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.

Constructivist Approaches to Addiction Counseling: Feminist, Womanist, and Narrative Theories
15 Constructivist approaches to addiction counseling: Feminist, womanist, and narrative theories
Pamela S. Lassiter Anneliese A. Singh Taryne M. Mingo

The field of addiction counseling began embedded within a white, Western, and mostly male framework. For instance, the founder and attendees of the original meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous were mostly white men. Although the field of addiction counseling has evolved in many ways since that time in terms of attention to women's concerns and people of color, important components of this evolution can be attributed to feminist critiques of the addiction field and the call for attention to women's issues in general. In ...

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