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Books

Winner of the 2020 Independent Press Award!
Category: Addiction & Recovery
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Morgan, O.J. (2019). Addiction, attachment, trauma, and recovery: the power of connection. W.W. Norton & Company.
“If I could teach a course in addiction counselling now, this would be the text. It conveys both the deepest compassion and the most encompassing and rigorous analysis that I have seen. Addiction, Attachment, Trauma, and Recovery pulls the massive, fragmented addiction literature together at last. This is a work of amazing scope.”
Bruce K. Alexander, Professor Emeritus, Simon Fraser University
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Morgan, O.J. (2019). Addiction, attachment, trauma, and recovery: the power of connection. W.W. Norton & Company.

“If I could teach a course in addiction counselling now, this would be the text. It conveys both the deepest compassion and the most encompassing and rigorous analysis that I have seen. Addiction, Attachment, Trauma, and Recovery pulls the massive, fragmented addiction literature together at last. This is a work of amazing scope.”
Bruce K. Alexander, Professor Emeritus, Simon Fraser University

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Morgan, O.J. and Litzke, C.H. (Eds.). (2008). Family interventions with substance abuse: Current best practices. Binghamton, NY: Haworth. Re-printed “special issue” of Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 26 (12).

“Gathers together in one easy-to-read volume the most effective family-based clinical approaches to work with families and the difficult issues of substance abuse. The field’s best known clinicians discuss the latest interventions that prove most effective and how to easily integrate them into clinical practice.”

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Morgan, O.J. (Ed.). (2007). Counseling and spirituality: Views from the profession. Boston, MA: Lahaska Press.

“This edited book was written by leaders in the counseling field who wished to share their experiences in integrating spiritual concerns into their clinical and professional work. The chapter authors represent a variety of spiritual perspectives and a diversity of clinical practice models and setting. Specifically addresses the conversion of theory to practice through hands-on strategies and case examples…”

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Cernera, A.J. and Morgan, O.J. (Eds.). (2002). Examining The Catholic Intellectual Tradition, Volume 2. Fairfield, CT: Sacred Heart University Press.

Cernera, A.J. and Morgan, O.J. (Eds.). (2000). Examining The Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Fairfield, CT: Sacred Heart University Press.

“These two collections of essays by a variety of educators, scholars, and theologians lay out some of the content behind the term Catholic intellectual tradition, a tradition that is both a treasury of classic and contemporary texts, including religious and aesthetic products, and a ‘way of doing things’ borne of experience, prayer, and critical reflection.”

Contributors include Anthony J. Cernera, Francis X. Clooney, SJ, Michele Dillon, Louis Dupré, Mildred Haipt, OSU, Monika Hellwig, Michael J. Himes, Robert P. Imbelli, Ursula King, Kathleen A. Mahoney, Gerald A. McCool, SJ, Oliver J. Morgan, David J. O'Brien, Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, Brian Stiltner, and Frans Jozef van Beeck, SJ.

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Morgan, O.J. and Jordan, M. (Eds.). (1999). Addiction and spirituality: A multidisciplinary approach. St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press.

“In our society, with its pandemic of substance and behavioral addictions, such a multidiscipline, interfaith volume will bring the gift of valuable insights to both religious and secular counselors, as well as to theoreticians of the addiction process." - Howard Clinebell Claremont School of Theology

This is an amazingly comprehensive, in-depth treatment of a long-neglected and superficially treated topic. It does the unusual – truly considering theological and biblical issues – while not slighting clinical, therapeutic, or scientific perspectives. It should become standard reading in this new field of addiction and spirituality.” - Linda Mercadante Methodist Theological School of Ohio