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Description - Treating Alcohol and Drug Problems in Psychotherapy Practice by Arnold M. Washton

Written specifically for the office-based psychotherapist, this practical guide describes how to detect, assess, diagnose, and treat clients presenting with a range of alcohol and drug problems. Detailed is an integrated, flexible psychotherapeutic approach that emphasizes building a strong therapeutic relationship, engaging clients "where they are," and addressing substance use within the larger context of their lives. The authors describe in very pragmatic terms how to use a combination of motivational, cognitive-behavioral, 12-step, and psychodynamic techniques with clients in different stages of change. Techniques are brought to life with numerous case vignettes, and appendices include reproducible client forms and handouts.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781593859800
ISBN-10: 1593859805
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Guilford Publications
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publish Date: 23-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Arnold M. Washton

Arnold M. Washton, PhD, is an addiction psychologist in private practice in New York City (Recovery Options) and Princeton, New Jersey (The Washton Group). A specialist in the treatment of substance use and other behavioral health problems since 1975, Dr. Washton has served on the faculty in Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine and on the voluntary staff of the University Medical Center at Princeton. He was the founding president of the Division on Addictions of the New York State Psychological Association and has served on advisory boards for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and special committees of the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the American Psychological Association. Dr. Washton's clinical work, teaching activities, and publications have often focused on integrating the principles and practices of client-centered psychotherapy into the treatment of addictions. Joan E. Zweben, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with over 35 years of experience in treating addiction and in training treatment practitioners. These practitioners include peer counselors, social workers, marriage and family counselors, psychologists, criminal justice personnel, nurses, and physicians. She has a broad-based background in treatment of both alcoholism and drug dependence and has experience with both residential and outpatient modalities. She has served on numerous work groups focused on policy issues. Dr. Zweben is the founder and Executive Director of the 14th Street Clinic (1979-2007) and the East Bay Community Recovery Project (1989-present). Through these organizations, she has collaborated with researchers locally and nationally since 1981. She is the author of 4 books and over 55 articles or book chapters and editor of 15 monographs on treating addiction.

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