A call to clinicians to re-think how we work with individual family member’s struggles and needs during treatment. Why not drop preconceived expectations to see the person in front of us? Would that help us work with them more effectively? An exploration here.
How can clinicians begin to look at addiction FROM A CLIENT’S PERSPECTIVE? A brief review of 4 strategies – Outcome Specification, Logical Levels, Positive Intent, and Meta Model Questions – that can help the counselor understand the problem from the client’s perspective and identify the most effective treatment approach. More here.
Beginning this month, Dr. Walton offers a series of articles based on specific NLP strategies as they apply to counseling with clients experiencing addiction issues. The first strategy Dr. Walton discusses is building rapport. More here.
I have spent the last ten years of my life considering what it means to be an addict and what it means to have the disease of addiction. A look here at the inconsistencies that I see within this model of addiction, and how it affects those of us who work in the field.
A discussion of ways in which a therapist or counselor can support a client who wishes to remain drug-free after completing a treatment program. More from Neurolinguistic Programming expert, Dr. Janice Walton, here.
What does it mean to “be an addict” and work in the field of addiction treatment? Essential reading for anyone who uses critical thinking to examine addiction. More progressive thoughts on addiction here.
How can addiction counselors use Adlerian psychotherapy to get to the core of the root causes that lead substance use disorders in the first place? Dyanne Pienkowski MA, MFT and David Harley LCSW explain more about the Adlerian psychotherapy model here.
In this article, Dr. Walton discusses the role families play in the maintenance and treatment of addiction. Yes, our family systems can PERPETUATE addiction! More information here.
In this article, Dr. Walton discusses strategies that counselors can use to identify and address personal prejudices and biases, specifically in relation to addiction.
In this article, Dr. Walton will discuss strategies that minimize risk of relapse during the treatment process. More tips for practitioners here.