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MindTap Helping Professions, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Van Wormer/Davis' Addiction Treatment, 4th Edition

  • Katherine Van Wormer
  • Diane Rae Davis
  • ISBN-10: 1337284076
  • ISBN-13: 9781337284073
  • Mixed Media
  • COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
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About the Product

MindTap Helping Professions for Van Wormer/Davis' Addiction Treatment, 4th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie-cutter into cutting-edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. As an instructor using MindTap, you have at your fingertips the right content and unique set of tools curated specifically for your course, all in an interface designed to improve workflow and save time when planning lessons and course structure. The control to build and personalize your course is all yours, focusing on the most relevant material while also lowering costs for your students. Easily integrate your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pulling from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Googledocs, and more. Stay connected and informed in your course through real-time student tracking that provides the opportunity to adjust the course as needed based on analytics of interactivity in the course.


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— Student, University of Central Florida

About the Author

Katherine Van Wormer

Dr. Katherine Van Wormer has taught in departments of social work and criminal justice at the University of Northern Iowa and has over twenty years of experience in teaching and public service. Dr. Van Wormer was actively involved in civil rights movements in North Carolina and Northern Ireland. She practiced substance abuse counseling for four and a half years, including two in Norway. Dr. Van Wormer has been publishing texts, book chapters, and articles for over twenty years. In addition to ADDICTION TREATMENT: A STRENGTHS PERSPECTIVE, she has recently published SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, THE MAID NARRATIVES and numerous other books, including two on female offenders and victims and one on the nature of oppression. She has received several honors, including the McKay Faculty Research Award from the University of Northern Iowa.

Diane Rae Davis

Diane Rae Davis, Ph.D., is a professor in the School of Social Work and Human Services at Eastern Washington University. She teaches a variety of substance misuse and practice courses in the MSW program and has researched and written extensively on addiction and the recovery process. Current research includes an online survey for women in recovery from compulsive gambling.

Table of Contents


Why am I here? At the start of each chapter, students complete a short activity written specifically to help them understand how the material they are about to study relates to the overall course goals and their future career in the helping professions. Through polling activities and self-inquiry exercises, students are immediately able to interact with the material in new and interesting ways.

What am I learning? Students complete the chapter reading and then take a brief multiple-choice quiz that allows them to gauge their understanding of the material they have read.

How do I practice what I’ve learned? Each chapter includes activities designed to allow students to practice and apply what they are learning:

Video Activities present students with professional interviews, simulated sessions, and more as they progress through the course. Students are prompted to answer embedded questions as they watch each video to help them connect the video to what they are learning in the text and classroom.

Exercises ask students a series of short-answer questions aimed at getting them to think critically about key concepts discussed within each chapter.

Case studies give students the opportunity to practice and develop the concepts discussed within each chapter.

The video-based simulation activity, Helper Studio, puts students directly in the role of helping professional. Students respond to clients by recording video responses that demonstrate important skills and confidence necessary for success in the profession.

What does this mean to me? Reflection activities ask students to apply the chapter concepts directly to their lives, coursework, current cases, and future careers in the helping professions.