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Substance Abuse Counseling 5th Edition

Judith A. Lewis, Robert Q. Dana, Gregory A. Blevins

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2011
  • 304 Pages


SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING, Fifth Edition, is at the cutting edge of the addiction field, combining a focus on the most current empirical studies with a firm belief that clients must be treated with a collaborative and respectful approach. These core values lay the basis for individualized treatment planning, attention to the client's social environment, a multicultural perspective, and a recognition that client advocacy is part of the counselor's role. Authors Lewis, Dana, and Blevins believe strongly that clients differ not only in the specific behaviors and consequences associated with their drug use but also in culture, gender, social environments, physical concerns, mental health, and a host of other variables. Using an integrated approach, the authors describe innovative methods for meeting clients' needs through personalized assessment, treatment planning, and behavior change strategies, showing students how to select the most effective treatment modalities for each client. Updated with new references, this edition features a stronger emphasis on motivational interviewing, expanded material on ethical considerations, coverage of cultural and diversity considerations in every chapter, and digital downloads of key forms that appear throughout the text.

Judith A. Lewis, Governors State University

Dr. Judith A. Lewis, late, was Professor and Chair of Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health at Governors State University. She retired in 2008. She served as president of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors and was a formative contributor to the substance abuse field for many years.

Robert Q. Dana, University of Maine, Orono

Robert Q. Dana (Ed.D., Vanderbilt University) is Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at the University of Maine, where he also teaches courses on addictions and is a member of the graduate faculty. He has direct responsibility for all campus life programs including Greek Life, Alcohol and Drug Education Residence Life, Counseling Services and campus-wide crisis management services. Dr. Dana spent a substantial part of his career as an addictive behaviors researcher and practitioner. He writes frequently on substance abuse and has conducted numerous studies on epidemiology and etiology of alcohol and other drug abuse. He has served as an extramural reviewer for state and federal agencies and as a journal reviewer for Addictive Behaviors.

Gregory A. Blevins, Governors State University

Gregory A. Blevins (Ph.D., Western Michigan University) is a retired Professor Emeritus from the College of Health and Human Services at Governors State University. He held positions as the Assistant Dean of the college, Chair of the Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health Department and full Professor of Addictions Studies. He completed the Specialty Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse in 1974 and his doctorate in Sociology in 1979. Dr. Blevins is a founder and life member of the International Coalition for Substance Abuse Educators and has served as a trainer for the Bemidji Area Office of Indian Health Services since 1988.
  • Coverage of ethical considerations has been greatly expanded throughout the text, beginning in Chapter 1 with practice recommendations and formal ethical codes. Ethical considerations are also discussed where relevant in the practice-oriented chapters.
  • Information and materials on social justice and multiculturalism are expanded throughout this edition. All cases have been reworked to respect multicultural perspectives.
  • Chapter 2, “Drugs and Their Effects,” has been thoroughly revised to make material more accessible to readers and more clearly differentiate drugs and their effects.
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI) is emphasized throughout the book. A completely updated and revised Chapter 3 on MI explains concepts and practices, and includes examples from such divergent fields as criminal justice, health care, and family therapy.
  • Chapter 6, “Empowering Clients Through Group Work,” has been thoroughly updated to include additional new practical information on conducting groups.
  • Discussion of relapse prevention has been expanded around the basis of cognitive-behavioral models and mindfulness approaches, and other examples of approaches to relapse prevention have been added.
  • Digital Download notations throughout the text identify key forms and other useful tools that are available on the text's website for downloading and use in the classroom and in practice.
  • The authors suggest a number of action strategies that students can use when working with individuals, groups, or families.
  • Topics such as prevention, counseling, and relapse issues within the continuum of care are discussed in great detail.
  • Multicultural perspectives are infused throughout the book (i.e., in the assessment chapter), reflecting the most current information on the subject.
  • SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING provides counseling strategies and skills for working with clients, offering explanations and examples of personalized treatment plans and behavior change strategies.
  • Useful assessment instruments, which appear in the text and particularly in the appendices, are available for you to use and reproduce. Instruments include a guided interview for substance abuse histories, a behavioral assessment interview form, and several standardized questionnaires. These instruments are available for download on the instructor companion website.
1. Substance Abuse Counseling for the 21st Century.
2. Drugs and Their Effects.
3. Motivational Interviewing.
4. Assessment and Treatment Planning.
5. Helping Clients Change.
6. Empowering Clients Through Group Work.
7. Maintaining Change in Substance Use Behaviors.
8. Working with Families.
9. Program Planning and Evaluation.
10. Preventing Substance Abuse.
A. Psychosocial and Substance Use History.
B. Initial Behavioral Assessment and Functional Analysis.
C. Comprehensive Drinker Profile.
D. Family Drinking Survey.
E. Useful Websites.
F. Valuable Treatment Manuals.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781305358591
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