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Robert J.Ackerman   PhD

Formerly Professor of Sociology at the University of South Carolina, Beaufort. Dr. Ackerman is a co-founder of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics and the Chair, Advisory Board of COUNSELOR: The Magazine for Addiction Professionals. He has published numerous articles and research findings and is best known for writing the first book in the United States on children of alcoholics. Twelve books later, many television appearances, and countless speaking engagements, he has become internationally known for his work with families and children of all ages. His books have been translated into thirteen languages.


Counselor Contributions:
Counselor Burnout: Risks and Concerns
The Baby Boomers Are Coming to Treatment: Are We Ready?
Family Treatment Programs Must Have Multiple Goals
Integrative Treatment and Cross-Training
Potpourri: Thoughts and Ideas
“I Don’t Want to Do Life Today”: Helping Adolescents Save Face in Treatment and Recovery
Expanding the Anonymity Debate
Domestic Violence and Addiction: Do Addiction Treatment Programs Need to be Concerned?
The Continuing Debate: Increasing Use of Medications to Treat Substance Abuse
Using Technology to Improve Outcomes for Addiction Treatment
Special Interview with Reid Wilson, PhD, and Lynn Lyons, LICSW, on Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents
Perfect Daughters, Adult Daughters of Alcoholics (Revised Edition)
When Do the Good Times Start?
Vacation Deprivation
Let’s Go to a Conference!
National Recovery Month is Coming
New Generations and Cycles
Were We Ever That Young?
2014: An Exciting New Year!
Rituals & Holidays

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