Counselor Magazine's Addiction Professional's Reference Guide

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Health Communications, 2007 - Psychology - 179 pages
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The Essential Desk Reference for Every Addiction Professional

From noted Counselor contributor William L. White, M.A., comes the most comprehensive reference available today for the addiction professional. A consolidated resource directory for anyone working in the addiction treatment and recovery fields, this desk reference includes listings for:

important national organizations

related governmental agencies

trade associations

accrediting organizations

addiction research centers

private foundations funding prevention and treatment-related initiatives

contact information for addiction licensing and certification organizations

Today's professional often faces ethical and legal dilemmas during the course of addiction treatment and recovery support. This guide includes helpful guidelines and resources for handling issues, including confidentiality, counselor-client relationships, and compliance with the law.

In a field that is constantly growing and evolving, Counselor Magazine's Addiction Professional's Reference Guide will serve as an invaluable resource for practicing counselors.

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About the author (2007)

William L. White, M.A., is a Senior Research Consultant at Chestnut Health Systems/Lighthouse Institute. He has a Master's degree in Addiction Studies and more than 30 years of experience in the addictions field as a clinician, clinical director, administrator, researcher and well-traveled trainer and consultant. He has provided training and consultation services in more than 35 states to local, state, and federal agencies, as well as private industry. He has authored more than 70 articles and monographs, and seven books. His latest book, Slaying the Dragon - The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America, recently received the 1999 McGovern Family Foundation Award for the best book on addiction recovery. Bill was also featured in the Bill Moyers' PBS special "Close To Home: Addiction in America" and Showtime's documentary "Smoking, Drinking and Drugging in the 20th Century.

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