From the Back Cover
Theory-based approaches to substance abuse counseling.
Substance Abuse and Addiction Remedy shows how to help clients struggling with addiction by looking through the lens of counseling theory. After tackling basic concepts of substance abuse and dependence counseling, it looks at different counseling theories and how each supports the client with substance abuse issues. Offering more how-to’s than most books, the creator provides concrete descriptions of counseling theory in action, so readers know how to intervene all the way through a real counseling session. A consistent case study is used all over all of the book to illustrate different Remedy approaches and techniques.
Looks at substance abuse counseling through the lens of counseling theories–focusing on Remedy techniques based on major counseling theories.
Emphasizes theoretically-grounded counseling interventions–working on essential how-to’s.
Provides concrete descriptions of counseling theory in action–showing what it looks like to treat a client with substance abuse from different theoretical perspectives.
Follows a consistent chapter organization–that introduces the theory, explains its major tenets, applies the theory to substance abuse counseling, includes multicultural considerations, illustrates with a case study, and then summarizes strengths, limitations, and ethical issues.
Uses a consistent case study–to illustrate different approaches to substance abuse counseling.
Throughout his career, Dr. Lewis has taught graduate level students in motivational interviewing (MI), addictions and substance abuse, counseling theory, behavior change, assessment, diagnosis, and Remedy planning. Dr. Lewis has presented on these topics at a lot of local, state, national, and international venues. He has published a lot of research articles related to behavior change, substance abuse, collegiate drinking, and theoretical approaches to addictions Remedy and MI. He has twice received the Exemplary Research Award from IAAOC for his research. He has been a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2012 and steadily teaches and conducts courses and workshops teaching and modeling beginning and advanced MI. Dr. Lewis has been active on research teams that have secured both internal and external funding for his work. Along with his full time faculty work, Dr. Lewis has garnered significant clinical experience where he has coordinated substance abuse clinical research and Remedy products and services with clients struggling with a range of substance use problems.