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COUN 6204A Assessment in Counseling and 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 6204A Required Course Readings

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Abbott, M. W., & Volberg, R. A. (2006). The measurement of adult problem and pathological gambling. International Gambling Studies, 6(2), 175–200.

Alexander, D. (2003). A review of marijuana assessment dilemmas: Time for marijuana specific screening methods? Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 3(4), 5–28.

Alterman, A. I., Cacciola, J. S., Ivey, M. A., Coviello, D. M., Lynch, K. G., Dugosh, K. L., & Habing, B. (2010). Relationship of mental health and illness in substance abuse patients. Personality and Individual Differences, 49(8), 880–884.

Bashford, J., Flett, R., & Copeland, J. (2010). The Cannabis Use Problems Identification Test (CUPIT): Development, reliability, concurrent and predictive validity among adolescents and adults. Addiction, 105(4), 615–625.

Degenhardt, L., Bohnert, K. M., & Anthony, J. C. (2008). Assessment of cocaine and other drug dependence in the general population: 'Gated' versus 'ungated' approaches. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 93(3), 227–232.

Galanter, M., Dermatis, H., Bunt, G., Williams, C., Trujillo, M., & Steinke, P. (2007). Assessment of spirituality and its relevance to addiction treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 33(3), 257–264.

Griffiths, M. (2005). A ‘components’ model of addiction within a biopsychosocial framework. Journal of Substance Use, 10(4), 191–197.

Hagedorn, W. B., & Juhnke, G. A. (2005), Treating the sexually addicted client: Establishing a need for increased counselor awareness. Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, 25(2), 66–86.

Hendershot, C. S., Witkiewitz, K., George, W. H., & Marlatt, G. A. (2011). Relapse prevention for addictive behaviors. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 6(1), 17-33.

Hiebert, B. (1996). Using informal methods to assess client change. Guidance and Counseling, 11(4), 3–13.

Jernigan, D. H. (2012). Global alcohol producers, science, and policy: The case of the International Center for Alcohol Policies. American Journal of Public Health, 102(1), 80–89.

Jones, K. D. (2010). The unstructured clinical interview. Journal of Counseling & Development, 88(2), 220–226.

Juhnke, G. A., Vacc, N. A., Curtis, R. C., Coll, K. M., & Paredes, D. M. (2003). Assessment instruments used by addictions counselors. Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, 23(2), 66–72.

Matto, H. C. (2004). Applying an ecological framework to understanding drug addiction and recovery. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 4(3), 5–22.

McGue, M., Slutske, W., & Iacono, W. G. (1999). Personality and substance use disorders: II. Alcoholism versus drug use disorders. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 67(3), 394–404.

McKay, C. (2005). Double jeopardy: Older women and problem gambling. eCOMMUNITY: International Journal of Mental Health & Addiction, 3(2), 35–53.

McLellan, A. T., McKay, J. R., Forman. R., Cacclola, J., & Kemp, J. (2005). Reconsidering the evaluation of addiction treatment: From retrospective follow-up to concurrent recovery monitoring. Addiction, 100(4), 447–458.

McMain, S., & Ellery, M. (2008). Screening and assessment of personality disorders in addiction treatment settings. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 6(1), 20–31.

Patra, J., Giesbrecht, N., Rehm, J., Bekmuradov, D., & Popova, S. (2012). Are alcohol prices and taxes an evidence-based approach to reducing alcohol-related harm and promoting public health and safety? A literature review. Contemporary Drug Problems, 39(1), 7–48.

Roberts-Lewis, A. C., Welch-Brewer, C. L., Jackson, M. S., Kirk, R., & Pharr, O. M. (2010). Assessing change in psychosocial functioning of incarcerated girls with a substance use disorder: Gender sensitive substance use intervention. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 49(7), 479–494.

Sampson, J. P., Jr., Kolodinsky, R. W., & Greeno, B. P. (1997). Counseling on the information highway: Future possibilities and potential problems. Journal of Counseling & Development, 75(3), 203–212.

Sedlacek, W. E. (1994). Issues in advancing diversity through assessment. Journal of Counseling and Development, 72(5), 549–553.

Stevens, M., & Young, M. (2010). Independent correlates of reported gambling problems amongst indigenous Australians. Social Indicators Research, 98(1), 147–166.

Stewart, J. B. (2002). Using the culture grid in culture-centered assessment. Guidance and Counseling, 18(1), 10–16.

Urbina, S. (2005). Standardized testing. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of human development (pp. 1218–1219). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Vinson, D. C., Kruse, R. L., & Seale, J. (2007). Simplifying alcohol assessment: Two questions to identify alcohol use disorders. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 31(8), 1392–1398.

Wu, L.-T., Pan, J.-J., Blazer, D. G., Tai, B., Brooner, R. K., Stitzer, M. L., Patkar, A. A., & Blaine, J. D. (2009). The construct and measurement equivalence of cocaine and opioid dependences: A National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 103(3), 114–123.


Other Readings

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