Addiction Counselors in the Compassion Fatigue Cycle

2017/May-Jun

In Greek mythology, King Sisyphus was condemned to roll a huge boulder up a steep hill with only a moment of satisfaction before it rolled down the hill and he trudged back to repeat this endless cycle. Counselors who are committed to helping clients with addiction can understand Sisyphus’s struggle.

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Provider Self-Care through Conscious, Balanced Relationships

2017/May-Jun

The very work of counseling and psychotherapy is relational. Those of us in the field use our very selves as a tool of intervention. We actively utilize our knowledge and insight, training and clinical intuition, and our natural talents and the personal history that has shaped us to become who we are in an efforts.

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Transitioning from Detoxification to Addiction Treatment: Facilitators and Barriers

2017/May-Jun

Detoxification, the medical management of substance withdrawal to prevent complications, does not serve as standalone care for substance dependence. Rather, detoxification should be an entry point to addiction treatment.

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A Phenomenological Study of Stress and Burnout Experienced by Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

2017/May-Jun

As a licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC), I have a growing concern about stress in the field of addiction counseling. Stress not only affects clients, as my personal experience suggests, but also organizations.

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Championing Pharmaceuticals for Opiate Addiction: An Interview with Behshad Sheldon

2017/May-Jun

She is a second generation Iranian-American and the daughter of a prominent Persian cardiologist. She is a global senior pharmaceutical executive with a passion for serving the underserved. She is an esteemed member of Female Opioid-addiction Research and Clinical Experts (FORCE), an organization of women dedicated to combatting opioid addiction and its stigma. She is compassionate. She is innovative. She is Behshad Sheldon.

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Congruence as Self-Care: Practicing What We Preach

2017/May-Jun

The subject of self-care for counselors is one that receives plenty of attention in the literature, as well as during conversations in the classroom, staff rooms, supervision, and the dialogues inside our heads.

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