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Counselling for Alcohol Problems : Therapy in Practice - Dr. Richard D.B. Velleman

Counselling for Alcohol Problems

Therapy in Practice

Paperback Published: 18th January 2011
ISBN: 9781848601505
Number Of Pages: 208

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This revised and updated third edition is a highly practical guide to the steps that counselors can take on a day-to-day basis to help those who have problems with their use of alcohol. It is the key book recommended by most alcohol counseling courses in the UK, including the Scottish national alcohol counselors training scheme.

This highly acclaimed text provides clear guidance for counselors 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. The book has been thoroughly revised to take into account the current political, social and counseling context surrounding alcohol use. It now includes a wider range of case-studies and many new ideas which will help students and trainees develop the skills and strategies they need for working with their clients.

Backed up with detailed case studies and useful resource material, the Third Edition of this bestselling text will continue to be invaluable for all practitioners, both those specializing in work with alcohol misusers and those who encounter problem drinkers in the context of a more general counseling practice.


'A terrific text for courses that train counsellors to deal with alcohol problems, this book is destined to become a classic text in the field. I highly recommend it!'
Timothy J. O'Farrell, Chief, Families and Addiction Program
Harvard Medical School

'The book remains reeking of alcohol in every page and useful for one human being to help another human being using ideas, strategies and skills that are not only evidence based but full of wisdom.'

John Marletta, Alcohol Focus Scotland
John Marletta
Alcohol Focus Scotland

Understanding Alcohol Problems
Therapeutic Approaches
Helping People with Alcohol Problems
The Process of Counselling and the Cycle of Change
Specific Issues Concerning Alcohol
Preventing and Dealing with Relapse
Working with Groups
Other Important Topics
Dealing with Difficult Situations
'Dual Diagnosis' or 'Co-Morbidity' - Co-Existing Problems: Working with People with More Than One Problem
Myths and Facts about Problem Drinkers
Relatives of Problem Drinkers
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ISBN: 9781848601505
ISBN-10: 1848601506
Series: Therapy in Practice
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 18th January 2011
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 17.1  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised