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Addictions Counseling (Revised and Updated Edition) by Diane Doyle Pita

By Diane Doyle Pita

This entirely revised and up-to-date version of Addictions Counseling is broadly learn via specialist counselors in addition to ministers, lecturers, and nurses. subject matters comprise the counselor's position in restoration, remedy ways, and pattern treatment options.

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It is always at the request of the client as no one can properly be ‘sent’ for counselling. By listening attentively and patiently the counsellor can begin to perceive the difficulties from the client’s point of view and can help them to see things more clearly, possibly from a different perspective. Counselling is a way of enabling choice* or change* or of reducing confusion. It does not involve giving advice or directing a client to take a particular course of action. Counsellors do not judge or exploit their clients in any way.

So, will tomorrow’s entry-level counsellors eventually need generic counselling degrees? Such proposals, mainly concentrated on counsellor-training quality assurance issues, have been made before and they certainly have attracted screams of anguish from some sectors of the counselling community. Spirited defences of the ‘anti-formal training’ viewpoint can be found, for example, in the online Ipnosis journal (Postle, 1999–2008). g. Musgrave, 2007 and many others) that has grave doubts about the feasibility of teaching counselling in any sort of an objective or measurable sense.

What were the alternatives and why have we rejected them? In order to be able make sensible choices about treatment methods, it is clearly necessary that: Counsellors and psychotherapists need to know the ‘people theories’ (personality theories) that underpin the various treatment styles. The essential point being made here is that practitioners who provide therapy without appreciating the supporting theoretical backgrounds are, in effect, fighting with one hand tied behind their backs. That is why all counsellors and psychotherapists would find it very illuminating to ask themselves: What makes people tick?

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