Counselor is the go-to resource of addictions professionals, from social workers and criminal justice personnel to nurses, clinical supervisors and mental health counselors to psychologists and psychiatrists. This publication is not a mere supplemental read, as readers can earn continuing education credits by answering the quizzes that come with every bi-monthly issue.
Each issue is packed with comprehensive articles, columns and assessment tools written by award-winning writers and experts specializing in addiction treatment. The latest issue is a special on Adolescents and Young Adults. It features a special interview with Erin Merryn, 2012 Glamour Woman of the Year: Childhood Incest Survivor, Author and Advocate for Sexual Abuse Education Legislation. Other interesting content include: Are Specialized Treatments Needed for Young Adults? which discusses a comparative study between young adult and adolescent treatment outcome; The Connection Among Substance Use Disorders and Other Problem Behaviors in Adolescents, which gives light to the complex nature of substance abuse, non-suicidal and self-harming behaviors that occur among the youth of today; and Peer Orientation: An Unrecognized Threat to Child Development, which describes the negative effect of children’s increasing bonding with their peer culture on development and behaviors; and more.
Published six issues a year and has been in circulation for more than 30 years, Counselor is now digitally available and can be downloaded using various platforms, including iPad, Android, Mac and PC.