Higher Education

Chemical Dependency: A Family Affair, 1st Edition

  • Olivia Curtis South Puget Sound Community College
  • ISBN-10: 0534355838  |  ISBN-13: 9780534355838
  • 144 Pages
  • © 1999 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.00

About

Overview

Drawing on more than 15 years of experience as an active clinician and instructor specializing in treating the chemically dependent and their families, Olivia Curtis presents an engaging and practical book on the nuts and bolts of counseling drug affected families. Unique and timely, Chemical Dependency: A Family Affair looks at family dynamics from a family systems perspective and examines how those dynamics are affected by chemical dependency. Through her insightful and friendly writing style, Curtis gives a comprehensive summary of the development of family theories, the structure of a family system, and the interplay between chemical dependency and the family system.

Table of Contents

1. The Development of Family Therapy.
2. Theoretical Approaches to Family Treatment.
3. Family Therapeutic Theories.
4. The Family as a System.
5. Elements of the Emotional Systems.
6. Family Organizational Structure and Development.
7. Chemical Dependency's Disruption of Organization.
8. Critical Issues in Chemically Dependent Families.
9. Family Assessment.
10. Working with Chemically Dependent Families.
11. The Family Recovery Process.
12. Family Intervention.
Conclusion. Glossary. Works Cited. Index.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"The (book's) strength appears to be the fact that it's comprehensive in nature . . . I would say it's comprehensive, (informative), enjoyable and technical at the same time. I would describe it as a graduate level text, but also useful at the two- and four-year level."

— Willie Whitfield, Ivy Tech State College

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Alcohol, Other Drugs and Addictions: A Professional Development Manual for Social Work and the Human Services  (ISBN-10: 0534641253 | ISBN-13: 9780534641252)

Designed to prepare students for the realities of working with clients affected by addictions, this text provides the necessary tools needed to competently translate addiction theory into practice. It offers a thorough examination of a range of models and perspectives for helping, and it encourages critical thinking to best match approaches with clients and situations. Presented in a work-text format, this book is full of cases, exercises, role-plays, and questions that encourage comprehension of concepts and application to practice.

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Student Supplements

Alcohol, Other Drugs and Addictions: A Professional Development Manual for Social Work and the Human Services  (ISBN-10: 0534641253 | ISBN-13: 9780534641252)

To help prepare you for the realities of working with clients affected by addictions, this beneficial text provides you with the necessary tools needed to competently translate addictions theory into practice. It offers a thorough examination of a range of models and perspectives for helping, and it encourages critical thinking to best match approaches with clients and situations. Presented in a work-text format, this book is full of cases, exercises, role-plays, and questions to increase your understanding of concepts and application to practice.

List Price = $125.95  | CengageBrain Price = $125.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $95.00