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

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This new book offers professionals a practical guide to the psychological treatment of all substance abuse, including tobacco, alcohol, stimulant drugs, cannabis and opiates. It focuses on CBT interventions, which have the strongest evidence base for effectiveness in treating addictive disorders.

Written by an author team highly experienced in the treatment of addiction, Applied Cognitive and Behavioural Approaches to the Treatment of Addiction will be accessible to a wide range of professionals, such as specialist nurses, drug counsellors and mental health graduate workers.

The author team are all at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, UK. 

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Editorial Reviews

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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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