Motivating Substance Abusers to Enter Treatment: Working with Family Members
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Motivating Substance Abusers to Enter Treatment: Working with Family Members

by Jane Ellen Smith, Robert J. Meyers
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1593856466

ISBN-13: 9781593856465

Pub. Date: 11/30/2007

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Countless families have a loved one who refuses to acknowledge or seek treatment for a substance abuse problem. Yet until now, concerned family members who have asked for help generally have been told that their only recourse is either detaching from their loved one or conducting a highly confrontational "intervention." Filling a crucial need, this book presents a

Overview

Countless families have a loved one who refuses to acknowledge or seek treatment for a substance abuse problem. Yet until now, concerned family members who have asked for help generally have been told that their only recourse is either detaching from their loved one or conducting a highly confrontational "intervention." Filling a crucial need, this book presents a powerful new alternative: a nonconfrontational, empirically based therapy program oriented to the concerned significant other (CSO) who wants to motivate a family member or partner to enter treatment. Grounded in cutting-edge theory and research, the program can be readily implemented in a range of clinical settings.

Accessibly written and featuring many hands-on clinical tools, the volume begins with a concise overview of Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT). Chapters then take the clinician step by step through planning and delivering an array of well-tested motivational, behavioral, and cognitive interventions. Copious case examples illustrate ways to teach CSOs to change their own behavior toward their loved ones in order to reward sober behavior, discourage substance use, and ultimately help get the substance abusers into treatment. In the process, CRAFT also offers therapeutic benefits to the CSOs themselves, imparting valuable skills for problem solving and self-care. Geared to the complexities of real-world practice, the book includes guidelines for dealing with domestic violence risks and for troubleshooting a range of problems in treatment. Special features include useful, reproducible client materials and a summary of the growing evidence base for this time- and cost-effective approach. The first complete guide to implementing CRAFT, this book provides indispensable knowledge and skills for therapists and counselors of any orientation, with or without addiction treatment expertise. It serves as a uniquely informative text for graduate-level courses in addiction treatment, psychotherapy, family therapy, or direct practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593856465
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
11/30/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
289
Sales rank:
516,058
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Description of Community Reinforcement and Family Training1
Chapter 2Building and Sustaining Motivation of Concerned Significant Others11
Chapter 3Functional Analysis of a Problem Behavior40
Chapter 4Domestic Violence Precautions78
Chapter 5Improving Communication Skills of Concerned Significant Others108
Chapter 6Positive Reinforcement of Clean and Sober Behavior135
Chapter 7The Use of Negative Consequences165
Chapter 8Helping Concerned Significant Others Enrich Their Own Lives200
Chapter 9Inviting the Identified Patient to Enter Treatment229
Chapter 10Empirical Support for CRAFT258
References272
Index285

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