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Substance Abuse Information for School Counselors, Social Workers, Therapists and Counselors

ISBN-10: 0133155412

ISBN-13: 9780133155419

Edition: 5th 2013

Authors: Gary L. Fisher, Thomas C. Harrison

List price: $146.73
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An overview of substance abuse for generalist students, prospective mental health professionals, and allied professionals. Providing a comprehensive overview of the substance abuse field, Substance Abuse: Information for School Counselors, Social Workers, Therapists and Counselors, Fifth Edition combines the accessible writing style and succinct, practical topical coverage that have made it a market-leading resource for generalist students, prospective mental health professionals, and allied professionals. Continuing to cover basic pharmacology, models of addiction, assessment and diagnosis, cultural issues, intervention, treatment, recovery, support groups, children and families, other addictions, prevention, and confidentiality in its applied and concise style, this latest edition of Substance Abuse contains expanded coverage of screening and brief interventions, recovery oriented systems of care, spirituality and other current topics as well as a new chapter dedicated to motivational interviewing.
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Book details

List price: $146.73
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/1/2012
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 400
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Gary L. Fisher received his Ph.D. in Applied Educational Psychology (Neuropsychological Assessment) from the University of Washington.nbsp; He is Professor of Health and Human Services at the University of Nevada, Reno, and the former Director of the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies.nbsp; He has been a Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, since 1983, and has also worked as a school psychologist in school districts within the state of Washington.nbsp; He has published articles, book chapters, and books and given national presentations on learning disabilities and on substance abuse, including (with T.C. Harrison) Substance Abuse: Information for School Counselors, Social Workers, Therapists, and Counselors, Third Edition (Pearson, 2005) and his forthcoming Rethinking Our War on Drugs: Candid Talk about Controversial Issues (Praeger, in press).nbsp; He is a Nevada Licensed Psychologist and Drug and Alcohol Counselor and received the 1999 "Author of the Year Award" from the National Board of Addiction Examiners.

Gary L. Fisher is Professor in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno. He was the founder and first director of the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies where he developed undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education activities for addiction counselors, prevention specialists, and allied professionals. Dr. Fisher's career has spanned 38 years and includes work as a private practice clinician and a public school psychologist. In addition to this textbook, he is the author of Rethinking Our War on Drugs: Candid Talk about Controversial Issues (2006), the senior editor of the Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery (2009), and the author of Understanding Why Addicts are Not All Alike: Recognizing the Types and How Their Differences Affect Intervention and Treatment (2011).Thomas Harrison is Associate Dean in the College of Education and Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. He developed the initial drug testing program for the University of Florida Athletic Department and has been a consultant for the State of Nevada Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Dr. Harrison's career has spanned 35 years in the field, including private counseling, sports psychology, and consulting practice. He is the author of Consultation for Contemporary Helping Professionals (2004) and several articles in professional journals.