Applied Cognitive and Behavioural Approaches to the Treatment of Addiction: A Practical Treatment Guide / Edition 1

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"Applied Cognitive and Behavioural Approaches to the Treatment of Addiction: A Practical Treatment Guide offers practicing clinicians a guide to incorporating the latest cognitive and behavioural interventions in the treatment of their clients' substance use problems. Developed from several years of collective experience in clinical practice and work with relevant staff groups, this book reveals how such approaches can facilitate a deeper understanding of substance misuse in patients." "It provides a comprehensive set of treatment interventions, including strategies to help clients manage their emotions without recourse to drugs and alcohol. A structured approach to treatment is also described - from assessment to formulation - and shows how cognitive approaches can be used to enhance motivation for change and assist with clients' engagement in therapy." Above all, this book reveals how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is invaluable in enabling clients not just to stop drug and alcohol use, but also to make the necessary changes that are vital to the success of sustaining this recovery. The techniques outlined are recommended for the specialist practitioner in the field of addiction, as well as for mental health professionals working in primary care, mental health secondary care, or private practice.

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“In conclusion, this is a ground-breaking book that provides a comprehensive overview of the use of CBT with clients with addiction difficulties.  It would be a useful guide for clinicians of varied experience looking to provide a first-rate CBT treatment for clients with addiction difficulties.”  (Journal of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy, 2012)

"A particuular strength of the book is the easily palatable and tasty mix of theory and practice; this is the result of a joing production by six psychologists with over 60 years' combined experience of working with people addicted to substances." (The Psychiatrist, 1 April 2011)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470510629
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 238
  • Product dimensions: 6.87 (w) x 9.86 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Luke Mitcheson, Jenny Maslin, Tim Meynen, Tamara Morrison, Robert Hill, and Shamil Wanigaratne – Clinical Psychologists at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to CBT for Substance Use Problems 1

Ch. 2 Cognitive and Motivational Theories of Addiction 21

Ch. 3 Fundamentals of Treatment 41

Ch. 4 Enhancing Motivation to Change 61

Ch. 5 Assessment and Introducing CBT to Clients 75

Ch. 6 Formulation 89

Ch. 7 Introduction to Substance-related Cognitions and Interventions 99

Ch. 8 A Basic Framework for Working with Substance-related Beliefs 113

Ch. 9 Additional Techniques to Facilitate Cognitive Change 123

Ch. 10 Behavioural Experiments 141

Ch. 11 Behavioural Interventions 149

Ch. 12 Working with Emotions 177

Ch. 13 CBT and Pathways to Recovery 191

References 211

Index 217

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