Providing a step–by–step guide to applying skills–based and other therapies for the treatment of clients with substance dependence or abuse, this new edition also addresses the increasingly important areas of working with younger clients and clients with dual diagnoses. The authors use case studies to demonstrate how the various techniques can be combined and tailored to meet individual needs, and include useful lists of resources and self–help material that counsellors may share with their clients. The handouts and assessment scales that are included can be easily adapted for use with clients.
Written in an easy–to–read style, Treatment Approaches for Alcohol and Drug Dependence is practical, well–structured, and highly informative. It provides an invaluable tool for busy drug and alcohol workers in a range of programs, as well as supervisors and trainers in the field, and those in training. People working in this field who are looking for proven, effective techniques in the treatment of drug or alcohol problems will find this manual essential reading.
Practice Sheets and Client Handouts.
Foreword by Nick Heather.
How to Read this Book.
PART I: LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS.
1. General Counselling Skills.
3. Motivational Interviewing.
4. Goal Setting.
PART II: STRATEGIES FOR ACTION.
5. Brief and Early Interventions.
6. Problem–solving Skills.
7. Drink and Drug Refusal Skills.
8. Assertiveness Skills.
9. Communication Skills.
10. Cognitive Therapy.
11. Relaxation Training.
12. Behavioural Self–management.
13. Involving Concerned Others.
PART III: MAINTAINING CHANGE.
15. Self–help Groups.
16. Relapse Prevention Training.
17. Extended Care.
PART IV: SPECIAL GROUPS AND MANAGEMENT ISSUES.
18. Case Management.
19. Working with Young People.
20. Dual Diagnosis.
PART V: DESIGNING AN INTERVENTION.
21. Putting It All Together.