Synopses & Reviews
The Annual Review of Addictions and Offender Counseling, Best Practices: Volume III is the third volume in a series of peer-reviewed, edited books sponsored by the International Association of Addiction and Offender Counselors (IAAOC), a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA). Continuing the mission of the first two volumes, this volume provides a forum for publications addressing a broad array of topics in the field of addictions and offender counseling. Experts in the profession present innovative strategies and recommendations for best practices in drug education, intervention strategies, multicultural considerations, and counselor education. ""This volume, edited by Pamela Lassiter and Trevor Buser, delivers thoughtful, clinically relevant, and innovative perspectives on a wide range of issues in addictions and offender counseling. The publication looks at family of origin issues in children of alcoholics, social skills in adolescent addicts, and health and well-being in gay male youths. There is something for every clinician in this outstanding volume. I hope you will get a copy for your bookshelf and recommend it to colleagues."" --Stephen Southern, Mississippi College; ACA Fellow; Former Editor, JAOC & Annual Review Pamela S. Lassiter, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Counseling in the Department of Counseling at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has over thirty years of work experience in substance abuse treatment and community mental health. Dr. Lassiter holds credentials as a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and as a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. She serves as Director of the Addictions Program at UNC Charlotte and teaches graduate courses in addiction and mental health counseling. She is also a past President and of IAAOC and currently the Associate Editor of the Journal of Addiction and Offender Counseling. Trevor J. Buser, Phd, is an Associate Professor at Rider University, where he teaches coursework in both the clinical mental health counseling and school counseling tracks. His research centers on cognitive predictors of non-suicidal self-injury. He also brings a dedicated focus on addictions counseling and is editor of the Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling. Dr. Buser is a licensed professional counselor, certified school counselor, and approved clinical supervisor. He has professional experience as a college counselor and private practice counselor. He also served as President of IAAOC.