Author(s): Tracey J. Jarvis
A step-by-step guide to applying skills-based therapies to clients with alcohol or other drug dependence/misuse. The authors give case studies to demonstrate how the various techniques can be combined and tailored to individual needs. They have also included lists of resources and self-help material which counsellors may share with their clients. Written in an easy-to-read style, this manual is accessible, well-structured and highly informative and provides an invaluable tool for practitioners and those in training. People working in this field who are looking for proven, effective techniques in the treatment of drug problems will find it essential reading.
LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS: General Counselling Skills; Assessment; Motivational Interviewing; Goal Setting; STRATEGIES FOR ACTION: Problem Solving Skills; Drink and Drug Refusal Skills; Assertiveness Skills; Communication Skills; Cognitive Restructuring; Relaxation Training; Behavioural Self-Management; Couples Therapy; Antabuse; Covert Sensitization; MAINTAINING CHANGE: Self-Help Groups; Relapse Prevention Training; Aftercare; DESIGNING AN INTERVENTION: Putting it all Together; A Final Note: Early Intervention.