“This second edition is a will have to for any therapist wanting a broader and more inclusive perspective on working with persons struggling with substance use. The additions, namely, the expansion of Circle of relatives diversity to include sexual and gender minorities, the neurobiology of addictions, motivational interviewing, ethics, expansion of remedy models and case application, offer a comprehensive text relevant for therapists-in-training and seasoned therapists seeking continuing education. Dr. Reiter’s years of wisdom as a therapist and academic is evident during the book and especially in the self-of-the Circle of relatives therapist chapter that addresses issues the most important for growth and sustenance. Highly really helpful!”
Joyce Baptist, PhD, LCMFT, Certified EMDR Therapist, Associate Professor, Kansas State University
“Down-to-earth and comprehensive, Substance Abuse and the Family (2nd ed.) permits you to grasp the nuts and bolts of assessing and treating individuals and families dealing with substance abuse issues. In this second edition, Reiter takes us to the crossroads of neurophysiological, genetic, cultural, ethical, relational, and risks factors of addiction. Providing hands on information for clinicians and students, Reiter exemplifies quite a lot of Circle of relatives therapy approaches that might contribute to the process of recovery. One of the most useful tools this book provides is applying each and every chapter’s concepts to a standard case, which helped bring the concepts to life.”
Jimena Castro, PhD, Assistant Professor, Our Lady of the Lake University
About the Author
Michael D. Reiter, PhD, is Professor of Circle of relatives Therapy in the Department of Circle of relatives Therapy of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Nova Southeastern University. Michael is a licensed marriage and Circle of relatives therapist and has authored eight previous textbooks, 18 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has presented at national and international conferences on quite a lot of aspects of Circle of relatives therapy.