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Learning the Language of Addiction Counseling. Edition No. 5

  • ID: 5185923
  • Book
  • February 2021
  • 656 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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.
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Chapter 1: Introduction

Personal Reflections

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

Personal Reflections

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

Personal Reflections

Stages of Change

DWI/DUI/OWI/OUI Assessments



Behavioral Observations

Physiological Instruments

Psychometric Instruments


Chapter 4: Co-Occurring Disorders and Behavioral Addictions

Personal Reflections

Co-occurring Disorders

Collaboration Between the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Fields



Behavioral Addictions

Chapter 5: The Core Treatment Process For Addictions

Personal Reflections

Integrated Care

The Experience of the Addict as It Relates to Treatment

Philosophical Approaches

Crisis Intervention

Individual Therapy

Group Therapy

Family Therapy

Chapter 6: Treatment-Related Issues and Counseling Approaches

Personal Reflections

Sexual Issues


Intimate Partner Violence


Specific Counseling Approaches

Drug Court

Chapter 7: Relapse Prevention

Personal Reflections

Counselor Approaches

Relapse-Prevention Models

Counseling Techniques

Influencing Factors

Case Studies of Special Populations

Co-occurring Disorders

Chapter 8: Self-Help Groups

Personal Reflections

Suggestions for Counselors

12-step Groups

12-step Alternative Groups

Matching Self-help Groups to Meet Client Needs

Special Issues

Appendix 8A: Stories of Recovery

Chapter 9: Elaboration On Specific Therapies and Techniques Relevant To Addiction Counseling

Personal Reflections

Client Resilience

Positive Psychology

Stages of Change Model

Overview of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)

Motivational Interviewing

Brief Therapy

Behavioral/Cognitive Behavioral

Chapter 10: Culturally Sensitive Addiction Counseling

Personal Reflections

Defining Multicultural

Social-Environmental Aspects

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

Personal Reflections

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

Personal Reflections

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

Personal Reflections

Ethical Issues

Testifying in Court

Working in Difficult Systems

Working with Addicts


Appendix 13A: Suggestions for Dealing with Stress

Chapter 14: Obtaining Addiction Professional Credentials

Personal Reflections

Self-Care on the Journey


Chapter 15: Supervision and Mentoring

Personal Reflections



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


Author Index

Subject Index 

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Geri Miller Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
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