By Ford Brook, Bill McHenry
"Written as an advent to the sphere of dependancy counseling, this article covers
the basic wisdom, knowing, and abilities essential to counsel
people who're being affected by habit. Drs. Brooks and McHenry provide
a undemanding, compassionate, and holistic method of remedy and
recovery, from the most important theoretical underpinnings, to review and
diagnosis, to relapse prevention and spirituality. With a spotlight on current
clinical functions and how-tos, this ebook is perfect either for grasp s-level
addictions classes and for psychological well-being clinicians.
Topics addressed contain cultural and gender concerns, together with paintings with
LGBT consumers; drug classifications and referral; evaluation, analysis, and
interview thoughts; the continuum from nonuse to dependancy; paintings in
college/university, institution, and community/mental future health organisation settings;
developmental ways in therapy; the position of the kinfolk; grief and
loss in dependancy; team counseling; relapse and restoration; spirituality and
support teams; addictions education, certification, and ethics; and the
importance of counselor self-care.
A accomplished evaluation of the way dependancy happens, is classed, and
details at the neurobiological facets of habit and important
updates concerning the DSM-5, trauma, and opiate treatment
Case examples that deliver substance abuse and habit counseling
Exploration questions and prompt actions in every one bankruptcy"
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As adolescents and adults present for counseling and treatment, counselors will want to be aware that the issue of being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender is an important aspect to be addressed. 33 A Contemporary Approach to Substance Use Disorders and Addiction Counseling Implications for Counseling Counselors have a responsibility to provide effective treatment and counseling services to those seeking services, regardless of culture or minority status (Maccio & Doueck, 2002). Counselors must first examine their feelings, biases, and judgments when working with all clients and specifically their own attitudes toward gay and lesbian clients (Maccio & Doueck, 2002).
Counselors may find Asian clients more comfortable in expressing feelings individually rather than in a group, particularly if very few group members are from Asian culture. Counselors will benefit their Asian clients by seeking to understand the hierarchy that exists in many Asian families and appreciating the impact this may have on treatment planning. Wall, Shea, Chan, and Carr (2001) found that adolescents with higher levels of ALDH2 (aldehyde, dehydrogenase gene) were less likely to exhibit alcohol and tobacco use on a regular basis.
Respect of elders and a hierarchical structure within the family are aspects of the collectivist nature of this culture (Diller, 2004). Emotional and personal restraint, along with discipline and the avoidance of bringing shame to the family at all costs, are important cultural values for this population (Sue & Sue, 2013). Asian American and Pacific Islanders: Implications for Counseling Understanding that addiction to chemicals brings about feelings of shame and embarrassment, Asian clients may be doubly affected by the shame addiction brings, not only to them but also to their families.