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Alcoholic Iliad/Recovery Odyssey

Utilizing Myth as Addiction Metaphors in Family Therapy

by Jeff Sandoz

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Publisher: BrownWalker Press
Pub date: 2009
Pages: 226
ISBN-10: 1599425114
ISBN-13: 9781599425115
Categories: PsychologyLanguage & LingusiticsPsychology


Alcoholic Iliad/Recovery Odyssey focuses on the use of metaphor within addiction and recovery counseling. The central core of the book involves the telling of the story of one who undergoes a transforming life event and wishes to share that experience with others. This book offers a treasure trove of metaphorical images which will not only assist the counselor, but also the client throughout the various stages of recovery.

About the Author

Jeff Sandoz, Ph.D., LPC, LMHC, CAP, a former Associate Professor from the University of Louisiana and SLEMCO/BORSF Endowed Professor, specializes in family therapy and the addictions in his private practice in Venice, Florida. Dr. Sandoz, a Fellow and Diplomate of the American College of Counselors, is the recipient of the UL-Lafayette Teacher Excellence Award, and numerous national awards for research, teaching and college advising.