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.
Here we review the book “Healing the Wounds of Childhood” by Don St John, Ph.D., a book about healing from traumatic childhood experiences by treating the mind, emotions, and body. Here is why you should get your hands on it.
Cognitive Behavioral coping skills Treatment (CBT) is a short-term approach, focused on helping substance dependent individuals to abstain from their drug of choice. But, is CBT truly effective in treating addiction? We review here.
Looking for a book on how to integrate harm reduction into a psychotherapeutic environment? A review of harm reduction and why you should check out “Practicing Harm Reduction Psychotherapy” here.
What happens during a session of intensive psychotherapy for addiction? Should you wait until you’ve gotten some time under your belt…or jump right into intensive therapy in early recovery? These and more Q&A in an exclusive interview with Laura Longville, LAC. More here.
In order to conquer fear, you must face it head on, see it for what it is, and master it. Basic principles for those who grew up with substance abuse to help you move through FEAR!
Are you stressed by the holidays? A brief guide of self-help techniques to help people in addiction recovery manage anxiety and stress during the holidays.
What is Spiritual Psychology and how does it fit into an addiction treatment plan? We investigate here.
When does short term sadness turn into long term depression? We review here and invite your questions about depression during addiction recovery at the end.
Empathy in substance abuse counseling is well documented. But how can you use empathy in the context of varying viewpoints? Licensed clinical social worker and drug/alcohol counselor Kenneth Pecoraro elucidates here.