Dr. William Howatt
Executive and Organizational Consultant
Founder and CEO of Howatt HR Consulting
Dr. William Howatt, founder and CEO of Howatt HR Consulting, provides executive and organizational consulting to companies around the word. A renowned human resources and organizational development expert, he also specializes in behavioral science and addictive disorders. Dr. William Howatt is the creator of TalOp, a unique methodology that uses behavioral science to inform organizational development.
Dr. Howatt is particularly skilled in the analysis of organizational structure and culture, quickly identifying the needs of his clients well as effective, evidence-based solutions. He is the author of the Teacher's Survival Guide, a resource for teachers that addresses the many facets of effective leadership in the classroom. The book has led to presentations before school boards and thousands of teachers as well as a television series. Dr. Howatt has published over one hundred other books and articles, including The Addiction Counsellor's Toolbox and the Howatt HR Elements Series.
Addiction Counselors Must Continually Learn New Skills
Dr. William Howatt has authored and edited several leading books in the field of addictions counseling. His 2007 book The Addiction Counselor’s Toolbox gives counselors insights on the range of skills they need to service the diverse population of individuals with addictive disorders. In addition, Dr. William Howatt co-authored the The Addiction Counselor’s Desk Reference, a comprehensive review of addictive disorders, along with their consequences and treatments.
Overcoming addictive behavior can be a major challenge for any individual. Counseling, which may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, group therapy, family counseling, or other approaches, can be extremely effective for any individual with addiction challenges. To best serve their clients’ unique needs, addiction counselors make a commitment to learning new skills and treatment approaches.
Undoubtedly, treating addiction is complex. Counselors must continuously learn how to adapt approaches to the types of addiction and the unique needs of each client. This can be accomplished by reading new literature on the subject from experts in the field, by attending professional conferences, or by completing continuing education courses.