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KEY FEATURES: Unlike most literature related to behavioral health services for adolescents, this text is crafted specifically for the profession of counseling. Case scenarios address critical issues impacting today's adolescents including their characteristics, technology issues, diagnoses and typologies, special needs, and interventions involving treatment planning. Themes that are commonly faced by teens, including trauma, grief, loss, substance use, emotional issues, sexual development, and peers are covered. A diverse range of adolescents from both urban and non-urban settings are examined. This book addresses a broad audience that includes students in behavioral health training, counseling, and school programs; the practicing provider; and administrative/clinical supervisors and educators.

Chemical and Behavioral Addictions
Chapter 13 Chemical and Behavioral Addictions
Introduction

The profession of addiction counseling is a relatively new specialization area within the behavioral health profession. Throughout history, there have been “addiction counselors,” including physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, clergy, family therapists or individuals in recovery, and formally trained addiction counselors (Burrow-Sanchez, Lopez, & Slagle, 2008). Today, the profession has moved from a field that was dominated by mostly paraprofessionals and medical professionals to a field that predominantly consists of individuals with graduate ...

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