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Overview

Chemical Dependency and Antisocial Personality Disorder gives you the information and clinical skills necessary to assess and evaluate persons suffering from substance abuse and/or antisocial personality disorders and details how you can develop effective psychotherapy and treatment strategies. From its helpful pages that contain diagnostic criteria and clinical interviewing and assessment guidelines, you learn to accurately diagnose substance use and antisocial personality disorders. The book also provides you with the historical and clinical perspectives of such disorders and their epidemiology and etiology to give you a thorough background and understanding of the subject. Case studies and therapy vignettes are included to provide you with actual clinical examples to illustrate concepts and ideas.

You will appreciate the book’s in-depth discussions of treatment strategies that can greatly enhance your effectiveness. You’ll find this volume is an invaluable research resource for refreshing your approaches for helping persons with substance abuse and antisocial personality disorders.

Much of the content of Chemical Dependency and Antisocial Personality Disorder is based on the author’s two decades of experience working with patients suffering from substance use and antisocial personality disorders. Some topics addressed include:

  • accurate differential diagnosis
  • resistance
  • the use of structure in treatment
  • therapist-patient relationship dynamics
  • treatment outcome effectiveness, relapse, and recovery.

    Alcohol/drug counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and corrections, probation, and parole officers who want to be more effective in their work with chemically dependent and antisocial clients will find this a practical, helpful, and informative guide. This enlightening book examines many of the most difficult and clinically problematic issues that are associated with the psychotherapy and rehabilitation of chemically dependent and/or antisocial patients. Much of the content of Chemical Dependency and Antisocial Personality Disorder is based on the author’s two decades of experience working with patients suffering from substance use and antisocial personality disorders. Some topics addressed include accurate differential diagnosis, resistance, the use of structure in treatment, therapist-patient relationship dynamics, and treatment outcome effectiveness, relapse, and recovery. Alcohol/drug counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and corrections, probation, and parole officers who want to be more effective in their work with chemically dependent and antisocial clients will find this a practical, helpful, and informative guide.

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Presents diagnostic criteria and clinical interviewing and assessment guides to help mental-health or corrections professionals identify substance use and antisocial personality disorders, and principles for developing a treatment strategy. Also discusses historical and clinical perspectives, epidemiology, and etiology, and illustrates them with case studies and therapy vignettes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560243083
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/22/1994
  • Series: Original Book Series
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Foreword

  • Section One. Epidemiology, Etiology, and Differential Diagnosis
  • Introduction
  • Historical Perspective: Chemical Dependency and Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Epidemiology of Substance Use Disorders and Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Etiology of Substance Use Disorders and Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Differential Diagnosis of Substance Use Disorders, Antisocial Personality Disorder, and Related Personality Disorders
  • Conclusion to Section One
  • Section Two. Psychotherapy and Rehabilitation
  • Treatment Implications: Introduction and Overview
  • Dual Diagnosis Dilemmas: Treatment of Chemically Dependent Patients With Concurrent Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Uses of Structure in the Treatment of Chemically Dependent Patients With Impulse Control Problems
  • Treatment of Chemically Dependent Offenders in Correctional Settings
  • Therapist-Patient Relationship Dynamics
  • Psychotherapy and Assessment of the Dangerous Patient
  • Treatment Outcome Effectiveness, Relapse, and Recovery
  • Conclusion to Section Two
  • Bibliography
  • Index
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