Title

The Abstinence Exercise: Impact on Empathy for Clients with Addictive Disorders

Document Type

Presentation

Presentation Date

3-17-2017

Conference Name

American Counseling Association Annual Conference

Conference Location

San Francisco, CA.

Peer Review

Yes

Abstract

“Why can’t they just quit!?” Many individuals, including counselors-in-training, have difficulty experiencing empathy for clients struggling with addiction. The purpose of this poster session is to discuss the use of an abstinence exercise in counselor education addictions courses and the present data regarding the impact of such an exercise on student counselor empathy for people with addictive disorders.

Disciplines

Education

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