Clinical Supervision in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling. Principles, Models, Methods. Revised Edition

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  • Book
  • 448 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Praise for Clinical Supervision in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling

"The perfect handbook for the clinical supervisor."
Nancy Waite–O’Brien, director, Education and Training, Betty Ford Center

"An outstanding contribution to the professional well–being of the addiction field."
Thomas McGovern, editor, Addiction Treatment Quarterly

"Forever useful."
S. Beckett, education and training coordinator, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors

"A timely classic from a seasoned supervisor. . . . Helpful across all levels of experience."
Harold J. Bursztajn, associate clinical professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; codirector, Program in Psychiatry and the Law

"David Powell’s new edition of this classic work updates standards and methods for the contemporary needs of counselors and programs."
Bruce Carruth, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

"This book helped us to find wise ways to give our love and compassion to our patients."
Guo Song, National Institute of Drug Dependence, Beijing, China

"The gold standard against which all others’ contributions should be measured. . . . A ‘must have’ for any serious substance abuse counselor’s library."
Roger Hartman, former head, U.S. Navy’s Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Program

"A compulsory and universal text for treatment organizations and their clinical personnel."
John Beattie, Hanmer Foundation, New Zealand

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Figures and Tables.


Introduction to the 2004 Edition.

Introduction to the 1993 Edition.

Part One: Principles.

1. A Historical Review of Supervision.

2. A Working Definition of Supervision.

3. Leadership Principles for Supervisors.

4. Traits of an Effective Clinical Supervisor.

Part Two: Models.

5. Building a Model of Clinical Supervision.

6. A Developmental Approach to Supervision.

7. The Psychodynamic Model.

8. The Skills Model.

9. Family Therapy Models.

10. A Blended Model of Clinical Supervision for the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Field.

Part Three: Methods.

11. Establishing a Supervisory Contract.

12. Basic Supervisory Techniques.

13. Evaluation and Feedback.

14. Innovative Techniques in Supervision.

15. Ethical and Legal Concerns.

16. Special Issues in Supervision.

17. New Directions for the Future.


A. Competencies of Supervisors.

B. Role Delineation Study for Clinical Supervisors.

C. Assessing One s Preparation as a Clinical Supervisor.

D. Determining Readiness to Be a Supervisor.

E. Counselor Evaluation of the Supervisor.

F. Evaluation of the Counselor.

G. Individual Development Plan.

H. Use of the Sociogram.

I. Suggested Outline for Case Presentations.

J. Counselor Assessment Forms.


About the Authors.


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David J. Powell, Ph.D., LADC, CCS, is president of the International Center for Health Concerns, Inc., a health consulting company. He assists worldwide in the education and training of behavioral health professionals. Formerly he was president of ETP Inc. and in that capacity oversaw clinical supervision training programs for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps worldwide.

Archie Brodsky is senior research associate at the Program in Psychiatry and the Law, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Harvard Medical School.
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