Section 3 Additional Resources

Attitudes Bibliography

Counselors’ attitudes toward clients and the treatment process are important because they shape the therapeutic relationship that is at the core of treatment for substance use disorders. Negative counselor attitudes need to be considered within the framework of stigma and its consequences for the counselor, the client, and the field. Attitudes of treatment professionals toward the multiple systems of bureaucracy with which they interact agency priorities, clinic hierarchies, the criminal justice system, departments of social services, community organizations may also affect their ability to deliver effective treatment.

Albery, I.P., Heuston, J., et al. (2003). Measuring therapeutic attitude among drug workers. Addictive Behaviors, 28(5):995-1005.

Ball, S., Bachrach, K., et al. (2002). Characteristics, beliefs, and practices of community clinicians trained to provide manual-guided therapy for substance abusers. Journal of Substance  Abuse  Treatment,  23(4):309-318.

Beauvais, F., Jumper-Thurman, P., et al. (2002). A survey of attitudes among drug user treatment providers toward the treatment of inhalant users. Substance Use & Misuse,   37(11):1391-1410.

Campbell, T.C., Catlin, L.A., & Melchert, T.P. (2003). Alcohol and other drug abuse counselors’ attitudes and resources for integrating research and practice. Journal of Drug Education, 33(3):307-323.

Caplehorn, J.R., Lumley, T.S., & Irwig, L. (1998). Staff attitudes and retention of patients in methadone maintenance programs. Drug and Alcohol Dependence,  52(1):57-61.

Carone, S.S., & LaFleur, N.K. (2000). The effect of adolescent sex offender abuse history on counselor attitudes. Journal of Addictions and Offender Counseling, 20(2):56-63.

Culbreth, J.R., & Borders, L.D. (1998). Perceptions of the supervisory relationship: A preliminary qualitative study of recovering and nonrecovering substance abuse counselors. Journal of Substance  Abuse  Treatment,  15(4):345-352.

Culbreth, J.R., & Borders, L.D. (1999). Perceptions of the supervisory relationship: Recovering and nonrecovering substance abuse counselors. Journal of Counseling & Development, 77(3):330-338.

Davis, T.D. (2005). Beliefs about confrontation among substance abuse counselors: Are they consistent with the evidence? In C. Hilarski (Ed.) Addiction, Assessment, and Treatment With Adolescents, Adults, and Families. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Social Work Practice Press, 1-17.

Eliason, M.J., & Hughes, T. (2004). Treatment counselor’s attitudes about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered clients: Urban vs. rural settings. Substance Use & Misuse,   39(4):625-644.

Forman, R.F., Bovasso, G., & Woody, G. (2001). Staff beliefs about addiction treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 21(1):1-9.

Forman, R.F., Bovasso, G., et al. (2002). Staff beliefs about drug abuse clinical trials. Journal of Substance  Abuse  Treatment,  23(1):55-60.

Goddard, P. (2003). Changing attitudes towards harm reduction among treatment professionals: A report from the American Midwest. International Journal of Drug Policy,  14(3):257-260.

Grosenick, J.K., & Hatmaker, C.M. (2000). Perceptions of staff attributes in substance abuse treatment. Journal of  Substance Abuse Treatment,    19(3):273-284.

Jacka, D., Clode, D., et al. (1999). Attitudes and practices of general practitioners training to work with drug-using patients. Drug and Alcohol Review, 18(3):287-291.

Janikowski, T.P., & Glover-Graf, N.M. (2003). Qualifications, training, and perceptions of substance abuse counselors who work with victims of incest. Addictive Behaviors, 28(6):1193-1201.

Kasarabada, N.D., Hser, Y.I., et al. (2002). Do patients’ perceptions of their counselors influence outcomes of drug treatment? Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment,   23(4):327-334.

Laudet, A.B. (2003). Attitudes and beliefs about 12-step groups among addiction treatment clients and clinicians: Toward identifying obstacles to participation. Substance Use & Misuse, 38(14):2017-2047.

Lawson, K.A., Wilcox, R.E., et al. (2004). Educating treatment professionals about addiction science research: Demographics of knowledge and belief changes. Substance Use & Misuse, 39(8):1235-1258.

Mark, T.L., Kranzler, H.R., et al. (2003). Physicians’ opinions about medications to treat alcoholism. Addiction, 98(5):617-626.

Ogborne, A.C., Wild, T.C., et al. (1998). Measuring treatment process beliefs among staff of specialized addiction treatment services. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 15(4):301-312.

Palm, J. (2004). The nature of and responsibility for alcohol and drug problems: Views among treatment staff. Addiction Research & Theory, 12(5):413-431.

Project MATCH Research Group (1998). Therapist effects in three treatments for alcohol problems. Psychotherapy Research, 8(4):455-474.

Rassool, G.H., & Lind, J.E. (2000). Perception of addiction nurses toward clinical supervision: An exploratory study. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 12(1):23-29.

Shoptaw, S., Stein, J.A., & Rawson, R.A. (2000). Burnout in substance abuse counselors: Impact of environment, attitudes, and clients with HIV. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment,  19(2):117-126.

Tuchman, E., Gregory, C., et al. (2005). Office-based opioid treatment (OBOT): Practitioner’s knowledge, attitudes, and expectations in New Mexico. Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment,  4(1):11-19.

Walton, M.A., Blow, F.C., & Booth, B.M. (2000). A comparison of substance abuse patients’ and counselors’ perceptions of relapse risk: Relationship to actual relapse. Journal of Substance Abuse  Treatment, 19(2):161-169.

Wild, T.C., Newton-Taylor, B., et al. (2001). Attitudes toward compulsory substance abuse treatment: A comparison of the public, counselors, probationers and judges’ views. Drugs:  Education,  Prevention  Policy,  8(1):33-45.


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