Titel: Treating Alcohol and Drug Problems in Psychotherapy Practice: Doing What Works
Autor/en: Arnold M. Washton, Joan E. Zweben
Februar 2006 - gebunden - 312 Seiten
A clear, concise, and clinically relevant guide to treating substance use disorders in everyday practice, this book is specifically designed for clinicians who are not addictions specialists. Includes detailed descriptions of assessment and treatment techniques as well as hands-on resources.
Part I: Basic Issues and Perspectives. Introduction. Nature, Course, and Diagnosis of Substance Use Disorders. Pharmacology and Overview of Psychoactive Substances. Ingredients of the Integrated Approach: Doing What Works. Considerations in Addressing Concurrent Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders. The Role of Medications. Part II: Clinical Strategies and Techniques. Assessment. Individualized Goal Setting and Treatment Planning: Meeting Patients "Where They Are." Taking Action. Preventing Relapse. Psychotherapy in Ongoing and Later-stage Recovery. Group Therapy. Facilitating Participation in Self-Help Programs. Appendix 1: Self-administered Patient Questionnaire. Appendix 2: 10 Tips for Cutting Down on Your Drinking. Appendix 3: Inventory of "Triggers" for Alcohol and Drug Use. Appendix 4: Substance Abuse Websites.
Arnold M. Washton, PhD, Recovery Options, New York, NY, and Princeton, NJ, USA; and Joan E. Zweben, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco; East Bay Community Recovery Project, Oakland, CA, USA
"Of particular interest to psychotherapists in private practice, the book describes a variety of evidence-based approaches to working with clients who have addictive behavior problems, including those with concurrent disorders or dual diagnosis. The authors provide a 'how-to' treatment guide that will appeal to a wide range of readers, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and addiction counselors, as well as students in graduate training courses." - G. Alan Marlatt, Addictive Behaviors Research Center and Department of Psychology, University of Washington, USA "This guide empowers therapists with a wealth of information, advice, understanding, and strategies to help their patients move through the entire process of change to sustained recovery from alcohol and drug problems. It is easy to read and eminently useable. Every mental health practitioner should read this guide and keep it at hand. Your practice and your patients will be better off for it." - Carlo C. DiClemente, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, USA "This is the kind of book psychotherapists need... Anchored in the concept of adapting treatment to the client's stage of change, Washton and Zweben's approach to treatment is truly integrative and evidence-based, and incorporates the most effective strategies for intervention." - Jay Lebow, The Family Institute at Northwestern University; past president, APA Division of Family Psychology, USA "Each aspect of treatment is superbly addressed in a pragmatic, accessible, and flexible manner." - Gerard J. Connors, Research Institute on Addictions, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA "Despite the prevalence of alcohol and other drug abuse, psychotherapists typically receive inadequate training in treating these problems and are reluctant to take on substance-abusing patients. This practical book promises to change all that. Washton and Zweben show clinicians how to assess the problem, engage the patient, develop a plan, carry out the treatment, deal with relapse, and more." - Sigurd Ackerman, President and Medical Director, Silver Hill Hospital, USA "Writing in a clear and engaging style, the authors provide information that psychotherapists need to know about the addictions and how to treat them. They do a terrific job of integrating concepts and techniques of psychotherapy with addictions treatment. This book is a gem that psychotherapists of every orientation will find extremely valuable." - Hal Arkowitz, Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, USA "This text provides a sophisticated snapshot of substance-abuse treatment today, extending the provision of substance-abuse services by private practitioners." - APA PsycCRITIQUES "Many people interested in clinical work with alcoholics and addicts will benefit from making this a centerpiece of their library." - Families in Society