Psychotherapy and Substance Abuse: A Practitioner's Handbook / Edition 1by Arnold M. Washton
Pub. Date: 06/15/1995
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
One of the most prevalent and troublesome health care problems in the United States today, substance abuse is particularly rampant among persons seeking mental health services. Never before has it been so important for mental health professionals who do not specialize in substance abuse to be able to ascertain the possible involvement of alcohol or drug abuse when… See more details below
One of the most prevalent and troublesome health care problems in the United States today, substance abuse is particularly rampant among persons seeking mental health services. Never before has it been so important for mental health professionals who do not specialize in substance abuse to be able to ascertain the possible involvement of alcohol or drug abuse when assessing a client. Addressing a critical void in the literature, this practical new volume provides all the information general psychotherapists and mental health clinicians need to properly identify, assess, treat, and/or refer a client who is using psychoactive substances. Unlike other resources on the treatment of substance abuse, this volume is written specifically for nonspecialists working in mental health facilities, hospitals, private practice, or other clinical settings that are not specialized chemical dependency programs.
Particularly timely, the book takes into account the developments that have significantly changed substance abuse treatment. First is the extraordinary prevalence of alcohol and drug abuse among individuals seeking mental health services\m-\whether or not substance abuse is the presenting complaint. Second, there is recent acknowledgment that no single approach to treatment is superior to others, which has been accompanied by an increased appreciation for the role of psychotherapeutic approaches, especially with patients who are difficult to treat. Finally, managed care and other third-party payers now require that psychotherapists be able to properly identify and assess patients who may be using psychoactive substances. An invaluable resource, this volume provides nonspecialists with the practical knowledge they need to cope with these developments.
Table of Contents
|1||Overcoming Countertransference and Other Attitudinal Barriers in the Treatment of Substance Abuse||3|
|2||Clinical Assessment of Psychoactive Substance Use||23|
|3||Is Psychotherapy Effective for Substance Abusers?||55|
|4||Treatment Strategies for Comorbid Disorders: Psychopathology and Substance Abuse||76|
|5||Psychotherapy for Addictive Behavior: A Stage-Change Approach to Meaning Making||103|
|6||Integrating Psychotherapy and 12-Step Approaches||124|
|7||Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Two Self-Help Alternatives to the 12-Step Model||141|
|8||Addiction as a "Self-Medication" Disorder: Application of Ego Psychology to the Treatment of Substance Abuse||161|
|9||Motivational Interviewing: Increasing Readiness for Change||179|
|10||Working with Addicts in Private Practice: Overcoming Initial Resistance||192|
|12||Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with Substance Abusers||223|
|13||Relapse Prevention: Intervention Strategies for Mental Health Clients with Comorbid Addictive Disorders||243|
|14||Psychotherapy in Later-Stage Recovery||264|
|15||Structured Outpatient Treatment||285|
|16||Structured Inpatient Treatment: A Coping-Skills Training Approach||295|
|17||Treating Chemical-Dependent Couples and Families||314|
|18||Group Psychotherapy with Substance Abusers and Family Members||337|
|20||Dual Diagnosis: Outpatient Treatment of Substance Abusers with Coexisting Psychiatric Disorders||375|
|21||Adolescent Chemical Dependence: Assessment, Treatment, and Management||394|
|23||HIV and AIDS||428|
|24||The Role of Incest Issues in Relapse and Recovery||451|
|25||Women and Minorities in Treatment||470|
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What is impressive about Dr. Washton's book is the breadth and depth of the topics. Easy to read for professionals or serious students of addiction counseling. This is not a case study, but rather an overview of research in the field: Is psychotherapy effective? What are the best treatment strategies for dual diagnosis, for disadvantaged groups, for adolescents, for the elderly, for HIV infected clients? Contributing authors provide well-researched analysis of various treatment strategies for clinical assessment, for brief treatment, for couples and family treatment, for integration with 12-step (facilitated self-help groups), and for relapse prevention.