use and abuse on men can be quite different from the effects on women, and those differences have implications for treatment in behavioral health settings. Men are also affected by social and cultural forces in different ways than women, and physical differences between the genders influence substance use and recovery as well.This TIP, Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men, addresses these distinctions. It provides practical information based on available evidence and clinical experience that can help counselors more effectively treatment with substance use disorders
Description : This TIP is organized into three parts: Part 1 for substance abuse clinical supervisors focuses on providing appropriate supervision methods and frameworks. Part 2 for program administrators focuses on providing administrative support to implement adoption of the counseling recommendations made in Part 1. Part 3 for clinical supervisors, program administrators, and interested counselors is an online literature review that provides an in-depth look at relevant published resources. Part 3 will be updated every 6 months for 5 years following publication of the TIP. Ideally this TIP might be used in a series of six or so meetings in which the materials in the TIP would be reviewed, discussed, and in other ways used as an educational and training vehicle for the improvement of clinical supervision skills (with the particulars of how this training would be done determined by the trainer, based upon her or his unique situation, needs, and preferences). Thus, after a relatively short period of time and with few or no additional resources, this TIP could meet the challenge of fostering improvement in the delivery of substance abuse treatment services.
Description : This practical guide provides support for mental health practitioners as they develop their approach to clinical supervision, drawing on the authors’ extensive experience of counseling and psychotherapy to bring readers into the "real world" of clinical supervision. Chapters introduce the essential responsibilities and tasks of a clinical supervisor and place emphasis on the development of a Competence-Oriented Model of Clinical Supervision, upon which a philosophical foundation for supervision can be built. Integrating up-to-date research with case vignettes and practical resources, the text discusses philosophies of clinical supervision and explores themes that often define a supervisor’s contextual world, from professional ethics and legal issues to the personal development of both the supervisor and the supervisee. Affirming and encouraging professional development as well as identifying a range of common challenges, Clinical Supervision in the Real World is a key resource for aspiring clinical supervisors looking to build their own philosophy of supervision.
Description : "The perfect handbook for the clinical supervisor." —Nancy Waite-O’Brien, director, Education and Training,Betty Ford Center "An outstanding contribution to the professional well-being ofthe addiction field." —Thomas McGovern, editor, Addiction TreatmentQuarterly "Forever useful." —S. Beckett, education and training coordinator, NationalAssociation of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors
Description : Clients who have multiple addictions and disorders are more difficult to engage and treat than clients with a single disorder. Many of the current systems are ill-equipped to address the myriad challenges of these clients—their relapse and recidivism rates are higher, and many of these clients tend to slip through the cracks, often going back and forth among addictions treatment, psychiatric and medical hospitalizations, and incarceration. Too many difficult-to-reach clients are at risk for relapse because their practitioners lack effective, innovative strategies for this unique client base who remain part of a revolving-door syndrome. Now, Certified Alcohol and Drug Addictions Counselor Mark Sanders, LCSW, offers specific strategies to assist therapists and counselors who work with difficult and at-risk populations, including those with: multiple addictions co-occurring disorders adolescents; rural methamphetamine users antisocial personality disorder, criminality, and addiction trauma or grief and chemical dependency history of chronic relapse and recidivism Slipping Through the Cracks is a encyclopedic handbook to specific traits of the difficult-to-reach client, as well as a concise guidebook to effective strategies that will be useful to anyone working with clients in private practice or in treatment programs who have both mental health and substance abuse issues.
Description : This book represents a complete overhaul of a classic text for the twenty-first century. Loretta Bradley, and new co-author/editor Nicholas Ladany, have completely revised the material to reflect the most current research, theory, and practice available. In doing so, they have made Counselor Supervision, 3e a cutting-edge model of multicultural supervision.Primary supervision theories are reviewed and critiqued with the intent of informing supervisor practitioners, counselor educators, and supervisor trainees. Case studies are used throughout the book to illustrate the application of these theories to the practical issues that supervisors regularly encounter. The authors also include a focused discussion on the importance of the supervisory relationship and its influence on supervision process and outcome. Important changes and additions to the new edition include: -- Integration of multicultural issues in supervision throughout the book; -- An examination of the ethical and advocacy issues in supervision; -- An innovative chapter devoted to understanding and conducting research in counselor supervision; -- New and relevant chapters on the supervision of school counselors, career counselors, and family counselors; -- An updated chapter on group supervision.Counselor Supervision is ideal for use as a textbook in counselor supervision courses. The book is also an outstanding professional development tool for administrative and clinical supervisors alike.
Description : How can philosophy guide our understanding of and approach to counseling ethics and techniques? Moving beyond the standard review of ethical issues and basic problem solving, this highly engaging new text for counseling professionals features innovative, experiential activities and case studies that promote in-depth thinking about the ethical, moral, and legal issues often confronted by counseling professionals. The book is designed to help counselors develop an appreciation for and confidence in their preferred set of philosophical ethics and become ethically autonomous professionals. To this end, it examines a full range of philosophical approaches to ethics, such as the well-known concepts of ethics codes and laws, as well as the less familiar ideas of existential phenomenology, care ethics, and virtues. Featuring contributions from leading counselor educators and practitioners representing a wide range of expertise in counseling specialties and ethical practice, this text presents ethical practice from a positive, proactive point of view rather than from a reactive or fear-based stance. It provides a solid foundation in ethical decision making, critical thinking, and best practices that will enable counseling professionals to navigate the maze of ethical codes and standards of care, while confidently practicing in a consistently ethical manner. The accompanying Instructorís Manual offers step-by-step guidance on how to facilitate classroom activities and case study discussions, as well as a sample syllabus and a selection of quiz and essay questions to enhance studentsí understanding of each chapter. The text is congruent with relevant ethical codes and CACREP curriculum standards. Key Features: Provides activity-based learning regarding all the ethical standards and legal issues counselors will face Promotes in-depth critical thinking and a proactive, postitive approach to ethical and moral dilemmas Includes examples across all counseling settings and specialties Offers students multiple case examples that make ethical issues realistic and engaging Features Instructorís Manual offering sample syllabus and resources for course activities
Description : This is the first handbook to examine the theory, research, and practice of clinical supervision from an international, multi-disciplinary perspective. Focuses on conceptual and research foundations, practice foundations, core skills, measuring competence, and supervision perspectives Includes original articles by contributors from around the world, including Australia, Finland, Hong Kong, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States Addresses key aspects of supervision, including competency frameworks, evidence-based practice, supervisory alliances, qualitative and quantitative assessment, diversity-sensitive supervision, and more Features timely and authoritative coverage of the latest research in the field and novel ideas for clinical practice
Description : Moving away from the usual medical-modeled framework of mental health focused on problems, Strengths-Based Supervision in Clinical Practice by Jeffrey K. Edwards takes a postmodern, social construction approach, looking for and amplifying strengths and encouraging stakeholders to use them. Based on research in brain science, as well as from the Information Age/Connectivity Age thinking, the book reframes the focus of supervision, management, and leadership to one that collaborates and builds on strengths with supervisees as competent stakeholders in their work with their clients.