International Association of Addictions & Offender Counselors

Cutting Edge Interventions Committee


The "Cutting Edge" Techniques committee is dedicated to keeping helping professionals stay updated with the latest trends, strategies, and interventions for working with addicted and offending clients.

Current projects:

investigating the use of:

  • Interventions for addicted couples
  • Interventions for  offending and/or addicted at-risk adolescents in alternative education settings
  • The use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in addiction treatment

Development of presentations and manuscripts on the aforementioned topics.


To provide counselors working in the addictions or forensics/ criminal justice fields up-to-date counseling techniques

To support counselors with high quality research for the addicted and forensic/criminal justice populations.

Committee Website:


To get involved, contact the committee chair:

Dilani Perera-Diltz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Lamar University

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