Counselling for Alcohol Problems

Author: Richard Velleman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446209881
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Counselling for Alcohol Problems, third edition, is a practical and bestselling guide to working with people who have problems with their use of alcohol. It is the key book recommended by most alcohol counselling courses in the UK, including the Scottish national alcohol counsellors training scheme. The author provides clear guidance for counsellors and demonstrates the need to treat every client as an individual, attempting to understand and therefore enable the client to understand, what they are doing and why. This new edition includes: - New content on the current political, social and counselling context surrounding alcohol use - A wider range of case-studies - New ideas that help students and trainees develop the skills and strategies they need for working with their clients - Further guidance for generic or non-alcohol counsellors who face alcohol problems with their clients. This third edition is an invaluable resource for practitioners, both those specialising in work with alcohol misusers and those who encounter problem drinkers in the context of a more general counselling practice.

Counselling the Person Beyond the Alcohol Problem

Author: Richard Bryant-Jefferies
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843100027
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Through his work with problem drinkers, Richard Bryant-Jefferies has developed a person-centred approach to counselling that encourages a change of lifestyle. This work shows how client-focused counselling can support problem drinkers.

Counselling Older People with Alcohol Problems

Author: Lesley Wilson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857003195
Format: PDF
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Alcohol misuse is becoming an increasingly significant issue for people aged 55 and over, and providing effective counselling services to this growing client group requires a unique and specialised approach. This practical guide explores the factors that differentiate older drinkers, and introduces an innovative person-centred model that will help counsellors and other healthcare professionals to give older people with alcohol problems the help and support they need. Older people with alcohol problems often have complex personal histories, and are particularly vulnerable to long-term dependency, social isolation and self-medication. This book explores the influences, patterns and triggers that affect the development and progression of alcohol dependency in this age group, and provides a detailed description of a theoretical model and therapeutic process that has proved successful in practice. Informative case studies demonstrate the approach in action and guidance is also given for working with clients with dementia or mental health problems. This book will prove an invaluable resource for counsellors and other healthcare professionals who encounter alcohol problems in their clinical practice, including clinical psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists and community psychiatric nurses.

Problem Drinking

Author: Richard Bryant-Jefferies
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857759297
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book provides a new realism in understanding the world of alcohol counselling. It uses dialogue to enable the reader to appreciate the nature of counselling a person with an alcohol problem through the application of person-centred counselling theory. It provides deep insights into what goes on in counselling sessions and how this links into the counsellor's own supervision. It is essential reading for all counselling trainers, supervisors and trainees, provides useful approaches and frameworks for other caring professions, and includes many valuable insights for clients themselves. 'The intention of Radcliffe's new Living Therapy series is to enable the reader to enter imaginatively into the therapeutic processes and thereby to acquire an experiential knowledge which can seldom be obtained through the more conventional text-book. This book succeeds impressively in this aim'- Professor Brian Thorne, Emeritus Professor of Counselling, University of East Anglia and Co-founder, The Norwich Centre 'This book is full of useful information for those working with alcohol problems, on when and how to discuss drinking patterns and on how to convey information on alcohol and its effects.' - Alistair Sutherland, Director, Drug and Alcohol Services, South Staffordshire Healthcare NHS Trust 'This tremendous contribution to professionals working in the addiction field is bound to have an effect in decreasing stigma towards individuals with alcohol problems by the examples and problems so well described by the author in this book. A 'must read' for all professionals counselling persons with alcohol problems!'- Professor Dana Murphy-Parker, Professor of Nursing, Arizona Western College, USA; Chair of the Education Committee for the International Nurses Society on Addictions

Counselling for Alcohol Problems CAP a Lay Counsellor delivered Brief Psychological Treatment for Harmful Drinking in Men in Primary Care in India a Randomised Controlled Trial

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Background: Although structured psychological treatments are recommended as first-line interventions for harmful drinking, only a small fraction of people globally receive these treatments because of poor access in routine primary care. We assessed the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Counselling for Alcohol Problems (CAP), a brief psychological treatment delivered by lay counsellors to patients with harmful drinking attending routine primary health-care settings. Methods: In this randomised controlled trial, we recruited male harmful drinkers defined by an Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) score of 12–19 who were aged 18–65 years from ten primary health centres in Goa, India. We excluded patients who needed emergency medical treatment or inpatient admission, who were unable to communicate clearly, and who were intoxicated at the time of screening. Participants were randomly allocated (1:1) by trained health assistants based at the primary health centres to enhanced usual care (EUC) alone or EUC combined with CAP, in randomly sized blocks of four to six, stratified by primary health centre, and allocation was concealed with use of sequential numbered opaque envelopes. Physicians providing EUC and those assessing outcomes were masked. Primary outcomes were remission (AUDIT score of

Introduction to Alcoholism Counseling

Author: Jerome David Levin
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781560323556
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Alcoholism counsellors must have multiple models - both in research methodology and in psychodynamic formulation - with which to organise and comprehend data. With this in mind, the author has updated and expanded material in this second edition.

Client Preferences in Counselling for Alcohol Problems A Qualitative Investigation

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Abstract: Background: Incorporating client expectations and preferences into the counselling process can lead to more positive outcomes and lower rates of dropout. Aim: The aim of this study was to explore preferences for counselling held by clients prior to the commencement of therapy. Method: Semi‐structured interviews were conducted with five clients seeking help from an alcohol counselling service and analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Findings: Each client described a distinctive individual preference profile. While holding clear preferences for what would be helpful in counselling, clients were also open to new possibilities. They possessed a personal understanding of why certain activities and types of relationship might be helpful for them, and an appreciation of the types of therapeutic process that might lead them to quit therapy. Conclusions: These findings suggest that clients are able to articulate their preferences, when offered the opportunity, and that qualitative methods have the potential to open up new understanding of the structure and meaning of preferences from the point of view of the client.

Addiction

Author: Bill Reading
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9781861563330
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Introduction to Chemical Dependency Counseling

Author: Jerome David Levin
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 9780765702890
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This book is a basic resource of knowledge about alcoholism and drug addiction. The authors cover the scientific and clinical aspects of chemical dependency in a balanced way with case vignettes to illustrate clinical issues. The book is suitable for a number of student needs. Students preparing for the Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) examination will find topics discussed that are drawn from the certification examination requirements. The text can stand as a main source for college-level courses in addictions or chemical dependancy in the mental health health programs, and can be used as a college or stand-alone introduction to chemical dependancy and counseling. Psychologists, social workers, clergy, and other professional counselors who wish to supplement their knowledge about chemical dependancy will find this text serves as a valuable reference. After an introduction to the general problems of substance abuse counseling, the authors delineate the different types of drugs and their effects, organize the relevant information used in the assessment and diagnosis of addictions, integrate knowledge of human development with causes of dependancy and addiction, and explore the impact of addiction on health and the family. They then focus on the principles of chemical abuse counseling, including treatment planning, the different schools of counseling, how to understand and manage relapse, and special populations. They conclude with ethical considerations involved in treating chemical abusers. The authors believe that chemical dependency counseling is the only profession that treats substance abuse as a primary disorder and disease with its own causes, course, progression and complication. Chemical dependency counseling must deal with and absorb a complex and intriguing web of fact and theory drawn from sciences, medicine, and other fields. But the practical side of chemical dependency counseling remains an art and a science. This book offers a whole set of specific techniques