Alcoholism and the Family: A Guide to Treatment and Prevention

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The second edition of this highly successful book takes the view that the family——not just the alcoholic member——is the client. This approach is now well accepted in psychological circles. Family therapists and students will use this book to learn about substance abuse from a systemic viewpoint and chemical dependency counselors will learn about family systems thinking and theory. This thoroughly revised book has additional models of evaluation, new models of treatment, ten years of research findings, and updated...
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Overview

The second edition of this highly successful book takes the view that the family——not just the alcoholic member——is the client. This approach is now well accepted in psychological circles. Family therapists and students will use this book to learn about substance abuse from a systemic viewpoint and chemical dependency counselors will learn about family systems thinking and theory. This thoroughly revised book has additional models of evaluation, new models of treatment, ten years of research findings, and updated references. Includes an instructor's manual.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780834212794
  • Publisher: PRO-ED, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/1988

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. I Background of the Problem 1
Ch. 1 Explanations of the Cause of Alcoholism 3
Ch. 2 Skills and Knowledge Alcoholism Therapists Need and Treatment Approaches to Alcoholism 21
Pt. II Etiology 43
Ch. 3 Viewing the Family as a Client 45
Ch. 4 Physiological, Sociological, and Psychological Influences on the Family 89
Ch. 5 The Relevance of Etiology for Treatment and Prevention 115
Pt. III Treatment 125
Ch. 6 Diagnosing the Alcoholic Family 129
Ch. 7 A Prescription for Family Treatment 165
Ch. 8 Related Problems: Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, and Divorce 211
Ch. 9 Children of Alcoholics and Adult Children of Alcoholics 239
Ch. 10 When Words Fail: Art Therapy 275
Ch. 11 Treatment with the Alcoholic's Spouse 309
Ch. 12 Evaluation of Treatment 323
Pt. IV Prevention 345
Ch. 13 Public Health Model and Implications for Family Therapy 347
Ch. 14 Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Prevention and Implications for the Family 369
Index 383
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