Group Exercises for Addiction Counseling by Geri Miller

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An indispensable collection of ready-to-use, proven exercises

Providing immediately useful group counseling suggestions and tips for addictions counselors, Group Exercises for Addiction Counseling offers powerful techniques that can be adapted to any clinical practice.

Written in the author's gentle yet purposeful voice, this reader-friendly resource is filled with guidance for developing an addictions counseling group; handling Stage 2 confrontations of the leader; and building group member awareness. In addition, the author helps counselors enhance client awareness of addiction-related stressors and how to cope with those stressors.

Group Exercises for Addiction Counseling contains valuable information on:Addiction recoveryFamily, relationships, and cultureFeelings explorationGroup community buildingRecovery skillsValuesOpening and closing each group session

Fostering care, respect, and honesty in the group counseling setting, the techniques found in Group Exercises for Addiction Counseling allow counselors to help their clients break out of dysfunctional interaction patterns and live better lives.


About Geri Miller

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Geri Miller, PhD, Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, ABPP, is a Full Professor in the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling at Appalachian State University. She is a Licensed Psychologist, a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, and a Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board-Certified Clinical Supervisor. She is a Disaster Mental Health Worker with the American Red Cross and has responded to local, state, and national disasters. The author of four books, including Learning the Language of Addiction Counseling, Third Edition (Wiley), Dr. Miller was awarded the 2009 Ella Stephens Barrett Award for excellence in professional leadership, the most coveted honor bestowed by the North Carolina Counseling Association.
Published January 25, 2012 by Wiley. 145 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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