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A Contemporary Approach to Substance Use Disorders and Addiction Counseling, 2nd Edition



A Contemporary Approach to Substance Use Disorders and Addiction Counseling, 2nd Edition

Ford Brooks, Bill McHenry

ISBN: 978-1-119-09819-5 January 2015 328 Pages


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.

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About the Authors vii

Acknowledgments ix

Chapter 1 Drug and Alcohol Counseling: An Introduction 1

Chapter 2 Diversity Issues in Substance Abuse Treatment 13

Chapter 3 Types of Drugs and Their Effects 43

Chapter 4 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Interview Techniques 79

Chapter 5 Continuum of Nonuse to Addiction: A Biopsychosocial Understanding 115

Chapter 6 Treatment and Treatment Settings 137

Chapter 7 Developmental Approaches in Treating Addiction 153

Chapter 8 Family and Addiction 171

Chapter 9 Grief and Loss in Addiction 183

Chapter 10 Group Counseling and Addiction 193

Chapter 11 Relapse Prevention and Recovery 225

Chapter 12 Spirituality and Support Groups in Recovery 247

Chapter 13 Addictions Training, Certifi cation, and Ethics 261

Chapter 14 The Importance of Counselor Self-Care 281

References 289

Index 311 See more American Counseling Association titles!