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 : "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 : Counseling Criminal Justice Offenders, Second Edition offers individuals a practical preparation for communicating with offenders. Recognising that individuals who counsel offenders in the criminal justice system often have not had the extensive training of a licensed psychologist. This book gives essential information, proven systems that have stood the test of time in American prisons and appropriate and effective counsellor attitudes.
Description : "This book, through its well-referenced and critically thoughtfulapproach, has made an invaluable contribution to the counselingliterature. The extensive use of case studies and other appliedmaterials makes it a valuable . . . reference." –Dr. Thomas J. Russo, Department of Counseling andSchool Psychology, University of Wisconsin, River Falls Incorporating Spirituality in Counseling andPsychotherapy presents an applied, insightful, andwell-researched overview of the theory, practice, and ethics ofintegrating spiritual and religious themes and rituals intotraditional therapy models. This well-conceived and immenselyreadable text examines common barriers and bridges betweenspirituality and mental health and documents the effectiveness ofusing spiritual practices and concepts in treatment. Mostimportant, it encourages readers, through group activities andindividual reflection, to consider their own spiritual beliefsystems and biases before engaging clients in therapy with aspiritual base. Key features of this book include: A synopsis of the major Eastern and Western religions andspiritual movements Theoretical, cultural, and ethical implications ofincorporating spirituality in counseling Practical methods for helping clients develop a spiritualidentity Proven techniques for incorporating spiritual practices intreatment Case studies providing complex, real-life scenarios, as well asquestions and activities for individual and group discussion A practical book for students and a valuable resource forcounselors, psychologists, social workers, addiction specialists,and other mental health professionals, IncorporatingSpirituality in Counseling and Psychotherapy offers expertguidance on how to handle issues of spirituality in furthering thetherapeutic process.
Description : An indispensable handbook for assisting clients in crisis and intheir journey toward healing Integrating practical training with both research and theory,Fundamentals of Crisis Counseling offers students and professionalsproven hands-on techniques to assist clients in recovery fromcrisis and towards an eventual return to their day-to-daylives. Written in the author's gentle yet purposeful voice, thisreader-friendly guide is filled with lessons on currentevidence-based counseling, how to operate as a client stressmanager, and information on finding resources that facilitateclient resilience. In addition, the author helps counselors improvecounseling effectiveness by gaining a better understanding of theirown strengths and weaknesses and emphasizes the importance ofself-care. Stemming from the author's thirty-five years of experience as acrisis counselor, this book contains valuable information on: Crisis theory and intervention models Concepts, techniques, assessment, and treatment for disastermental health work Legal and ethical concerns regarding working with individuals,groups, couples, and families Assessment and instrument selection Main concepts and techniques of brief therapy, motivationalinterviewing, stages of change, positive psychology, grief therapy,client resilience, and spirituality Multicultural crisis counseling techniques centered on age,gender, sexual orientation, and ethnicity Counselor self-care complete with case studies and examples Ideal for all mental health professionals looking for guidanceon best practices in crisis counseling, this book is also suitablefor training professionals and counseling students. The bookincludes access to an online instructor's test bank, PowerPointslides, and syllabi in line with 2009 Council for Accreditation ofCounseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards. Fundamentals of Crisis Counseling imparts useful knowledge onlittle utilized crisis counseling abilities, preparing counselorsat every stage to effectively respond to the immediate and lastingaffects of crisis.
Description : Written as an introduction to the field of addiction counseling, this text covers the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to counsel people who are struggling with addiction. Drs. Brooks and McHenry provide a straightforward and holistic approach to treatment and recovery, from the major theoretical underpinnings, to assessment and diagnosis, to relapse prevention and spirituality. With a focus on current clinical applications and how-tos, this book is ideal both for master’s-level addictions courses and mental health clinicians. Topics covered are cultural and gender issues, including work with LGBT clients; drug classifications and referral; assessment, diagnosis, and interview techniques; the continuum from nonuse to addiction; work in college/university, school, and community/mental health agency settings; developmental approaches in treatment; the role of the family; grief and loss in addiction; group counseling; relapse and recovery; spirituality and support groups; addictions training, certification, and ethics; and the importance of counselor self-care. Exploration questions and suggested activities are presented in each chapter. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here. *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]
Description : Organized around the latest CACREP Standards, Counseling Individuals Through the Lifespan by Daniel W. Wong, Kimberly R. Hall, Cheryl A. Justice, and Lucy Wong Hernández introduces readers to the fundamentals of the counseling process during each stage of human development. Topics such as the client-counselor relationship, counseling theory, research, and interventions are addressed with a focus on caring for the total person within his/her environment and culture. Emphasizing the importance of intentionality and self-reflection, the chapters include case illustrations and guided practice exercises to further the development of successful 21st century counselors. Counseling Individuals Through the Lifepan is part of the SAGE Counseling and Professional Identity Series, which targets specific competencies identified by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs).
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.