The First Session with Substance Abusers: A Step-by-Step Guide / Edition 1

The First Session with Substance Abusers: A Step-by-Step Guide / Edition 1

by Nicholas A. Cummings Ph.D., Janet L. Cummings Ph.D.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787949337

ISBN-13: 9780787949334

Pub. Date: 06/06/2000

Publisher: Wiley

It is during the critical first session with substance abusers that clinicians have the first, and all too often the last, opportunity to break through the wall of denial and create an atmosphere of trust that is so crucial to changing behavior. Written by a father-daughter team of clinical psychologists, The First Session with Substance Abusers outlines a proven

Overview

It is during the critical first session with substance abusers that clinicians have the first, and all too often the last, opportunity to break through the wall of denial and create an atmosphere of trust that is so crucial to changing behavior. Written by a father-daughter team of clinical psychologists, The First Session with Substance Abusers outlines a proven plan for conducting an initial session that can uncover substance abuse problems with clients no matter how resistant or manipulative they may be. Applying the methods outlined in this book, psychologists and health professionals can use the first session to assess and evaluate the depth and duration of the substance abuse problem and motivate the client to begin the most appropriate form of treatment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787949334
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/06/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.96(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword, Jeanne Albronda Heaton.

Introduction.

Who Is the Substance Abuser?

Presenting Problems: Different Tugs from Different Drugs.

Identifying the Problem in the First Session.

Modalities of Treatment.

Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations.

Establishing the Therapeutic Alliance.

Further Interviewing Strategies: The Games.

The First Interview with the Enabler.

Countertransference: Denial Is a Two-Way Street.

Appendix.

Suggested Readings.

The Authors.

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