Helping Women Recover: A Program for Treating Substance Abuse - Special Edition for Use in the Criminal Justice System, Revised

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The Step-by-Step Guide to a Powerful Process for Healing Women with Substance Abuse

Since it was first published in 1999, Helping Women Recover has set the standard for best practice in the field of women and addiction. Helping Women Recover is based on Dr. Covington's Women's Integrated Treatment (WIT) model. It offers a program specifically designed to meet the unique needs of women in correctional settings who are addicted to alcohol and other drugs or have co-occurring ...

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Overview

The Step-by-Step Guide to a Powerful Process for Healing Women with Substance Abuse

Since it was first published in 1999, Helping Women Recover has set the standard for best practice in the field of women and addiction. Helping Women Recover is based on Dr. Covington's Women's Integrated Treatment (WIT) model. It offers a program specifically designed to meet the unique needs of women in correctional settings who are addicted to alcohol and other drugs or have co-occurring disorders. This thoroughly revised and updated edition includes evidence-based and empirically tested therapeutic interventions that are used to treat substance abuse and trauma in an innovative way. The Helping Women Recover program offers counselors, mental health professionals, and program administrators the tools they need to implement a gender-responsive, trauma-informed treatment program within the criminal justice system.

Included in SAMHSA’a National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787995348
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/23/2008
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 392
  • Sales rank: 1,521,985
  • Product dimensions: 12.20 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, LCSW, is a nationally recognized clinician, author, and organizational consultant noted for her pioneering work on women's issues. She has over twenty-five years of experience in the design and implementation of treatment services for women and is recognized for her work in both the public and private sectors. For the past fifteen years, Dr. Covington has worked to help institutions and programs in the criminal justice system develop effective gender-responsive services. She has provided training, technical assistance, and consulting services to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the National Institute of Corrections, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, the Correctional Service of Canada, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and many state and local jurisdictions.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1 Introduction to Substance-Abuse Treatment forWomen.

Women in the Criminal Justice System: Who They Are.

Historical Background: Why a Woman’s TreatmentProgram?

What We Have Learned.

Fundamentals of Gender-Responsive Services.

Integration.

The Value of Twelve Step Programs and Other Mutual-HelpGroups.

Research on Helping Women Recover.

2 Facilitating the Program.

Organization and Content of the Program.

Principles of an Effective Treatment Program.

The Role of the Facilitator.

Module A: Self.

1. Defining Self.

2. Sense of Self.

3. Self-Esteem.

4. Sexism, Racism, and Stigma.

Module B: Relationships.

5. Family of Origin.

6. Mothers.

7. Mother Myths.

8. Interpersonal Violence.

9. Creating Healthy Relationships and SupportSystems.

Module C: Sexuality.

10. Sexuality and Substance Abuse.

11. Body Image.

12. Sexual Identity.

13. Sexual Abuse.

14. Fear of Sex While Clean and Sober.

Module D: Spirituality.

15. What Is Spirituality?

16. Prayer and Meditation.

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 (DavidBerenson).

IX. Thirteen Statements of Affirmation or Acceptance (Women ForSobriety).

X. SMART Recovery®.

XI. Save Our Selves/(SOS).

References.

Gender-Responsive Resource Materials.

The Author.

Index.

Feedback Form.

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