Embracing Diversity: Treatment and Care in Addictions Counseling
Editor: Tiffany Lee
Chapter, Economically disadvantaged populations and substance abuse, co-authored by Ashley Blount, UNO faculty member.
For those who provide counseling services, cultural competency is imperative. Embracing Diversity addresses diversity concerns in addiction counseling. It explores students' self-awareness, knowledge, and skills regarding various population groups and provides information on substance use issues, screening and assessment concerns, and treatment recommendations specific to diverse populations.
The selected readings speak to the unique issues faced by African Americans, American Indians, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and women as they address their substance use disorders. Students will learn how to best meet the needs of those who have co-occurring disorders, those within the criminal justice system, and those who are economically disadvantaged. The material also addresses teens, young adults, and older adults, as well as members of the LGBTQ community, and those who are or have been military personnel.
Embracing Diversity prepares counselors to assist individuals who come from differing walks of life and whose backgrounds and experiences must be taken into account in order to optimize successful outcomes. The book is suitable for graduate-level courses in addiction studies, psychology, social work, and multicultural counseling.
San Diego, CA
Lee, Tiffany; Blount, Ashley J.; and Uwamahoro, Olivia, "Embracing Diversity: Treatment and Care in Addictions Counseling" (2014). Faculty Books and Monographs. 304.