FULLY REVISED, COMPREHENSIVE, AND PRACTICAL BOOK OF THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF ADDICTION COUNSELING
Learning the Language of Addiction Counseling, Fifth Edition introduces mental health professionals 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 in working in the addiction counseling field as a counselor, trainer and educator, Geri Miller provides an engaging, balanced overview of the major theoretical foundations and clinical best practices in the field.
Fully updated, the fifth edition offers a compassionate accountability, 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 assessment instruments and new and expanded treatments.
- Additional case studies, interactive exercises, key points and other resources that facilitate the integration of knowledge into practice.
- A new chapter of “Supervision and Mentoring”.
- Revised “Personal Reflections” section at the beginning of each chapter that provide an invaluable, unique perspective on the author’s view of addiction counseling.
- Updated and expanded Instructor Resources that include 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 counseling professional, this comprehensive book covers essential components required to work as a professional in the field of addiction counseling.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Introduction
Addiction Counseling Inﬂuences
Models of Addiction
Appendix 1A: Language of Recovery
Appendix 1B: Summary of Peer Recovery Movement
Appendix 1C: SAMHSA-NAADAC Addiction Professional Education & Career Ladder
Chapter 2: Theories of Counseling Applied To Addiction Treatment
Development of a Theoretical Framework for Addiction Counseling
Dangers in Developing a Theoretical Framework and Recommendations
General Counseling Theories Applied to Addiction Treatment
Chapter 3: Assessment and Diagnosis of Addiction
Stages of Change
Chapter 4: Co-Occurring Disorders and Behavioral Addictions
Collaboration Between the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Fields
Chapter 5: The Core Treatment Process For Addictions
The Experience of the Addict as It Relates to Treatment
Chapter 6: Treatment-Related Issues and Counseling Approaches
Intimate Partner Violence
Speciﬁc Counseling Approaches
Chapter 7: Relapse Prevention
Case Studies of Special Populations
Chapter 8: Self-Help Groups
Suggestions for Counselors
12-step Alternative Groups
Matching Self-help Groups to Meet Client Needs
Appendix 8A: Stories of Recovery
Chapter 9: Elaboration On Specific Therapies and Techniques Relevant To Addiction Counseling
Stages of Change Model
Overview of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)
Chapter 10: Culturally Sensitive Addiction Counseling
Breakdown of Communication
Multicultural Competence/Multicultural Orientation
General Counseling Suggestions
Assessment, Treatment, and Aftercare Issues
Overall Substance Use/Abuse Exploration Multicultural Exercises
Chapter 11: Chronic Pain Assessment and Treatment
Deﬁnition of Pain
Issues of Living Sober with Chronic Pain
Assessment and Treatment
Appendix 11A: Opiate and Pain Management
Chapter 12: Incorporating Spirituality Into Addiction Counseling
The History of Incorporating Spirituality into Addiction Counseling
Incorporation Barriers and Bridges
Spiritual Identity Development
Counseling Resources and Techniques
Appendix 12A: Emotional Sobriety
Chapter 13: Personal and Professional Development of the Counselor
Testifying in Court
Working in Difﬁcult Systems
Working with Addicts
Appendix 13A: Suggestions for Dealing with Stress
Chapter 14: Obtaining Addiction Professional Credentials
Self-Care on the Journey
Chapter 15: Supervision and Mentoring
Appendix 14A: North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board Supervisor Credential Requirements, 12 Core Functions, Clinical Supervision Contract (LCAS), Supervisee Training Goals, Sample Supervision Documentation