Substance Abuse: A Practitioner's Guide to Comparative Treatments

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"This volume in Springer's well-conceived Comparative Treatments [for] Psychological Disorders Series was designed to examine psychotherapy approaches to chemical dependence treatment...[it] provides important theoretical and clinical information that will be of great use to psychotherapy students, particularly those at the graduate level. It will make an excellent companion resource to many specific chemical dependence treatment texts because it provides a variety of theories that are clearly linked to practical intervention strategies." --International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy

This volume addresses a clinical problem seen by most mental health professionals--the abuse of drugs and alcohol. Drs. Dowd and Rugle have assembled top professionals in the field to address the same case to illuminate the strengths and weaknesses of different therapeutic approaches to substance abuse. Treatment modalities include psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, REBT, family therapy, and more. The volume also presents current outcome research for evidence-based interventions.

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E. Thomas Dowd, PhD, ABPP, is Professor of Psychology at Kent State University, and previously taught at Florida State University and the University of Nebraska. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in two divisions, is President of the American Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, and is former president and currently on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, Inc. His research interests are in cognitive behaviorial/developmental therapy, hypnosis and hypnotherapy and its integration into CBT, the effect of individual differences in psychological reactance on the therapy process, and memory processes and tacit knowledge structures in psychological functioning and malfunctioning.

Dr. Dowd is the author or editor of countless articles, book chapters, and books, including The Psychologies of Religion: Working with the Religious Client (co-edited with S.L. Nielsen--Springer Publishing Company, 2006), and Clinical Advances in Cognitive Psychotherapy: Theory and Application (co-edited with Robert Leahy--Springer Publishing Company, 2002).

Loreen Rugle, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has focused on treatment and research of pathological gambling since 1984. Currently, Dr. Rugle is coordinator of the Gambling Treatment Program at the Louis Stokes Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Brecksville Division in Cleveland, Ohio. She is also clinical and research director for Trimeridian, Inc., a company dedicated to the treatment and research of problem and pathological gambling. She has participated in research on neuroimaging, pharmacotherapy and genetic studies of pathological gamblers.

Dr. Rugle received her doctorate from Kent State University. She was Deputy Director of the Veterans Addiction Recovery Center (VARC) for several years at the Brecksville Unit of the Cleveland Department of Veterans Administration Medical Center.

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  1. Substance Abuse in American Society, E. Thomas Dowd and Loreen C. Rugle
  2. Outcome Research in Substance Abuse Treatment, Carole A. Putt
  3. The Case of "Paul," Loreen G. Rugle and E. Thomas Dowd
  4. A Psychodynamic Approach to Treatment, Richard Hirschman and Michael Foster
  5. Behavioral Systems Approach, Douglas H. Ruben
  6. Cognitive Therapy of Substance Abuse, Cory F. Newman and Christine L. Ratto
  7. Thinking Your Way Clean: Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy with a Poly-Substance Abuser, Raymond DiGiuseppe and Jennifer Mascolo
  8. Client-Centered and Holistic Approach for Older Persons with Addiction Problems, Kathryn Graham and Jane Baron
  9. Client-Driven, Research-Guided Treatment for Substance Users: Bringing Harm Reduction to Clinical Practice, Frederick Rotgers
  10. Relapse Prevention and Harm Reduction in the Treatment of Co-Occurring Addiction and Mental Health Problems, Kimberly Barrett and G. Alan Marlatt
  11. Family Therapy, Helen S. Raytek
  12. Application of the Community Reinforcement Approach, Robert J. Meyers, Jane Ellen Smith, and V. Ann Waldorf
  13. The Case of Paul: A Systematic Approach to Ericksonian Utilization and Therapeutic Change, William J. Matthews
  14. Comparative Treatments: Summary and Conclusions, E. Thomas Dowd, Pamela J. Miles, and Loreen G. Rugle
  15. Appendix: Comparison of Approaches to the Case of Paul: Responding to the Questions

    Index

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