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Helping Women Recover, Community Package: A Program for Treating Addiction

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A Step-by-Step Guide to a Powerful Process for Healing Women with Addiction

While there is a wealth of material available for the treatment of addiction, most of the information is based on research focused on men-not women. Helping Women Recover fills this void and offers a program specifically designed to meet the unique needs of women who are addicted to alcohol and other drugs. The Helping Women Recover program offers counselors, mental health professionals, and program ...

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Overview

A Step-by-Step Guide to a Powerful Process for Healing Women with Addiction

While there is a wealth of material available for the treatment of addiction, most of the information is based on research focused on men-not women. Helping Women Recover fills this void and offers a program specifically designed to meet the unique needs of women who are addicted to alcohol and other drugs. The Helping Women Recover program offers counselors, mental health professionals, and program administrators the tools they need to implement this healing process in group therapy settings or with individual clients.

"A clear and comprehensive guide. Covington provides addiction professionals with a precise and detailed curriculum based on her knowledge, caring, and years of experience addressing the special needs of addicted women."—Monessa Overby, vice president, clinical services, Betty Ford Center

"An excellent tool for integrating women's issues with relapse prevention therapy. Helping Women Recover is practical, easy to use, and helps guide clinicians to work on the deeper recovery issues with addicted women."—Terence T. Gorski, founder, clinical director, National Relapse Prevention Certification School

"A well-written, thorough, eminently practical, and wise curriculum for all women-therapists and clients, teachers and students. She combines a deep understanding of female psychology with the realities of male-oriented culture to create a supportive model that emphasizes positive self-exploration and discovery. Covington provides a detailed teaching map-what to say, when, and why. Novice and experienced counselors can run with this outstanding plan. Underlying thetext is the assurance that the author understands women, what safety means to them, how important it is as a base for healing, and how to achieve it."—Stephanie Brown, director, The Addictions Institute and author of Treating Alcoholism

"A comprehensive, practical, and extraordinarily valuable guide for anyone involved in creating, implementing, or facilitating women's treatment programs."—Janet L. Surrey, founding scholar, Jean Baker Miller Training Institute, Stone Center, Wellesley College

"Helping Women Recover is vital to our work with the chemically dependent female-and there is no one who understands gender-specific work better than Stephanie Covington!" —Claudia Black, author of It Will Never Happen to Me

"Helping Women Recover is an exciting curriculum for women in which the facilitator is given clear and detailed instructions. To participate in these sessions would be a healing and revealing experience."—Anne Geller, associate professor of clinical medicine, Columbia University and past president, American Society of Addiction Medicine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787945800
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Edition description: RINGBOUND
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 11.50 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

STEPHANIE S. COVINGTON, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. is a nationally recognized clinician, author, and organizational consultant noted for her pioneering work on women's issues. As consultant to the Betty Ford Treatment Center, her work included the creation of a progressive and innovative program for women. She has trained mental health professionals in the United States, Mexico, Europe, Africa, and New Zealand. She is a board certified Diplomate of the National Association of Social Workers and a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
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Table of Contents

Introduction to Addiction Treatment for Women.
Historical Background: Why a Woman's Treatment Program?
Theoretical Perspectives: How Addiction Works and How Women Recover.
Facilitating the Program.
How the Program Is Organized.
Principles of an Effective Treatment Program.
Module A. Self.
Session 1 Defining Self.
Session 2 Sense of Self.
Session.
Self-esteem.
Session 4 Sexism, Racism, and Stigma.
Module B. Relationships.
Session 5 Family of Origin.
Session 6 Mothers.
Session 7 Mother Myths.
Session 8 Interpersonal Violence.
Session 9 Creating Healthy Relationships and Support Systems.
Module C. Sexuality.
Session 10 Sexuality and Addiction.
Session 11 Body Image.
Session 12 Sexual Identity.
Session 13 Sexual Abuse.
Session 14 Fear of Sex While Clean and Sober.
Module D. Spirituality.
Session 15 What Is Spirituality?
Session 16 Prayer and Meditation.
Session 17 Creating a Vision.
Appendix: Additional Recovery Resources.
I Five Primary Practices of the Oxford Group.
II The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.
III A.A. Slogans.
IV A Letter from Carl Jung to Bill Wilson.
V The Serenity Prayer.
VI The Synanon Prayer.
VII The Sixteen Steps for Discovery and Empowerment (Charlotte Kasl).
VIII A New Version of the Twelve Steps (David Berenson)IX Thirteen Statements of Affirmation or Acceptance (Women for Sobriety)
X Save Our Selves/(SOS)/ Secular Organization for Sobriety.
XI Rational Recovery.
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