Providing clear guidance and advice, this volume outlines the steps which counselors and therapists can take, on a day-by-day basis, to help those who have problems with the use of alcohol. Velleman demonstrates that counselors and therapists need to approach clients in an individual manner, attempting to understand--hence helping the client to ...
Providing clear guidance and advice, this volume outlines the steps which counselors and therapists can take, on a day-by-day basis, to help those who have problems with the use of alcohol. Velleman demonstrates that counselors and therapists need to approach clients in an individual manner, attempting to understand--hence helping the client to understand--what they are doing and why they are doing it. In addition, the book examines the important topics of group therapy, relapse prevention, how to work with the family members of those with alcohol related problems, and the myths and facts surrounding problem drinkers. Taking a step-by-step approach supported by actual case studies and illustrations, this useful book will be invaluable to all practitioners working with clients suffering from the myriad problems associated with alcohol abuse. "This book is a welcome addition to the existing books on counselling for problem drinkers. It contains, for example, clear sections on the definition of an alcohol problem, with key points in the text being highlighted at the end of the chapter. Case examples are used in the descriptive account but the author has helpfully used the same case history, and the progression of this patient through counselling thus avoiding confusion." --Behaviour Research & Therapy "The book is well organized and laid out. . . . It is easy to read, and as such should appeal to a range of health care professionals who are engaged directly or indirectly in the recognition and treatment of clients with alcohol problems. . . . This is a useful guide to those wishing to embark on an understanding of the complex issues surrounding alcohol problems and how this is related tothe counselling process." --International Review of Psychiatry
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