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Substance Abuse: Information for School Counselors, Social Workers, Therapists, and Counselors, 6th edition

  • Gary L. Fisher
  • Thomas C. Harrison

Published by Pearson (January 10th 2017) - Copyright © 2018

6th edition


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In an accessible writing style, Fisher and Harrison’s Substance Abuse: Information for School Counselors, Social Workers, Therapists and Counselors presents succinct, practical coverage of alcohol and other drug prevention, treatment, and recovery for generalist students, prospective mental health professionals, and allied professionals. It includes basic information on substances of abuse and focuses on clinically relevant knowledge on such topics as cultural competence, co-occurring disorders, other behavioral addictions, children and families, and ethics and confidentiality. Each chapter includes clinical application cases and questions for further discussion. The new edition includes a new chapter on “Co-Occurring Disorders and Other Special Populations,” new information on cultural competencies and intervening with special populations such as the elderly and LGBTQQI, and new information on risk factors for alcohol and other drugs for culturally and ethnically diverse populations.  


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Table of contents

Brief Table of Contents


Chapter 1    The Role of the Mental Health Professional in Prevention and Treatment

Chapter 2    Classification of Drugs

Chapter 3    Models of Addiction

Chapter 4    Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Populations

Chapter 5    Confidentiality and Ethical Issues

Chapter 6    Screening, Assessment, and Diagnosis

Chapter 7    Motivational Interviewing and Brief Interventions

Chapter 8    Treatment of Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD)

Chapter 9    Co-occurring Disorders and Other Special Populations

Chapter 10   Relapse Prevention and Recovery

Chapter 11   Twelve Step and Other Types of Support Groups

Chapter 12   Children and Families

Chapter 13   Adult Children and Codependency

Chapter 14   HIV/AIDS

Chapter 15   Gambling and Other Behavioral Addictions

Chapter 16   Prevention

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