Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy in the Treatment of Addiction. A Treatment Planner for Clinicians

  • ID: 2251153
  • Book
  • 200 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Treating individuals with a substance misuse problem can be challenging. Cognitive–Behavioural Therapy in the Treatment of Addiction is a practical treatment planner that offers an evidence–based model to aid client assessment and formulate a successful treatment plan.

The volume introduces cognitive–behavioural therapy (CBT) as an effective psychological intervention that can be used in a variety of clinical settings such as community and outpatient services, structured in– and day– patient programmes and residential rehabilitation units. In addition, the book includes appendices with session tools, therapy worksheets, daily thought record sheets and coping skills strategies. The detailed guidelines and effective advice provided will help both clinicians and care staff to address their clients′ substance misuse problem in a collaborative, practical and psychotherapeutic way.

This book is an invaluable tool for specialists working in the field of addictions as well as therapists and other care staff in general adult services who are seeking to develop their approach toward the treatment of addiction.

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About the Authors.




Chapter 1. Overview and Use of the Book.

Chapter 2. Introduction to Cognitive–Behaviour Theory and Research Evidence.

Chapter 3. Cognitive and Behavioural Techniques.

Chapter 4. Agenda Setting and Structure of Sessions.

Chapter 5. Assessment and Case Formulation.

Chapter 6. Core Topics.

Chapter 7. Elective Topics.

Chapter 8. Therapist Training and Supervision.

Appendix I.

Appendix II.

Appendix III.

Appendix IV.



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"The manual provides comprehensive information regarding CBT approaches to substance use … .One of its strengths is that the authors propose that their model and techniques can be transferred to all substances." (Drug and Alcohol Review, January 2009)

"This book is likely to be a well–used resource for clinicians to establish individualized CBT treatments for all types of addiction." (Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy, July 2008)

"I cannot praise this book highly enough.  I would think that anyone at whatever level of experience will gain something from the book." (Clinical Psychology Forum)

"A comprehensive manual … It provides clear guidelines and information in relation to addiction and CBT and is both useful and informative." (Journal of Analytical Psychology)

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