Foundations of Addictions Counseling, Pearson New International Edition (2e) : 9781292041940

Foundations of Addictions Counseling, Pearson New International Edition (2e)

Capuzz, Stauffer
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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For students taking courses in substance abuse and addictions counseling.


A practical collection of tools and strategies for prospective addictions counselors that includes a solid foundation of research, theory, and history.


Practical and comprehensive, Foundations of Addiction Counseling explores an array of techniques and skills that a new practitioner will need in the real world while providing a thorough review of the research, theory, and history of addiction counseling. With chapters written by expert scholars, this text covers many topics in-depth often ignored by other comparable books, such as professional issues in addictions counseling, the assessment of client strengths, gender issues in substance abuse, working in rehabilitation centers, and working with clients with disabilities.

This edition of this unique text offers prospective counselors the tools and strategies they will need for working with general and special populations, including assessment tools, strategies for outpatient and inpatient treatment, information about maintenance and relapse prevention, and counseling strategies for couples, families, children, adolescents, college students, and recovering addicts. The revised edition includes expanded discussions on a number of topics, new case studies, and completely updated resources and web references.

Table of contents
  • CHAPTER 1 History and Etiological Models of Addiction
  • CHAPTER 2 Substance Addiction 
  • CHAPTER 3 Process Addictions
  • CHAPTER 4 Important Professional Issues in Addictions Counseling
  • CHAPTER 5 Introduction to Assessment
  • CHAPTER 6 Assessment and Diagnosis of Addictions
  • CHAPTER 7 Motivational Interviewing
  • CHAPTER 8 Psychotherapeutic Approaches
  • CHAPTER 9 Co-occurring Disorders and Addictions Treatment
  • CHAPTER 10 Group Therapy for Treatment of Addictions
  • CHAPTER 11 Addiction Pharmacotherapy
  • CHAPTER 12 12-Step Facilitation of Treatment
  • CHAPTER 13 Maintenance and Relapse Prevention
  • CHAPTER 14 Alcohol Addiction and Families
  • CHAPTER 15 Persons with Disabilities and Addictions
  • CHAPTER 16 Substance Abuse Prevention Programs for Children, Adolescents, and College Students
  • CHAPTER 17 Cross-Cultural Counseling: Engaging Ethnic Diversity
  • CHAPTER 18 Gender and Addictions
  • CHAPTER 19 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Affirmative Addictions Treatment
New to this edition

  • Case study sidebars and quick fact sidebars add a visual dimension that increases readability and interest for students.
  • A new separate chapter on process addictions such as sexual addictions, gambling addictions, work addictions, and buying addictions offers readers a more comprehensive and in-depth look at non-ingestive addictions.
  • An expanded discussion of professional issues in addictions counseling gives prospective addiction counselors more pertinent information about their future field.
  • A greater emphasis on clinical interviewing helps students better understand the importance of clinical interviewing in assessment.
  • An updated and revised chapter on addiction prevention presents students with updated information on prevention programming for children and teens and adds new material on prevention programs on college campuses.
  • A revised chapter on cross-cultural counseling presents a practitioner-focused approach to engaging ethnic diversity in the process of addictions counseling. Will engage the readership in a more dynamic and practical manner.
  • New case studies located throughout the text add to the readability and practicality of the textbook.
  • Updated references and URL locations provide readers with the most current information and resources.

Features & benefits

  • Unique chapters on the assessment of client resources and strengths (Ch. 5) and gender issues in addiction counseling (Ch. 15) cover topics rarely addressed in other comparable addictions counseling texts.
  • A complete chapter on working in rehabilitation centers and with clients with disabilities (Ch. 17) will help all perspective students, especially those with an interest in a rehabilitation specialization.
  • A complete chapter on motivational interviewing (Ch. 6) explores the most widely used treatment approach in addiction counseling.