Grief Work in Addictions Counseling

Editor : Susan R. Furr, Editor : Kathryn Hunsucker

Grief Work in Addictions Counseling

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : March 2022
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 300
  • Category :
    Addictions
  • Category 2 :
    Grief and Bereavement
  • Catalogue No : 96269
  • ISBN 13 : 9780367538569
  • ISBN 10 : 0367538563
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Grief Work in Addictions Counseling is a book for practitioners and students in the field of substance abuse counseling who encounter grief and loss issues with clients recovering from addiction.

Enlightening the reader about loss, its relation to addiction, and the need to grieve these losses, this book provides specific strategies and techniques that readers can apply to both individual clients and counseling groups. Chapters address multicultural themes to help clinicians design treatments that will meet the needs of diverse genders, sexual orientations, cultures, ages, and spiritual orientations.

This book is useful both for professionals and as a supplemental textbook for students preparing to become addictions counselors.

Reviews and Endorsements

"On the market today there is an abundance of books addressing grief and loss. Some focus on assisting mental health counselors in their practices and others are self-help focused. Grief Work in Addictions Counseling is unique. It focuses on grief work applied to addiction counseling, a focus that has long been needed. It is a valuable tool for both addiction professionals and individuals in addiction recovery." - Kirk Bowden, PhD, chair of the Addiction and Substance Use Disorders Program at Rio Salado College, president of the International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors, and past president of NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals.

About the Editor(s)

Susan R. Furr is a professor in the Department of Counseling at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of full-time practice as a counselor. Her areas of interest include suicide and crisis intervention as well as grief counseling, where she has published research on losses related to addictions.

Kathryn Hunsucker is a licensed clinical mental health counselor and supervisor and licensed clinical addictions specialist who has worked in outpatient treatment programs, hospitals, disaster services, and state/local government with children, youth, families, adults, and geriatrics with mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disabilities.

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