Group Treatment for Substance Abuse, Second Edition: A by Mary Marden Velasquez PhD, Cathy Crouch LCSW, Nanette Stokes

By Mary Marden Velasquez PhD, Cathy Crouch LCSW, Nanette Stokes Stephens PhD, Carlo C. DiClemente PhD ABPP

The top handbook on group-based remedy of substance use problems, this hugely sensible ebook is grounded within the transtheoretical version and emphasizes the experiential and behavioral methods of swap. this system is helping consumers go through the phases of swap by means of construction talents for acknowledging an issue, finding out to behave, constructing and executing a plan, and attaining different serious initiatives. The specialist authors supply step by step guidance for imposing the 35 dependent classes, in addition to thoughts for boosting motivation. In a large-size structure with lay-flat binding for simple photocopying, the amount contains fifty eight reproducible handouts. buyers get entry to an online web page the place they could obtain and print the reproducible materials.

New to This Edition
*Reflects major advancements in learn and medical practice.
*Eight new periods targeting the mind and substance use, gratitude, strength of mind, mindfulness, popularity, and more.
*Updated discussions of motivational interviewing and using cognitive-behavioral suggestions with groups.
*41 of the fifty eight handouts are new or revised; all are actually downloadable.

See additionally Substance Abuse remedy and the phases of switch, moment Edition, by way of Gerard J. Connors et al., which explores how the transtheoretical version can tell therapy making plans and intervention in various scientific contexts.

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You will remember these theories by Pavlov and Skinner from your early psychology courses. The first theory, generated by Ivan Pavlov, describes how antecedent cues in the environment can become powerful triggers for behavior. , salivating). He demonstrated this principle by conditioning a dog to salivate when hearing a bell. He did this by first pairing the bell with food, and then removing the food. This same kind of conditioning can happen in humans. Drug and alcohol abusers often report many examples of situations, experiences, people, and places that have become closely linked to using and craving, and subsequently serve as triggers to use.

The target “change process objective” is provided at the start of each session, and the “rationale” for the way in which that particular session targets the change process (or processes) is detailed just below it. To conduct these sessions effectively, the group leader should keep the target change processes in mind throughout the session, remembering that the goal is to activate those particular client processes. As a group leader, the more you focus on activating the experiential and behavioral processes of change that are targeted in each session, the more you will become aware of client language that tells you the specific target processes are being activated.

Assertion Training One of the most tempting situations for clients who struggle with alcohol and other drug misuse is when they are offered a substance by another person. Assertion training provides clients with the skills they need in order to successfully turn down an offer to use. This technique involves teaching clients how to use positive body language and assertive statements in order to convey their meaning to others. Botvin and Wills (1985) reported that training in social assertiveness skills resulted in significant effects on substance abuse behaviors.

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