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  • Learning the Language of Addiction Counseling
    Learning the Language of Addiction Counseling


The rampant growth of addiction requires counselors to become knowledgeable in the dynamics of addiction. The Third Edition of this book is fully revised to include significant changes in theory and research that have emerged over the past five years. Two new chapters have been added, as well as a CD-ROM with clinical group exercises. Fully updated and expanded, Learning the Language of Addiction Counseling is an invaluable resource providing students and practicing counselors the knowledge and techniques needed to treat addicted individuals and their significant others.

Author Biography

Geri Miller, PhD, Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, ABPP, is a Professor in the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling at Appalachian State University. Dr. Miller is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and a Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board-Certified Clinical Supervisor. She has been a Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) Site Team Member since 1992. She is the author of two books and was awarded the 2009 Ella Stephens Barrett Award for excellence in professional leadership, the most coveted honor bestowed by the North Carolina Counseling Association.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Personal Reflectionsp. 1
Addiction Counseling Influencesp. 2
Theories of Addictionp. 8
Theories of Counseling Related to Addiction Treatmentp. 19
Personal Reflectionsp. 19
Development of a Theoretical Framework for Addiction Counselingp. 19
Dangers in Developing a Theoretical Framework and Recommendationsp. 21
General Counseling Theoriesp. 24
Assessment and Diagnosis of Addictionp. 37
Personal Reflectionsp. 37
Interviewsp. 38
Behavioral Observationsp. 45
Physiological Instrumentsp. 46
Psychometric Instrumentsp. 46
Diagnosisp. 55
Stages of Changep. 58
Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Co-Occurring Disordersp. 63
Personal Reflectionsp. 63
Historical Struggles Between the Fieldsp. 65
General Guidelinesp. 66
Problems with Diagnosingp. 67
Type of Co-Occurring Diagnosesp. 69
Related Issuesp. 79
Screeningp. 85
Recognition of Problems in Different Settingsp. 85
Treatment Modifications and General Guidelinesp. 86
The Treatment process for addictionsp. 97
Personal Reflectionsp. 97
Crisis Interventionp. 97
Individual Therapyp. 103
Group Therapyp. 110
Family Therapyp. 122
Specific Approachesp. 129
Treatment-Related Issuesp. 145
Personal Reflectionsp. 145
Sexual Issuesp. 146
HIV/AIDSp. 154
Intimate Partner Violencep. 162
Relapse Preventionp. 183
Personal Reflectionsp. 183
Counselor Approachesp. 183
Relapse-Prevention Modelsp. 187
Counseling Techniquesp. 193
Case Studies of Special Populationsp. 200
Co-Occurring Disordersp. 203
Self-Help Groupsp. 209
Personal Reflectionsp. 209
Suggestions for Counselorsp. 209
12-Step Groupsp. 211
Women for Sobrietyp. 219
16 Stepsp. 221
Rational Recoveryp. 223
Secular Organizations for Sobrietyp. 225
Self-Management and Recovery Training (Smart RecoveryŽ)p. 226
Matching Self-Help Groups to Meet Client Needsp. 228
Special Issuesp. 234
Appendix Stories of Recoveryp. 241
Current and Evolving Therapy Approaches and Techniquesp. 243
Personal Reflectionsp. 243
Positive Psychologyp. 243
Client Resiliencep. 246
Stages-of-Change Modelp. 248
Motivational Interviewingp. 250
Brief Therapyp. 255
Evaluation of Effectivenessp. 267
Culturally Sensitive Addiction Counselingp. 273
Personal Reflectionsp. 273
Defining Multiculturalp. 274
Social-Environmental Aspectsp. 275
Breakdown of Communicationp. 277
Multicultural Competencep. 277
Dialoguep. 278
General Counseling Suggestionsp. 279
Assessment, Treatment, and Aftercare Issuesp. 280
Incorporating Spirituality into Addiction Counselingp. 329
Personal Reflectionsp. 329
Definition of Spiritualityp. 329
The History of the Merger: Spirituality and Addiction Counselingp. 330
Bridges and Barriersp. 332
Influencing Factorsp. 334
Assessment and Treatmentp. 334
Counseling Resources and Techniquesp. 336
Counselor Self-Carep. 339
Ethical Issuesp. 342
Chronic Pain Assessment, Treatment, and Aftercarep. 345
Personal Reflectionsp. 345
Definition of Painp. 347
Issues of Living Sober with Chronic Painp. 347
Assessment and Treatmentp. 349
Personal and Professional Development of the Counselorp. 359
Personal Reflectionsp. 359
Ethical Issuesp. 359
Testifying in Courtp. 368
Working with Difficult Othersp. 372
Self-Carep. 377
Working with Addictsp. 383
Preparing for Certification and Licensure as an Addiction Professionalp. 393
Personal Reflectionsp. 393
Self-Care on the Journeyp. 395
Supervisionp. 397
Credentialingp. 399
Referencesp. 407
Author Indexp. 447
Subject Indexp. 457
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