Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide

ISBN-13: 9781506307343

ISBN-10: 1506307345

Author: Robert R. Perkinson

Edition: Fifth

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SAGE Publications, Inc
Paperback 744 pages
Chemistry, Engineering, Psychology
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Acknowledged author Robert R. Perkinson wrote Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide comprising 744 pages back in 2016. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 1506307345 and 9781506307343. Since then Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $48.49 or rent at the marketplace.


The best-selling Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide provides counselors and front-line mental health professionals with the information and skills they need to use evidence-based treatments, including motivational enhancement, cognitive behavioral therapy, skills training, medication, and 12-step facilitation. Guiding the counselor step by step through treatment, author Robert R. Perkinson presents state-of-the-art tools, forms, and tests necessary for client success while meeting the highest standards demanded by accrediting bodies. The Fifth Edition of this landmark text has been updated to include coverage of current topics of concern for counselors, including full compliance with DSM-5, new coverage of steps 6 – 12 in 12-step facilitation, discussions on synthetic and designer drugs, new psychotherapeutic medications, new survey data on patterns of use and abuse, a list of online recovery support groups for clients, and a new section on Recommendations for a Successful First Year in Recovery.