Clinical Work with Substance-Abusing Clients, Second Edition

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Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner
Guilford Publications, 2004 M08 31 - 494 pages
Newly revised and expanded, the second edition of this widely adopted text serves as a practical guide to working with substance users and their families in a variety of clinical contexts. Expert contributors present widely used assessment and treatment approaches together with detailed recommendations for intervening with specific substances and meeting the needs of different populations. Restructured and thoroughly updated to reflect current developments in research, practice, and policy, the second edition features six entirely new chapters. The section on clinical populations has been augmented with coverage of older adults and lesbian, gay, and bisexual substance abusers. Other new chapters cover applications of motivational techniques, harm reduction, and strategies for working with involuntary clients.

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Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner, DSW, LCSW, is Professor at the Shirley M. Ehrenkranz School of Social Work at New York University, where she is also Director of the Post-Master's Program in the Treatment of Alcohol- and Drug-Abusing Clients. She was a Fulbright Senior Scholar to Israel in 2003; Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva, Israel, in January 2002; and Visiting Professor at the Omsk State Pedagogical University in Siberia, Russia, in the spring of 2000. Dr. Straussner has authored and edited numerous publications dealing with substance abuse and is the founding editor of the new Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions. She has served on the National Center on Substance Abuse Treatment panel on workforce issues and is a founding board member of the New York State Institute for Professional Development in Addictions. She serves as a consultant to various hospitals, agencies, and other organizations in New York and lectures on a variety of topics throughout the United States and abroad. She also has a private therapeutic and supervisory practice in New York City.

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