KEY FEATURES: A unique focus on the theories of addiction helps fill a gap in the literature that allows readers to connect theory to practice. A single case study explored from multiple perspectives allows students to compare all approaches applied to client situations. Sidebars with classroom discussion questions and activities assist students in further exploration of the theories. A list of resources concludes each chapter to encourage continued learning.
Chapter 10: Transtheoretical Model for Change
It is hard to imagine that any form of addiction counseling could be successful without the client experiencing some kind of transformational change. Change is essential to the recovery process, but what exactly contributes to a client's ability to change? Whereas it is true that life involves a certain amount of change whether it is wanted or not, it is also true that there is much in our clients' lives that is beyond their ability to change or control. Harnessing the ability to engender change in our clients is ultimately what counseling and therapy is all about.
The question of what exactly contributes to ...