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Clinical Supervision in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling: Principles, Models, Methods / Edition 1

Clinical Supervision in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling: Principles, Models, Methods / Edition 1

by David J. Powell, Archie BrodskyDavid J. Powell
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"The perfect handbook for the clinical supervisor."
—Nancy Waite-O’Brien, director, Education and Training, Betty Ford Center

"An outstanding contribution to the professional well-being of the addiction field."
—Thomas McGovern, editor, Addiction Treatment Quarterly

"Forever useful."
—S. Beckett, education and training coordinator, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787973773
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/14/2004
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 243,384
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

David J. Powell, Ph.D., LADC, CCS, is president of the International Center for Health Concerns, Inc., a health consulting company. He assists worldwide in the education and training of behavioral health professionals. Formerly he was president of ETP Inc. and in that capacity oversaw clinical supervision training programs for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps worldwide.
Archie Brodsky is senior research associate at the Program in Psychiatry and the Law, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Harvard Medical School.

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Table of Contents

Figures and Tables.


Introduction to the 2004 Edition.

Introduction to the 1993 Edition.

Part One: Principles.

1. A Historical Review of Supervision.

2. A Working Definition of Supervision.

3. Leadership Principles for Supervisors.

4. Traits of an Effective Clinical Supervisor.

Part Two: Models.

5. Building a Model of Clinical Supervision.

6. A Developmental Approach to Supervision.

7. The Psychodynamic Model.

8. The Skills Model.

9. Family Therapy Models.

10. A Blended Model of Clinical Supervision for the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Field.

Part Three: Methods.

11. Establishing a Supervisory Contract.

12. Basic Supervisory Techniques.

13. Evaluation and Feedback.

14. Innovative Techniques in Supervision.

15. Ethical and Legal Concerns.

16. Special Issues in Supervision.

17. New Directions for the Future.


A. Competencies of Supervisors.

B. Role Delineation Study for Clinical Supervisors.

C. Assessing One’s Preparation as a Clinical Supervisor.

D. Determining Readiness to Be a Supervisor.

E. Counselor Evaluation of the Supervisor.

F. Evaluation of the Counselor.

G. Individual Development Plan.

H. Use of the Sociogram.

I. Suggested Outline for Case Presentations.

J. Counselor Assessment Forms.


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“Powell’s blended model of supervision is apresentation on the art of the practice of effective supervision incounseling. Dr. Powell provides the practical guidance and wisdomthat all supervisors need to create a powerful and stimulatinglearning experience.”
—Carina Borges, addiction counselor, director, Chemical DependencyOffice Consultation and Treatment, Lisbon, Portugal

“Dr. Powell has produced a compendium of sound, pragmatictechniques for effective clinical supervision based on decades ofpersonal experience and  best practices research. Here at St.Joseph’s all clinical supervisors are  trained in hisapproach. His professional reputation in the field of clinicalsupervision is unsurpassed and well deserved.”
—Karl Kabza, pesident and CEO, St. Joseph’s RehabilitationCenter, Inc., Saranac Lake, New York; former director, UnitedStates Marine Corps Substance Abuse Program

“Dr. Powell’s dedication and commitment to the fieldof clinical supervision in alcohol and other drugs is unequaled.His leadership and guidance found in continues to set the standardfor the field.”
—Bernard Murphy, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation;former clinical preceptor, U.S. Navy and Marine Corps

“The latest version of David Powell’s classicbook, Clinical Supervision in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling,includes much more in-depth coverage of the most current knowledgeand issues in clinical supervision practice. Drawing from hishighly successful and diverse international clinical supervisiontraining and consultation practice, David Powell seeks to helpreaders integrate and apply practical and invaluable lessons totheir own supervisory experiences.”
—Tony Ting, president, Association of Professional Substance AbuseCounselors, Singapore

“Powell’s book and his model of clinical supervisionare the gold standard for supervision in the addictions field. Ourfield is better and our clients safer because of David’s bookand work. Do not just read this book—study it, use it as aguide in your work.”
—Craig Nakken, author, The Addictive Personality

“As a former director of a treatment program in Australia,I would suggest to the reader that no one can effectivelyfacilitate the complex issues facing treatment teams without thisbook at their beck and call.”
—George Thompson, Clinical Living Solutions, Somerville, Victoria,Australia

“One of the lesser known but great successes of clinicalsupervision over the past 25 years has been Dr. David J.Powell’s innovative adaptation of this methodology to theU.S. Navy’s alcohol treatment program. Under the titleClinical Preceptorship, it provided licensed and credentialedmentors to the Navy-trained counselors. Dr. Powell started thisprogram in 1976 at the U.S. Naval Alcohol Rehabilitation Center inNorfolk, Virginia. Over the years, he has overseen its expansion toabout fifty bases worldwide, from Iceland to Cuba and from DiegoGarcia in the Indian Ocean to Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea. Theprogram also operates on the U.S. Navy aircraft carriers. As aformer commanding officer of the Naval Alcohol RehabilitationCenter, Norfolk, I have experienced the Clinical PreceptorshipProgram’s great value to the counselors. Further, having theability to confer with an impartial, knowledgeable person fromoutside of the organization is of inestimable value to thecommanding officer—a person who may or may not have trainingin the substance abuse field. Dr. Powell’s clinicalsupervision expertise and his vision created a program that helpedsave the military career and possibly the lives of thousands ofNavy and Marine Corps personnel, including my own.”
—Capt. Thomas J. Glancy Jr., United States Navy, retired

“David Powell has trained tens of thousands of substanceabuse professionals worldwide in the fine art of clinicalsupervision. In addition to his vast expertise, his wisdom, warmth,and genuineness have all contributed to making ClinicalSupervision in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling the premiertext in the field.”
—Patricia A. Burke, faculty, Rutgers Summer School of Alcohol andDrug Studies

“David Powell, internationally recognized leader inclinical supervision, has helped to significantly shape the way inwhich addiction policy makers and counseling professionalsunderstand and perform critical supervisory functions. The blendedmodel, described in Clinical Supervision in Alcohol and DrugAbuse Counseling, is user friendly and theoretically sound.More than nine hundred clinical supervisors throughout New YorkState attended his training and have incorporated the book’sprinciples and techniques. This result is being seen in increasingqualitative patient care. Clinical supervisors are well advised touse this book as a foundation for their practice.”
—Pamela Mattel, president, Changing Dynamics Consulting andTraining

“Clinical supervision is a significant part of qualityalcoholism and drug abuse treatment. This comprehensive book, basedon David Powell’s blended model of clinical supervision is ofparamount importance to the alcoholism and drug abuse fieldtoday.”
—Gail Gleason Milgram, director of education and training, Centerof Alcohol Studies, Rutgers University

“Powell’s text on clinical supervision continues tobe a mainstay in the  development of supervisory skills forthe counseling profession. This landmark guide has become theprincipal manual for trainers and clinicians who promote thepractice of clinical supervision in addictiontreatment.”
—Thomas G. Durham, director, Clinical Preceptorship Program forU.S. Navy and Marine Corps, Danya International, Inc.

“Dr. Powell’s text continues to be the foundationaloperational reference for our clinical supervisors. Even moreuseful has been the training conducted by David for our Provincialstaff that further develops these essential concepts, strategies,and their applications.”
—Dan Davies, senior clinical team leader, Addiction Services,Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatoon, Canada

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