The goal of this book is to help addiction professionals not only revise their ethical practice, but their ethical thinking. Taleff presents common ethical dilemmas that addiction professionals face in their daily work. The unique purpose of this book is to get readers to consider their own responses to common dilemmas, and how to apply new models and modes of thinking to their practice. The authors discuss how applying a different framework might lead to a different ethical conclusion.
About the Author:
Michael J. Taleff has worked in the alcohol and other drug field for over thirty-five years, and teaches substance abuse courses at Leeward Community College in Hawaii. He was the first editor of the Journal of Teaching in the Addictions. He has published some 100 articles that address various aspects of addictions studies education. He has also published several books including A Handbook to Assess and Treat Resistance in Chemical Dependency, Critical Thinking for Addiction Professionals, and writes a bi-monthly column for Counselor Magazine. He served on the editorial board of The Journal of Counseling and Development, and the Journal of Offenders and Addiction Counseling. Presently, he is on the editorial board of The Counselor. Dr. Taleff served two terms as president of the International Coalition of Addiction Studies Educators, and presents widely on state-of-the art addiction research, critical thinking, and advanced ethics.