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Course Guide for Addiction Counseling CSL6760

Library Hours

Library Hours

The Library staff can assist you during the following hours.  


Library Hours during sessions

Librarians are available in person, online, or by telephone for help or questions during the following hours:


Monday - Thursday

1:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Chat help available)



10:00 am - 1:30 pm



8:00 am - 3:00 pm (Chat help available)


The Library is not open on Sunday.


Call the Library for help:                          972-279-6511 ext. 185

Email your questions to the Library:

Circulating Books



The Amberton Library has about 14,000 volumes and is very focused. Only books on topics that support the

courses taught at Amberton are chosen to be added to the Library. The library catalog is a good place to begin

research on your topic. This provides an index to all of the books owned by the library.

Searching is done by Author, Title, or Subject. Keyword searches may also be done in the Title field. (This is

similar to a title search. Choose “Title” and type your keyword(s).  A listing of all books containing your

keyword(s) in the title will appear.)


Below is a small sample of some of the newest print materials in the library collection you may find useful

in studying Addictions.



                                                      REFERENCE COLLECTION

(These books must be used in the Library.)


R 362.29 P419 4th ed

Chemical Dependency Counseling: a Practical Guide

            Robert R. Perkinson. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2012.


R 362.292 F928 4th ed

Alcoholism SourceBook  (4th ed.)

            Keith Jones (ed.) . Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics. 2015.                       





The Library is currently migrating to the Library of Congress classification system. The call numbers on the book’s spine will look similar to this one:       BF 319.5.F4 S78 2014.

This migration will continue until all books have been reclassified.


RC 488 R33 2019

Deepening Group Psychotherapy with Men: Stories and Insights for the Journey

            Fredric Eldon Rabinowitz. Washington, D. C.: APA. 2019.


174 B462       

Ethics for Addiction Professionals: from Principle to Practice

            Jennifer D. Berton. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley, 2014.



302 Sp494 2nd ed                   

Dark Side of Relationship Pursuit: From Attraction to Obsession and Stalking

            Brian Spitzberg and William R. Cupach. New York: Routledge, 2014.


362.2198 P4199 3rd ed

The Alcoholiism and Drug Abuse Client Workbook

            Robert R. Perkinson. Los Angeles, CA: Sage, 2017.


362.29 G282  

What Determines Harm from Addictive Substances and Behaviour

            Gerhard Buhringer and Lucy Gell. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2016.


362.29 L588   

Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment: Practical Application of Counseling Theory

            Todd F. Lewis. Boston, MA: Pearson, 2014.


362.29 M194  

A-Z of Substance Misuse and Drug Addiction

            Neil P. McKeganey. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.


362.29 Os72   

Integrating 12-Steps and Psychotherapy: Helping Clients Find Sobriety and Recovery

            Kevin A. Osten and Robert Switzer.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2014.


362.29 P419    5th ed

Addiction Treatment Planner

            Robert R. Perkinson, Arthur E. Jongsna, and Timothy J. Bruce. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley, 2014.            


362.29 Sz14   

Unbroken Brain: a Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction

            Maia Szalavitz.   NY: St. Martin’s Press, 2016.


362.29186 P4192 3rd ed

The Gambling Addiction Client Workook

            Robert R. Perkinson. Los Angeles, CA: Sage, 2017.


362.29186 W855

Men, Addiction, and Intimacy: Strengthening Recovery by Fostering the Emotional Development of Boys

            Mark S. Woodford. New York: Routledge, 2012.


613.7 Sch721 

Truth about Exercise Addiction: Understanding the Dark Side of Thinspiration

            Katherine Schreiber and Heather A. Hausenblas. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.


616.8521 T639o 2nd ed          

Trauma and Substance Abuse: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment of Comorib Disorders

            Paige Quimette and Jennifer P. Reed. Washington, D.C., 2014.



616.85227 R953        

Cognitive Therapy for Addiction: Motivation and Change

            Frank Ryan. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.


616.8526 F739           

Food and Addiction: a Comprehensive Handbook

            Kelly Brownell and Mark S. Gold.(eds.) New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.


616.858306 B7388

Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Rethinking Sex Addiction

            Douglas, Braun-Harvey. New York: Springer, 2016.


616.8684 B394                      

Behavioral Addictions: Criteria, Evidence, and Treatment

            Kenneth Paul Rosenberg and Laura Curtiss Feder (eds.). New York: Academic Press, 2014.


616.8584 P4497         

Behavioral Addictions: Criteria, Evidence, and Treatment

            Nancy M. Petry. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.


616.86 Ad23


            R. Christopher Pierce and Paul J. Kenny (eds.). Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor

Laboratory Press, 2013.


616.8600835 C762

Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change: Selecting and Planning Interventions

             Gerard J. Connors (ed.). New York: Guilford Press, 2013.


616.860651 C616 3rd ed

Clinical Work with Substance-Abusing Clients

            Shulamith LaLa Ashenberg Straussner. New York: Guilford Press, 2014.