Substance Judgment And Evaluation

Author: Patrick T. Flynn
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 1461664454
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This book selectively presents the thoughts of scholars and teachers of liberal arts, core text education on how their programs formulate and advance a 'value-centered' education. This volume should be of value to those working with colleagues and texts across disciplines to form a coherent undergraduate program within general education.

Science And Judgment In Risk Assessment

Author: Committee on Risk Assessment of Hazardous Air Pollutants
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309556228
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The public depends on competent risk assessment from the federal government and the scientific community to grapple with the threat of pollution. When risk reports turn out to be overblown--or when risks are overlooked--public skepticism abounds. This comprehensive and readable book explores how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can improve its risk assessment practices, with a focus on implementation of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. With a wealth of detailed information, pertinent examples, and revealing analysis, the volume explores the "default option" and other basic concepts. It offers two views of EPA operations: The first examines how EPA currently assesses exposure to hazardous air pollutants, evaluates the toxicity of a substance, and characterizes the risk to the public. The second, more holistic, view explores how EPA can improve in several critical areas of risk assessment by focusing on cross-cutting themes and incorporating more scientific judgment. This comprehensive volume will be important to the EPA and other agencies, risk managers, environmental advocates, scientists, faculty, students, and concerned individuals.

Advanced Methodological Issues In Culturally Competent Evaluation For Substance Abuse Prevention

Author: Ada-Helen Bayer
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788147814
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Provides a clearly defined framework for the study of substance abuse prevention program evaluation in diverse, culturally defined settings, regardless of the ethnic/racial populations involved. Topics include: acculturation, ethnic identification and the evaluation process; history and philosophy of a science in a global perspective; psychometrics and culture; the role of ethics in evaluation; evaluating the success of community-based prevention efforts; the cultural context of epidemiologic research; culturally specific approaches; and communication and community participation in evaluation processes.

Submarine Exposure Guidance Levels For Selected Hydrofluorocarbons

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309183864
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As part of the effort to phase out the use of stratospheric ozone-depleting substances, such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), the U.S. Navy is considering hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) as replacements for the CFC refrigerants used aboard its submarines. Before using the HFCs, the Navy plans to set emergency exposure guidance levels (EEGLs) and continuous exposure guidance levels (CEGLs) to protect submariners from health effects that could occur as a result of accidental releases or slow leaks. In this report, the Subcommittee on Exposure Guidance Levels for Selected Hydrofluorocarbons of the National Research Council's (NRC 's) Committee on Toxicology independently reviews the scientific validity of the Navy's proposed 1-hr and 24-hr EEGLs and 90-day CEGLs for two of the candidate refrigerants-HFC-236fa and HFC-404a. In addition, the subcommittee reviews the the EEGLs and CEGL for HFC-23, one of the combustion products of HFC-236fa. This NRC report is intended to aid the Navy in using HFCs safely.

Solution Focused Substance Abuse Treatment

Author: Teri Pichot
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136915575
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Solution-Focused Substance Abuse Treatment describes the standard of care for substance abuse treatment, demonstrates how solution-focused brief therapy exceeds this standard, and shows how it can effectively be used in substance abuse evaluation, case management, and both individual and group treatment. Beginning and advanced concepts are provided to address the questions of even the most advanced clinician, all placed in the context of cultural awareness. Most importantly, the author answers the many questions professionals may have about how solution-focused brief therapy can be successfully integrated into the field of substance abuse. It provides a thorough understanding of the issues that therapists face when working with this at times challenging population, and demonstrates how the use of solution-focused brief therapy can minimize power struggles and enhance client success. Sample forms and handouts are included, as are additional resources for effective evaluation and treatment.

Evidence Based Addiction Treatment

Author: Peter M. Miller
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080921907
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Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment provides a state-of-the-art compilation of assessment and treatment practices with proven effectiveness. A substantial body of evidence is presented to provide students, academics, and clinicians with specific science-based treatments that work. The book includes contributions by well-known researchers on addiction treatment and explicit case examples. Written at a level appropriate for a variety of audiences, research studies are discussed but highly sophisticated knowledge in research methodology is not required. Treatments that work Explicit case examples Contributions by well-known researchers on addiction treatment Simple ways to evaluate treatment effectiveness

Substance Abuse Counseling

Author: Judith A. Lewis
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305178289
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SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING, Fifth Edition, is at the cutting edge of the addiction field, combining a focus on the most current empirical studies with a firm belief that clients must be treated with a collaborative and respectful approach. These core values lay the basis for individualized treatment planning, attention to the client's social environment, a multicultural perspective, and a recognition that client advocacy is part of the counselor's role. Authors Lewis, Dana, and Blevins believe strongly that clients differ not only in the specific behaviors and consequences associated with their drug use but also in culture, gender, social environments, physical concerns, mental health, and a host of other variables. Using an integrated approach, the authors describe innovative methods for meeting clients' needs through personalized assessment, treatment planning, and behavior change strategies, showing students how to select the most effective treatment modalities for each client. Updated with new references, this edition features a stronger emphasis on motivational interviewing, expanded material on ethical considerations, coverage of cultural and diversity considerations in every chapter, and digital downloads of key forms that appear throughout the text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.