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Becoming an Addictions Counselor: A Comprehensive Text, Third Edition

Author(s): Peter L. Myers, PhD, Essex County College
Norman R. Salt, MA, CPS, New Jersey Department of Health
  • ISBN-13: 9781449673000
  • Product With Access Code    364 pages      © 2013
Price: $96.95 US List
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Becoming an Addictions Counselor, Third 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. 
Topics explored in depth include:
• Mentally ill chemical abusers
• Individual, group, and family counseling skills
• Clinical treatment issues 

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.

Chapter  1  Introduction to Addictions Treatment
Chapter  2  Individual Counseling Skills
Chapter  3  Facilitating Motivation for Recovery
Chapter  4  Facilitating Recovery
Chapter  5  Group Treatment
Chapter  6  Family
Chapter  7  Case Management: From Screening to Discharge
Chapter  8  Ethics, Confidentiality, and Professional Responsibility
Chapter  9  Co-Occurring Disorders
Chapter  10  Cultural and Other Special Populations
Chapter  11  Thinking About Addiction Treatment

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.

  • “Finally! A whole chapter devoted to ethics in an addiction counselor’s textbook! I have searched high and low and this is the first textbook I have found that deals with such a critical issue needed for a counselor to survive in the substance abuse career field. This is a great strength and a long overdue one in a textbook. Among other strengths is the excellent chapter on family systems which is one of the most comprehensive ones I have read in many years dealing directly with substance abuse issues in a cultural and community context.”

    -Frank Norton, PhD, ABPP, Bowie State University

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ISBN-13: 9781449673000

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