Solutions for the

Solutions for the "Treatment-Resistant" Addicted Client / Edition 1

by Nicholas A. Roes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789011212

ISBN-13: 9780789011213

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Help addicts to better their lives, even though they oppose treatment!

This useful volume, the result of more than ten years of work in researching and refining the techniques most likely to lead to positive client outcomes, offers field-tested methods for dealing with the most challenging addicted client types. These include hopeless clients, clients considered to

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Help addicts to better their lives, even though they oppose treatment!

This useful volume, the result of more than ten years of work in researching and refining the techniques most likely to lead to positive client outcomes, offers field-tested methods for dealing with the most challenging addicted client types. These include hopeless clients, clients considered to be in denial, and those who are in treatment not because they desire it, but because of a mandate from an outside authority. The techniques you'll find in Solutions for the “Treatment-Resistant” Addicted Client have proven to be successful with even the most difficult clients.

The techniques you will learn in this book avoid generating resistance on the part of the client and are easily integrated into any treatment model. You'll also find case studies, practice worksheets, and suggestions for therapeutic tasks to assign to your clients.

Solutions for the “Treatment-Resistant” Addicted Client will teach you:

  • why treating even the most challenging clients with respect is vital to successful therapy
  • why the concept of the client's “treatment readiness” is a myth; it is you, the therapist, who must be “ready” for the most challenging client!
  • how to give your therapeutic message greater impact and break out of unproductive patterns of relating to your clients

    And the book's final section, presented in Q&A format, addresses:

  • practical applications of the techniques discussed
  • theoretical frameworks for the interventions suggested
  • ethical concerns relating to dealing with clients who don't want treatment

Alcohol and drug counselors, probation/parole officers, social workers, and other mental health professionals who work with addicted clients will find this book an invaluable aid in their work. Students preparing to enter these careers, as well as those preparing for certification as alcohol or drug abuse counselors, also need the information found here. Solutions for the “Treatment-Resistant” Addicted Client is must reading for anyone dealing with this extraordinarily difficult population.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789011213
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Sect. IMeeting the Challenge of Hopeless Clients5
Ch. 1Hope-Inspiring Reflections7
Ch. 2Scaling17
Ch. 3Normalizing and Reframing25
Ch. 4Exploring Exceptions35
Ch. 5Externalizing Problems45
Ch. 6Looking Toward the Future and Clarifying Goals51
Ch. 7Sharing Counseling Notes with Hopeless Clients61
Ch. 8Homework65
Sect. IIMeeting the Challenge of Clients "In Denial"69
Ch. 9Listening, Alternate Definitions of Denial, and Preferred Views71
Ch. 10Consciousness Raising79
Ch. 11Clarifying Goals and Looking Toward the Future and Clients "in Denial"87
Ch. 12Other Techniques91
Sect. IIIMeeting the Challenge of Mandated Clients97
Ch. 13Clarifying Your Role99
Ch. 14Preferred Views and Compliments103
Ch. 15Identifying and Amplifying Change107
Ch. 16Turning Complaints into Treatment Goals and Promises into Treatment Tasks111
Ch. 17Other Techniques for Mandated Clients115
Sect. IVBreaking Your Own Rules125
Ch. 18Utilization127
Ch. 19Paradoxical Interventions133
Ch. 20Stop Trying So Hard137
Ch. 21Other Techniques141
Sect. VQuestions and Answers149
Ch. 22Practical Concerns151
Ch. 23Ethical Concerns159
Ch. 24In Closing163
Bibliography165
Index169

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