Substance Abuse Counseling: Theory and Practice

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Prentice Hall, 2000 - Medical - 364 pages
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This book provides information regarding the enormity of substance abuse problems in the population, how to assess the problems, and how to treat individuals and families who seek assistance. It educates beginning clinicians and counselors about substance abuse by guiding them through the process of working with substance-abuse clients. Written in an understandable, and easy-to-grasp manner, it covers the basics of substance use and abuse—Terminology, physiology, psychokinetics, and psychodynamics. Case histories are used in selected chapters to help readers integrate the various approaches by offering a sample of the types of issues presented when working with this population. An emphasis on special populations includes minority populations, women, elderly, special needs groups, and children/youth. For substance abuse counselors seeking information on the stages of counseling—from assessment and diagnosis through relapse prevention.

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PATRICIA STEVENS, Ph.D., is the director of the Marriage and Family Training in the Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education Division at the University of Colorado at Denver. She is currently the president of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC), a past board member of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, the past chair of the Ethics Committee of the IAMFC, and the past cochair of the Women's Mentoring and Interest Network of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Stevens is a Fulbright Scholar who spent several months in Malavsia developing a marriage and family curriculum at the University Kenbangsaan. She has presented extensively at the local, regional, national, and international levels in the areas of marriage and family training, substance abuse, gender issues, and ethical and legal issues in marriage and family training. She is the author of four books and numerous professional articles in the counseling field.

ROBERT L. SMITH, Ph.D., is the chair of the Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education Division at the University of Colorado at Denver. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. As a licensed psychologist, he has worked as a private practitioner and has taught and administered graduate-level courses. He is the author of three books and more than 50 professional articles in counseling and family therapy and the field of mental health. He is the executive director of the International Association of Family Counseling and founder of the National Academy for Certified Family Therapists. Dr. Smith's professional research interests include the efficacy of treatment modalities in individual psychotherapy, family therapy, and substance abuse counseling.

LINA CHAMBERLAIN, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice and the coordinator of clinical training for the Licensed Professional Counselor program at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. She has authored numerous articles and co-authored several books related to addictions, chaos theory, family therapy, and compulsive gambling.

SHARON H. ERICKSON, Ph.D., is a marriage and family therapist in private practice in Bozeman, Montana. She is former director of the Human Development Training and Research Clinic and adjunct professor at Montana State University. Dr. Erickson is a member of the Ethics Committee for the International Association of Marriage and Family Counseling, is a member of the Standards and Policies Board for the Ethics Committee of AAMFT, is on the editorial board of The Family Journal, and is a former board member of the Mississippi Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a clinical member and approved supervisor in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a trained clinical hypnotist with training and experience in crisis intervention and disaster counseling. She worked as a pediatric and school nurse prior to receiving her master's degree in marriage, family, and child counseling and her Ph.D. in counselor education.

CYNTHIA L. JEW, Ph.D., is the director of the Pupil Personnel Services Counseling program and an assistant professor at the University of Redlands (Redlands, CA). Her professional research interest is in resiliency. She is the author of Resiliency Skill and Abilities Scale (RSAS). Dr. Jew is a licensed psychologist and a certified school psychologist.

OLIVER J. MORGAN, Ph.D., NCC, is associate professor and chair of the Department of Counseling and Human Services at the University of Scranton (Scranton, PA). He has worked in the area of substance abuse prevention for almost 20 years. Dr Morgan is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and a diplomat in the American Psychotherapy Association (DAPA). He has a number of publications in the area of substance abuse and addition.

JOHN JOSEPH PEREGOY, Ph.D., is a member of the confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana (Flathead Nation). He is an assistant professor in the Department of Education Psychology at the University of Utah and has over 15 years of experience in diversity issues. He is a past member of the executive board of directors for the Indian Recovery Center and Health Clinic of Salt Lake City, Utah. Research interests include minority identity development, issues in American Indian/Alaskan Native mental health, ethnic/minority experiences in the educational system (K-12), and how people seek assistance when in crisis (help-seeking pathways). He received his doctorate in counselor education, with a specialty in multicultural counseling, from Syracuse University.

PHILIP J. PEREZ, Ph.D., is a Colorado and Florida licensed marriage and family therapist currently residing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with expertise in family system approaches to substance abuse, lesbian/gay marginalization issues, and HIV/AIDS-impacted families.

CONNIE SCHLIEBNER TAIT, Ph.D., is an assistant research professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Education at the University of Utah. She holds a doctorate from Syracuse University in counselor education with a concentration in multicultural counseling. Her research interests include high-risk youth, women, substance-abusing families, and culturally appropriate counseling for ethnic and nonethnic minorities.

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