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Chemical Dependency Counseling : A Practical Guide

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Chemical Dependency Counseling : A Practical Guide by Robert R. Perkinson, 9781412979214
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  • ISBN: 9781412979214 | 1412979218
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/1/2011
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This volume is the most comprehensive guide for counselors and front-line professionals who work with the chemically dependant in a variety of settings. It is a very basic introduction that guides the counselor through treatment from A to Z. It is also a popular core text for courses in addiction/substance abuse counseling. Presents the state-of-the-art tools necessary to deliver outstanding treatment and meet the highest standards demanded by accrediting bodies. Chapters cover the gamut of treatment issues, including developing the therapeutic alliance, screening, detoxification, biopsychosocial assessment, dual-diagnosis, patient orientation, treatment planning, individual therapy, group therapy, case management, crisis intervention, referral, record keeping, discharge planning, and referral. Author Robert R. Perkinson provides case studies and step-by-step instructions with clear explanations and procedures that counselors need to use in all phases of patient care. One of the key features of this volume is the inclusion of over 50 appendices, which includes screening questionnaires, scales, history assessments, personal recovery plans, in-patient and out-patient schedules, and many, many more. The new edition will add more appendicies and update existing ones. Inclusion of issues of diversity and working with diverse clients Discussion of new treatment for addiction with detailed plan New discussion of relapse triggers, including negative emotions, social pressure, interpersonal conflict and the recovery community. New discussion of co-occuring disorders


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