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Becoming an Addictions Counselor , Fourth Edition

Author(s): Peter L. Myers, PhD, Essex County College
Norman R. Salt, MA, CPS, New Jersey Department of Health
  • ISBN-13: 9781284144154
  • Product With Access Code    214 pages      © 2019
Price: $148.95 US List
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Every new print copy includes access to the Navigate Student Companion Website which includes Essay Questions, Practice Quizzes, Web Links, and PDF Worksheets.

Becoming an Addictions Counselor, Fourth Edition provides evidence-based findings, cutting-edge treatment techniques, and a focus on critical thinking to show future counselors how to respond to clients' needs rather than impose "cookie-cutter" routines. Each chapter takes an experiential learning approach to these topics and encourages readers to practice individual and group counseling skills through structured activities and exercises.With thorough discussions on ethics, treatment planning, and case management, this text prepares readers to become ethical, competent counselors.

Features & Benefits

  • NEW - A new chapter, Sustaining Recovery, includes topics not previously covered such as: building recovery capital, mindfulness, trauma  informed care, the Third Wave of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • UPDATED - Includes an updates to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (referred to as DSM5) in our chapter on Co-Occurring Disorders and wherever the DSM is cited
  • UPDATED - Ethics chapter includes updated professional code of ethics and a new section on ethical digital marketing
  • The Navigate Student Companion Website, included with every new print copy, includes Practice Quizzes, Essay Questions, Worksheets, and Weblinks
Chapter  1  Introduction to the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
Chapter  2  Ethics, Confidentiality, and Professional Responsibility
Chapter  3  Individual Counseling Skills
Chapter  4  Initiating Recovery
Chapter  5  Sustaining Recovery
Chapter  6  Group Treatment
Chapter  7  Family
Chapter  8  Case Management: From Screening to Discharge
Chapter  9  Co-Occurring Disorders
Chapter  10  Special Populations

Peter L. Myers, PhD-Essex County College

Peter Myers is past President of the International Coalition for Addiction Studies Education, Emeritus at National Addictions Studies Education Commission, Retired from directing an addictions curriculum and Student/Employee Assistance Program at Essex County College in NJ (1981-2008), Emeritus Editor in Chief of the Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, Editorial Board of Substance Abuse and author/editor of six texts in the field of drugs and alcohol. He is on the Board of Directors of Columbia Pathways to Recovery, a recovery community organization in upstate New York.

Norman R. Salt, MA, CPS-New Jersey Department of Health

Norman R. Salt, MA, CPS, has over 45 year's experience in the alcohol and drug abuse treatment and prevention fields. He has been a counselor, supervisor, substance abuse and mental health trainer and prevention specialist. He has a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Seton Hall University. He was the Director of Training for the New Jersey Division of Addiction Services, Department of Health. Mr. Salt is presently retired and has continued as freelance consultant trainer for New Jersey Prevention Network (NJPN); Organization for Recovery (OFR); Mental Health Association of New Jersey (MHANJ); and Stockton State College. He has taught as an adjunct for Fairleigh Dickinson University, Georgian Court University, and Essex County College.

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