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COUN 6103A Introduction to Addiction: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

COUN 6103A Required Course Readings


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Andreas, D., Ja, D. Y., & Wilson, S. (2010). Peers reach out supporting peers to embrace recovery (PROSPER): A center for substance abuse treatment recovery community services program. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 28(3), 326–338. 

Arnold, R. M., Avants, S. K., Margolin, A., & Marcotte, D. (2002). Patient attitudes concerning the inclusion of spirituality into addiction treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 23(4), 319–326.

Bogo, M., Paterson, J., Tufford, L., & King, R. (2011). Interprofessional clinical supervision in mental health and addiction: Toward identifying common elements. The Clinical Supervisor, 30(1), 124–140.

Breslin, K. T., Reed, M. R., & Malone, S. B. (2003). An holistic approach to substance abuse treatment. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 35(2), 247–251.

Bullington, B. (2004). Drug policy reform and its detractors: The United States as the elephant in the closet. Journal of Drug Issues, 34(3), 687–721.

Cummins, P. N., Massey, L., & Jones, A. (2007). Keeping ourselves well: Strategies for promoting and maintaining counselor wellness. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, 46(1), 35–49.

Emerson, S., & Markos, P. A. (1996). Signs and symptoms of the impaired counselor. Journal of Humanistic Education & Development, 34(3), 108–118.

Hansen, J. T. (2009). Self-awareness revisited: Reconsidering a core value of the counseling profession. Journal of Counseling & Development, 87(2), 186–193.

Harrison, R. L., & Westwood, M. J. (2009). Preventing vicarious traumatization of mental health therapists: Identifying protective practices. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, and Training, 46(2), 203–219.

Kelly, J. F., Stout, R. L., Magill, M., Tonigan, J. S., & Pagano, M. E. (2010). Mechanisms of behavior change in alcoholics anonymous: Does Alcoholics Anonymous lead to better alcohol use outcomes by reducing depression symptoms? Addiction, 105(4), 626–636.

Kissman, K., & Maurer, L. (2002). East meets west: Therapeutic aspects of spirituality in health, mental health, and addiction recovery. International Social Work, 45(1), 35–43.

Lambert, M. T. (2002). Linking mental health and addiction services: A continuity-of-care team model. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 29(4), 433–444.

Ludwikowski, W. M. A., Vogel, D. A., & Armstrong, P. I. (2009). Attitudes toward career counseling: The role of public and self-stigma. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 56(3), 408–416.

Miller, G., Scarborough, J., Clark, C., Leonard, J. C., & Keziah, T. B. (2010). The need for national credentialing standards for addiction counselors. Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, 30(2), 50–57.

Murphy, D. (2005). A qualitative study into the experience of mandatory personal therapy during training. Counselling & Psychotherapy Research, 5(1), 27–32.

Pagano, M. E., Post, S. G., & Johnson, S. M. (2010). Alcoholics Anonymous-related helping and the helper therapy principle. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 29(1), 23-34. 

Scott, C. G. (2000). Ethical issues in addiction counseling. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 43(4), 209–214.

Spruill, D. A., & Benshoff, J. M. (1996). The future is now: Promoting professionalism among counselors-in-training. Journal of Counseling & Development, 74(5), 468–471.

White, W. L. (2010). Nonclinical addiction recovery support services: History, rationale, models, potentials, and pitfalls. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 28(3), 256–272. 

Other Readings

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