Foundations of Addictions Counseling

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/24/2014
  • Publisher: Pearson

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A practical collection of tools and strategies for prospective addictions counselors that includes a solid foundation of research, theory, and history .


Practical and comprehensive, Foundations of Addiction Counseling explores an array of techniques and skills that a new practitioner will need in the real world while providing a thorough review of the research, theory, and history of addiction counseling. With chapters written by expert scholars, this text covers many topics in-depth often ignored by other comparable books, such as professional issues in addictions counseling, the assessment of client strengths, gender issues in substance abuse, working in rehabilitation centers, and working with clients with disabilities.


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Author Biography

David Capuzzi, PhD, NCC, LPC, is a counselor educator and member of the core faculty in clinical mental health counseling at Walden University and professor emeritus at Portland State University. Previously, he served as an affiliate professor in the Department of Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology, and Rehabilitation Services at Pennsylvania State University and Scholar in Residence in counselor education at Johns Hopkins University. He is past president of the American Counseling Association (ACA), formerly the American Association for Counseling and Development, and past chair of both the ACA Foundation and the ACA Insurance Trust.


A frequent speaker and keynoter at professional conferences and institutes, Dr. Capuzzi has also consulted with a variety of school districts and community agencies interested in initiating prevention and intervention strategies for adolescents at risk for suicide. He has facilitated the development of suicide prevention, crisis management, and postvention programs in communities throughout the United States; provides training on the topics of youth at risk and grief and loss; and serves as an invited adjunct faculty member at other universities as time permits.


Mark D. Stauffer, PhD, NCC, is a core faculty member in the clinical mental health counseling program at Walden University and a past co-chair of the American Counseling Association International Committee. He specialized in couples, marriage, and family counseling during his graduate work in the Counselor Education Program at Portland State University, where he received his master’s degree. He received his doctoral degree from Oregon State University, Department of Teacher and Counselor Education. He is a member of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counseling (IAMFC).


As a clinician, Dr. Stauffer has worked in the Portland Metro Area in Oregon at crises centers and other nonprofit organizations working with low-income individuals, couples, and families. He has studied and trained in the Zen tradition, and presents locally and nationally on meditation and mindfulness-based therapies in counseling. His research focus has centered on Eastern methods and East–West collaboration. In private practice, Dr. Stauffer worked with couples and families from a family systems perspective.

Table of Contents

PART 1 Introduction To Addictions Counseling


Chapter 1 History and Etiological Models of Addiction

Chapter 2 Substance Addictions

Chapter 3 Process Addictions

Chapter 4 Important Professional Issues in Addiction Counseling

Chapter 5 Introduction to Assessment

Chapter 6 Assessment and Diagnosis of Addictions


PART 2 The Treatment of Addictions


Chapter 7 Motivational Interviewing

Chapter 8 Psychotherapeutic Approaches

Chapter 9 Treatment of Comorbid Disorders

Chapter 10 Group Therapy for Treatment of Addictions

Chapter 11 Addiction Pharmacotherapy

Chapter 12 12-Step Facilitation of Treatment

Chapter 13 Maintenance and Relapse Prevention


PART 3 Addictions in Family Therapy, Rehabilitation, and School Settings


Chapter 14 Alcohol Addiction and Families

Chapter 15 Persons with Disabilities and Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders

Chapter 16 Substance Abuse Prevention Programs Across the Life Span


PART 4 Cross-Cultural Counseling in Addictions


Chapter 17 Cross-Cultural Counseling: Engaging Ethnic Diversity

Chapter 18 Gender, Sex, and Addictions

Chapter 19 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Affirmative Addictions Treatment


EPILOGUE Some Additional Perspectives


Chapter 20 Inpatient and Outpatient Addiction Treatment

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