Clinical Work with Substance-Abusing Clients, Second Edition

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Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner
Guilford Publications, Aug 31, 2004 - Medical - 494 pages
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This widely adopted text offers practical guidance for working with substance abusers and their families in a variety of clinical contexts. Expert contributors present major assessment and treatment approaches together with detailed recommendations for intervening with specific substances and meeting the needs of different populations. Throughout, helpful case vignettes illustrate how to translate the ideas presented into practice and overcome common stumbling blocks. Practitioners and students will find all the information needed to stay current in the field in this authoritative, comprehensive, and highly accessible work.

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Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner, DSW, LCSW, is Professor at the Shirley M. Ehrenkranz School of Social Work at New York University, where she is also Director of the Post-Master's Program in the Treatment of Alcohol- and Drug-Abusing Clients. She was a Fulbright Senior Scholar to Israel in 2003; Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva, Israel, in January 2002; and Visiting Professor at the Omsk State Pedagogical University in Siberia, Russia, in the spring of 2000. Dr. Straussner has authored and edited numerous publications dealing with substance abuse and is the founding editor of the new Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions. She has served on the National Center on Substance Abuse Treatment panel on workforce issues and is a founding board member of the New York State Institute for Professional Development in Addictions. She serves as a consultant to various hospitals, agencies, and other organizations in New York and lectures on a variety of topics throughout the United States and abroad. She also has a private therapeutic and supervisory practice in New York City.