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.
Description : An indispensable collection of ready-to-use, provenexercises Providing immediately useful group counseling suggestions andtips for addictions counselors, Group Exercises for AddictionCounseling offers powerful techniques that can be adapted toany clinical practice. Written in the author's gentle yet purposeful voice, thisreader-friendly resource is filled with guidance for developing anaddictions counseling group; handling Stage 2 confrontations of theleader; and building group member awareness. In addition, theauthor helps counselors enhance client awareness ofaddiction-related stressors and how to cope with thosestressors. Group Exercises for Addiction Counseling containsvaluable information on: Addiction recovery Family, relationships, and culture Feelings exploration Group community building Recovery skills Values Opening and closing each group session Fostering care, respect, and honesty in the group counselingsetting, the techniques found in Group Exercises for AddictionCounseling allow counselors to help their clients break out ofdysfunctional interaction patterns and live better lives.
Description : This authoritative book presents a groundbreaking evidence-based approach to conducting therapy groups for persons with substance use disorders. The approach integrates cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, and relapse prevention techniques, while capitalizing on the power of group processes. Clinicians are provided with a detailed intervention framework and clear-cut strategies for helping clients to set and meet their own treatment goals. More than two dozen ready-to-use reproducible assessment tools, handouts, homework exercises, and session outlines are supplied in a convenient large-size format. This book will be invaluable to clinical psychologists, social workers, substance abuse counselors, and other clinicians who treat clients with addiction and substance use problems. It may also serve as a supplemental text in graduate-level courses.
Description : FULLY REVISED, COMPREHENSIVE, AND PRACTICAL Learning the Language of Addiction Counseling, Fourth Edition introduces counselors, social workers, and students to the field of addiction counseling and helps them acquire the knowledge and develop the skills needed to counsel individuals who are caught in the destructive cycle of addiction. Drawing from her years of experience working in the addiction-counseling field, Geri Miller provides an engaging, balanced overview of the major theoretical foundations and clinical best practices in the field. Fully updated, the Fourth Edition offers a positive, practice-oriented counseling framework and features: A research-based, clinical application approach to addiction counseling that practitioners can turn to for fundamental, practical, clinical guidelines Revised chapters that reflect important changes in research and practice, including new DSMTM-5 criteria, new assessment instruments, and new and expanded treatments Case studies, interactive exercises, end-of-chapter questions, and other resources that facilitate the integration of knowledge into practice “Personal Reflections” sections at the beginning of each chapter provide an invaluable, unique perspective on the author’s evolving views of addiction counseling Updated and expanded online Instructor’s Manual that includes brief video clips, PowerPoint® slides, test bank questions for each chapter, and sample syllabi From assessment and diagnosis of addiction to preparing for certification and licensure as an addiction professional, this comprehensive book covers all of the essentials.
Description : Experiential Group Therapy Interventions with DBT provides group and individual therapists with proven experiential exercises that utilize dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills and original educational topics and have been successfully used nationwide to help treat patients with addiction and trauma. It introduces the advantages of using experiential therapy to facilitate groups for trauma and addiction and explains how DBT can help in regulating emotions and tolerating stress. This workbook contains concise plans and exercises for facilitating a group for a 30-day cycle. There is a theme for each day, original psychoeducational materials, experiential exercises, warm ups, and closing interventions.
Description : Becoming an Addictions Counselor, Third Edition provides evidence-based findings, cutting-edge treatment techniques, and a focus on critical thinking to show future counselors how to respond to clients' needs rather than impose "cookie-cutter" routines. Topics explored in depth include: • Mentally ill chemical abusers • Individual, group, and family counseling skills • Clinical treatment issues Each chapter takes an experiential learning approach to these topics and encourages readers to practice individual and group counseling skills through structured activities and exercises. With thorough discussions on ethics, treatment planning, and case management, this text prepares readers to become ethical, competent counselors.
Description : Help clients suffering from chemical and nonchemical addictions develop the skills they need to work through problems. The Addiction Treatment Homework Planner, Fifth Edition provides you with an array of ready-to-use, between-session assignments designed to fit virtually every therapeutic mode. This easy-to-use sourcebook features: 100 ready-to-copy exercises covering the most common issues encountered by clients suffering from chemical and nonchemical addictions, such as anxiety, impulsivity, childhood trauma, dependent traits, and occupational problems A quick-reference format—the interactive assignments are grouped by behavioral problems including alcoholism, nicotine dependence, and sleep disturbance as well as those problems that do not involve psychoactive substances, such as problem gambling, eating disorders, and sexual addictions Expert guidance on how and when to make the most efficient use of the exercises Assignments that are cross-referenced toThe Addiction Treatment Planner, Fifth Edition so you can quickly identify the right exercise for a given situation or problem All exercises are available online for you to download and customize to suit you and your clients' unique styles and needs
Description : All the resources needed to fully integrate a 12-step approach aspart of your overall treatment program Millions of Americans have at some time in their lives participatedin a 12-step program for treatment of a chemical or non-chemicaladdiction. Clinicians recognize that these grass-roots efforts havea very high cure rate. However, little has been written on how tointegrate these programs into a traditional therapy setting. Integrating the 12 Steps into Addiction Therapy serves as anindispensable resource for clinicians treating addiction patientswho are simultaneously enrolled in 12-step programs. This valuabletext: * Contains eight lesson plans and twenty-seven assignments * Integrates in-depth discussion of 12-step programs with hands-onresources like homework assignments, treatment plan examples, andpatient handouts * Will also benefit 12-step program peer counselors * Includes companion CD-ROM with fully customizable homeworkassignments, lesson plans, and presentations Treating addictions-whether chemical or non-chemical-can be one ofthe most difficult challenges faced by mental health professionals.For many people, 12-step programs have played a critical role inhelping them to manage their addictive behaviors. Integrating the12 Steps into Addiction Therapy gives psychologists, therapists,counselors, social workers, and clinicians the tools and resourcesthey need to fully utilize these peer therapy program techniques intreating a wide variety of addictions.
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 : At last, a book that defines a new language for treating substance abuse in an increasingly culturally diverse population. Until now, therapists, counselors, and teachers who treat addiction within the context of the whole family have had to make do with outdated one-size-fits-all theories and treatment programs. Bridges to Recovery is the first book to bring together experts from three major fields within psychotherapy -- family therapy, addiction counseling and multicultural treatment -- to provide a practical and flexible framework for working with families within their individual cultural contexts. Drawing upon case studies, clinical anecdotes and proven treatment methods, Bridges to Recovery provides practitioners with a unique insight into the individual cultural nuances that make addiction recovery a very personal journey. Jo-Ann Krestan, co-author of the classic book The Responsibility Trap: A Blueprint for Treating the Alcoholic Family, and her contributors integrate the latest ideas and research to offer a foundation for addiction treatment that brings to the forefront the cultural thinking that affects alcohol and drug use/abuse among Native Americans, Jewish Americans, African Americans, West Indians, Asian Americans, Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans and groups of European origin. This book will be an invaluable asset to teachers and students in clinical social work, psychology and substance abuse counseling programs, setting the standard for education and treatment at the beginning of the 21st century.