1st Edition

Substance Abuse Assessment and Diagnosis
A Comprehensive Guide for Counselors and Helping Professionals

ISBN 9781583913673
Published October 25, 2002 by Routledge
240 Pages

USD $48.95

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Book Description

Substance abuse counseling has gone beyond being viewed as optional training; instead it is fast becoming an essential part of the education of helping professionals. In this book, Dr. Gerald Juhnke presents an innovative, practical model to be used in the assessment and diagnosing of substance abuse and related co-morbid disorders.

Substance Abuse Assessment and Diagnosis includes practical "nuts and bolts" direction on how to facilitate a thorough, multi-tiered substance abuse assessment. This book uniquely incorporates detailed examples of how to use individual and significant other clinical interviews, including the CAGE, SUBSTANCE -Q, etc, standardized specialty instruments, drug detection types, and personality instruments to accomplish this feat. This is the only book of its kind that provides practical detail on how to use and score these varied assessment instruments-including the newest "cornerstone instruments," the MMPI-2, the SASSI-3 and the recently released SASSI-A2.

Students and practitioners alike will benefit from this comprehensive volume on the assessment and diagnosis of substance abuse.

Table of Contents

Preface. General Clinical Interviews, Standardized Specialty, Drug Detection and Personality. The DSM-IV-TR-Multiaxial System and Common Substance-Related Disorders. Tier One of the CLISD-PA Model: Individual Clinical Interviews. Significant Other Interviews: Promoting and Understanding Change Through Others. Standardized Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Specialty Assessment Instruments and Drug Detection Testing Introduction: Psychometric Fundamentals. Personality Assessment and Therapeutic Feedback. Conclusion.

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Gerald A. Juhnke, Ed.D., is Associate Professor in the School of Education, Department of Counseling and Educational Development, and clinical director of the Counseling and Consulting Clinic at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


"Dr. Juhnke's work on the assessment and diagnosis of substance abuse and dependence brings together a wealth of knowledge and application in a manner both needed and never before provided in a single text." -- C. Dennis Simpson, Ed.D., Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Western Michigan University
"Dr. Juhnke has written an important text for the twenty-first century, destined to be a standard. The book provides active learning experiences for graduate students in the helping professions and dispels much of the mystery of both diagnosis and substance abuse intervention." -- Brian A. Glaser, Ph.D, Professor, University of Georgia, Coordinator, Community Counseling Masters Program, Director of Training and Coordinator, Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program