International Association of Addictions & Offender Counselors

Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling

The Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling is the IAAOC scholarly publication.

Table of contents from the October, 2015 edition:

•  Evaluation of a Parent-Based Intervention for At-Risk Adolescents 
Diana M. Doumas, Marianne King, Christa Stallworth, Polly Peterson & Amanda Lundquist
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a parent-based intervention, the Parent Project, among 84 parents of at-risk youth.  Results indicated improvements in child management, family involvement, parent-child affective quality, substance use rules communication, and parental self-efficacy at a 10-week follow-up.

 • Perceived Norms, Outcome Expectancies, and Collegiate Drinking: Examining the Mediating Role of Drinking Motives
  Edward Wahesh, Todd F. Lewis, David L. Wyrick & Terry A. Ackerman
    The authors examined the mediational role of drinking motives in explaining the associations among psychosocial antecedents and collegiate drinking. Results indicated that drinking motives partially mediated the relationships between outcome expectancies, perceived norms, alcohol use intensity, and alcohol-related negative consequences.

•  Exploring the Value of the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory-3 for Predicting Attrition and Recidivism among Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence
  Carrie VanMeter, John M. Laux, Nick Piazza, Martin Ritchie & Kasey Tucker-Gailr
This study explored the potential value of the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory-3 (SASSI-3) as a means of predicting program attrition and recidivism among perpetrators of intimate partner violence, concluding that the SASSI-3 is not an adequate predictor.

•  Predictors of Hypersexual Behavior among Collegiate Males and Females: Exploring Self-Conscious Emotions
   Amanda L. Giordano, Elizabeth A. Prosek, Audrey L. Cecil & Joshua Brown
The authors examined self-conscious emotions as predictors of hypersexual behavior among 235 college students. Among males, shame-proneness and externalization predicted higher hypersexual behavior, and guilt-proneness and detachment were associated with lower hypersexual behavior. Detachment predicted higher hypersexual behavior among females.

These are the articles that will be in the April, 2016 edition of the
Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling:


  • Addiction Topics in Counselor Educator Professional Development: A Content Analysis
    Regina R. Moro, Edward Wahesh, S. Elizabeth Likis-Werle & Jayne E. Smith
    Counselor educators prepare master’s level counselors-in-training on addiction topics.  This content analysis examined the frequency and types of addiction topics for counselor educator continuing education.  The results revealed limited attention to addiction topics within professional literature and conference presentations.
  • Parental Predictors of Adolescent Alcohol Use and Alcohol-Related Consequences
    Robin Hausheer, Diana M. Doumas, Susan Esp & Courtney Cuffee
    This study examined parental predictors of alcohol use and alcohol-related consequences among ninth grade students (N = 296).  Parental disapproval of teen drinking and quality of parent-child general communication were significant predictors of drinking behaviors. Implications for counselors are discussed.
  • Self-Efficacy Among Adults in Substance Abuse Treatment: The Role of Religious Coping
    Amanda L. Giordano, Elizabeth A. Prosek, Sahar Loseu, Cynthia M. Bevly, Julia Stamman, Citlali E. Molina, Molly M. Callahan & Richard-Michael Calzada
    In substance abuse treatment, general self-efficacy and religiousness are factors that may support positive outcomes. We surveyed clients receiving substance abuse treatment (N = 121) and found that religious coping predicted general self-efficacy scores. Clinical implications are discussed.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy Techniques for Counseling Incarcerated Female Youth: A Case Illustration
    Breanna P. Banks & Melinda M. Gibbons
    Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) may successfully address the needs of female juvenile offenders, but systemic barriers prohibit adherence to the full DBT protocol. The author build a rationale for utilizing select DBT techniques for this population and provide a case illustration.



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Following the lead of ACA, and in line with the movement of some other ACA divisions, IAAOC is taking part in a Wiley Publishing agreement which will allow our journal to be accessed in electronic form. All IAAOC members will have access to the journal online.


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