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Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders : Treating People, Not Behaviors



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Noted expert Jack Klott presents new and innovative approaches to help identify, assess, and treat high-risk clients who suffer from challenging co-occurring disorders. He shows how to apply the basic principles of treatment, how to recognize the essential aspects of a treatment plan, and illustrates how Motivational Enhancement Therapy can be an effective treatment strategy. With an emphasis on "treating people, not behaviors," Jack addresses stage wise interventions, the "how to" and benefits of motivational interviewing, and other treatment considerations to take into account. The importance of identifying suicide risk factors and what these are is a primary focus of the book. Examines the guiding principles for treating clients with co-occurring disorders Details the methods of formulating an evidence-based individualized treatment plan for the self-medicating mentally ill and how to assess this population for suicide risk and vulnerability Includes numerous clinical case studies to illustrate key points and reinforce learning Puts the focus on the person and not a behaviorally defined diagnostic category Reflects state-of-the-art knowledge for the treatment of co-occurring disorders

Author Biography

JACK KLOTT, MSSA, LISW, CSW, MINT, has over 40 years of experience working with clients who suffer from a complexity of psychiatric, psychological, and substance use issues. He founded Suicide Prevention Consultants, a private practice located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, that serves high-risk clients vulnerable to treatment resistance, non-compliance, and multiple relapse behavior. He is the author of The Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Planner and The Suicide and Homicide Risk Assessment and Prevention Treatment Planner (both published by Wiley).

Table of Contents


Chapter One Introduction: An Examination of the Guiding Principles for Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

Chapter Two Definition for Co-occurring Disorders: All Behaviors are Purposeful

Chapter Three The Core Task of Therapy

Chapter Four The Therapy Alliance: Nobody Changes Without Motivation

Chapter Five Case Conceptualization for Co-occurring Disorders: Getting to Know the Person

Chapter Six Suicide Risk Assessment for Co-occurring Disorders

Chapter Seven Puttingit All Together—Integrated Treatment


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