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Addictions Counseling

A Competency-Based Approach

Cynthia A. Faulkner and Samuel Faulkner

Publication Date - February 2019

ISBN: 9780190926854

248 pages
Paperback
6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $58.00

Description

Written by authors with extensive experience as practitioners and educators, this text serves as a straightforward resource for undergraduate and graduate students who have a goal of becoming counselors or therapists in the field of addiction. While many books on the subject follow a similar format (i.e., introduction, classification of drugs, theories of counseling, etc.), Addictions Counseling takes one client and follows her through the entire treatment experience-from referral and assessment, all the way through relapse prevention and discharge planning. In following her through the treatment journey, readers are introduced to theories and techniques for approaching each of the topics discussed. This book is a must-read for anybody interested in pursuing a career as an addiction specialist.

Features

  • Features the perspective of clinicians with a combined 75 years of experience
  • Includes a "how-to approach" for the reader's point-of-view
  • Serves as a straightforward resource for students interested in pursuing careers as addiction specialists

About the Author(s)

Cynthia A. Faulkner, PhD, MSW, LCSW, is the Program Director for Indiana Wesleyan University's online MSW program. She has over 35 years' experience as a social worker, and has served as a private practitioner, administrator, and clinician in a variety of for-profit and non-profit agencies.

Samuel S. Faulkner, PhD, MSSW, MS, is Associate Professor at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He has over 40 years' experience as a substance abuse counselor and educator working in inpatient, outpatient, and long-term residential settings.

Reviews

2019 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

"Whether the reader is a mental health professional seeking the skills to become a certified substance abuse treatment provider, a student looking to train in addictions counseling, or an educator searching for a textbook for a competency-based addictions treatment course, this book will hit the spot...This text should be required reading for all students and practitioners not currently up-to-date in addictions counseling." -- CHOICE

"Faulkner and Faulkner provide an exceptional contribution to the field of substance abuse treatment literature. Their inclusion of accreditation standards for the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs, and social work program accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education is most helpful for students contemplating a career treating substance abuse. A reader is guided through a complete process of substance abuse treatment, starting with intake and assessment and ending with aftercare and discharge planning. Multi-psychotherapeutic interventions are discussed, which is consistent with current best practices. Especially intriguing is the humanizing of academic content with a case history at each stage of the treatment and recovery process." -- Robert Youdin, PhD, Visiting Research Collaborator, Princeton University

"This book fills an enormously important gap in the field with well-structured, organized, and useful content on competency-based addictions counseling. Through combining case scenarios, key credentialing requirements, and evidence-based practices, the authors make a vital contribution toward serving the needs of individuals who use drugs. This book will help create trained, thoughtful, and engaged addiction counseling professionals who can hit the ground running in their addictions counseling jobs. It can (and should) serve as a resource for students and professionals well beyond the classroom." -- Ivy Krull, PhD, MPH, MSW, Assistant Professor, Emmanuel College; Senior Research Associate, Butler Institute for Families, University of Denver

"Faulkner and Faulkner provide an exceptional contribution to the field of substance abuse treatment literature. Their inclusion of accreditation standards for the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs, and social work program accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education is most helpful for students contemplating a career treating substance abuse. A reader is guided through a complete process of substance abuse treatment, starting with intake and assessment and ending with aftercare and discharge planning. Multi-psychotherapeutic interventions are discussed, which is consistent with current best practices. Especially intriguing is the humanizing of academic content with a case history at each stage of the treatment and recovery process." -- Robert Youdin, PhD, Visiting Research Collaborator, Princeton University

"This book fills an enormously important gap in the field with well-structured, organized, and useful content on competency-based addictions counseling. Through combining case scenarios, key credentialing requirements, and evidence-based practices, the authors make a vital contribution toward serving the needs of individuals who use drugs. This book will help create trained, thoughtful, and engaged addiction counseling professionals who can hit the ground running in their addictions counseling jobs. It can (and should) serve as a resource for students and professionals well beyond the classroom." -- Ivy Krull, PhD, MPH, MSW, Assistant Professor, Emmanuel College; Senior Research Associate, Butler Institute for Families, University of Denver

Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: Competencies, Standards, and Case Scenario
    Chapter 2: Intake
    Chapter 3: Assessment
    Chapter 4: Diagnosis, Placement, and Treatment Planning
    Chapter 5: Addiction Theory and Counseling Approaches
    Chapter 6: Individual Counseling, Treatment Plan Review, and Documentation
    Chapter 7: Group Counseling
    Chapter 8: Family Counseling
    Chapter 9: Recovery and Relapse Dynamics
    Chapter 10: Discharge Planning and Aftercare
    Chapter 11: Co-Occurring Disorders
    Chapter 12: Diversity Issues
    Chapter 13: Drug Classifications
    Chapter 14: Emerging Fields of Addiction
    Chapter 15: Certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor
    References

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