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Foundations of Addictions Counseling

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2019-05-25
  • 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 multiple chapters on cross-cultural counseling, professional issues in addictions counseling, the assessment of client strengths, gender issues in substance use, working in rehabilitation centers, and working with clients with disabilities.

Combining practice, research, and theory, the 4th Edition of this unique text offers students the tools and strategies they need for successful practice. The revised edition includes new case studies, extended discussion in the chapters dedicated to substance and process addictions (Chs. 2-3), a thoroughly updated chapter on maintenance and relapse prevention (Ch. 13), and an expanded chapter on substance use and families (Ch 14).

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Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab Counseling does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab Counseling, ask your instructor to confirm the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

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Author Biography

David Capuzzi, PhD, NCC, LPC, is a counselor educator and a senior core faculty in community  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 a past president of the American Counseling Association (ACA), formerly the American Association for Counseling and Development, and a past Chair of both the ACA Foundation and the ACA Insurance Trust.

From 1980 to 1984, Dr. Capuzzi was editor of The School Counselor. He has authored several textbook chapters and monographs on the topic of preventing adolescent suicide and is coeditor and author with Dr. Larry Golden of Helping Families Help Children: Family Interventions with School Related Problems and Preventing Adolescent Suicide. He coauthored and edited with Douglas R. Gross, Youth at Risk: A Prevention Resource for Counselors, Teachers, and Parents; Introduction to the Counseling Profession; Introduction to Group Work; and Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theories and Interventions.

In addition to this addictions counseling textbook published by Pearson with Dr. Stauffer, he and Dr. Stauffer have published: Career Counseling: Foundations, Perspectives, and Applications; Foundations of Couples, Marriage and Family Counseling; Human Growth and Development Across the Life Span: Applications for Counselors; and Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theories and Interventions.

Other texts are Approaches to Group Work: A Handbook for Practitioners; Suicide across the Life Span; and Sexuality Issues in Counseling, the last coauthored and edited with Larry Burlew. He has authored or coauthored articles in a number of ACA-related journals.

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.

An ACA fellow, he is the first recipient of ACA’s Kitty Cole Human Rights Award and also a recipient  of the Leona Tyler Award in Oregon. In 2010, he received ACA’s Gilbert and Kathleen Wrenn Award for a Humanitarian and Caring Person. In 2011, he was named a Distinguished Alumni of the College of Education at Florida State University and, in 2016, he received the Locke/Paisley Mentorship award from the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. In 2018 he received the Mary Smith Arnold Anti-Oppression Award from the Counselors for Social Justice, a division of ACA as well as the U.S. President’s Lifetime Achievement Award.   

Mark D. Stauffer, PhD, NCC, is a core faculty in the community mental health counseling program at Walden University. 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.

As a clinician, Dr. Stauffer has worked in the Portland Metro Area in Oregon at crises centers and other non-profit organizations working with homeless and 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.

Dr. Stauffer is a member of the International Association of Addiction and Offender Counseling. He was a Chi Sigma Iota International fellow and was awarded the American Counseling Association’s (ACA) Emerging Leaders Training Grant as well as the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award recipient. He is past co-chair of the American Counseling Association International Committee and served as President of the Association for Humanistic Counseling (2018-2019).

In addition to this addictions counseling  textbook published by Pearson with Dr. Capuzzi, he and Dr. Capuzzi have co-edited several other textbooks in the counseling field: Foundations of Group Counseling; Career Counseling: Foundations, Perspectives, and Applications; Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theories and Interventions; Foundations of Couples, Marriage and Family Counseling; and Human Growth and Development Across the Life Span: Applications for Counselors.

Table of Contents

1. History and Etiological Models of Addiction
2. Substance Addictions  
3. Process Addictions
4. Important Professional Issues in Addiction Counseling
5. Introduction to Assessment
6. Assessment and Diagnosis of Addictions
7. Motivational Interviewing
8. Psychotherapeutic Approaches
9. Treatment of Comorbid Disorders
10. Group Therapy for Treatment of Addictions
11. Addiction Pharmacotherapy
12. 12-Step Facilitation of Treatment
13. Maintenance and Relapse Prevention
14. Substance Use and Families
15. Persons with Disabilities and Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
16. Substance Use Prevention Programs across the Life Span
17. Cross-Cultural Counseling: Engaging Ethnic Diversity
18. Gender, Sex, and Addictions
19. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Affirmative Addictions Treatment
20. Inpatient and Outpatient Addiction Treatment

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