Handbook for Assessing and Treating Addictive Disorders

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This comprehensive reference offers a fresh, integrative perspective on the assessment and treatment of addictive disorders. The work is organized into five sections, which treat theories of addiction, the diagnosis and evaluation of addictive behavior, treatment approaches, addiction among special populations, and clinical and legal issues concerning substance abuse professionals. The broad scope of the handbook encompasses alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, and smoking. Theory is consistently used to illuminate practice, resulting in a valuable overview of the field.

Within each section, essays by contributors discuss the most important issues and developments in the diagnosis and treatment of addiction. The opening essays establish a solid theoretical foundation by outlining behavioral, familial, and psychoanalytical explanations for the origins of addictive behavior. The later essays build on that base by overviewing diagnostic and treatment issues concerning addiction among Native Americans, the elderly, victims of traumatic brain injury, adult children of alcoholics, and teenagers. Useful appendixes list additional sources of information and describe certification for substance abuse professionals in each state. Psychologists, psychiatrists, and substance abuse counselors will find this handbook a necessary addition to their professional libraries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313276347
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/30/1992
  • Pages: 392
  • Sales rank: 1,030,137
  • Lexile: 1350L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

CHRIS E. STOUT is Associate Administrator and Chief of Psychology and the Director of the Department of Clinical Research and Evaluation of Forest Hospital and Foundation.

JOHN L. LEVITT is the Clinical Director of the HELP Eating Disorders Program of Partners in Psychiatry and Clinical Director of the Center for Compulsive and Abusive Disorders at HCA Woodland Hospital.

DOUGLAS H. RUBEN is the President of Best Impressions International, Inc.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Theories and Approaches
1 Behavioral Systems Approach 3
2 Family Systems Approach 25
3 Psychoanalytic Approach to Addictive Disorders 41
Pt. 2 Assessment of Addictive Disorders
4 Assessment of Substance Abuse: An Integrated Approach 61
5 Diagnosing Alcoholism: Toward a Multisource Approach 83
6 Assessment of Eating Disorders 97
Pt. 3 Treatment of Addictive Disorders
7 Smoking Modification: Research and Clinical Application 145
8 Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Abuse 165
9 Multifaceted Treatment of Patients with Severe Eating Disorders 181
Pt. 4 Minorities and Special Groups
10 Native Americans and Substance Abuse 203
11 The Elderly and Alcohol and Medication Abuse 215
12 Addiction and Traumatic Brain Injury 237
13 Etiology and Treatment of Adult Children of Alcoholics 253
14 Substance Abuse and Teenagers: A Review 287
Pt. 5 Clinical Issues
15 Countertransference in the Treatment of Addictive Disorders 301
16 Supervision of Substance Abuse Counselors 313
17 Clinical Supervision of Substance Abuse Therapy 325
Appendix A: The Resource Guide 339
Appendix B: Credentialing for Substance Abuse Counselors by State 347
Further Reading 359
Index 365
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