Group Therapy for Substance Use Disorders A Motivational Cognitive-Behavioral Approach

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-01-20
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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This authoritative book presents a groundbreaking evidence-based approach to conducting therapy groups for persons with substance use disorders. The approach integrates cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, and relapse prevention techniques, while capitalizing on the power of group processes. Clinicians are provided with a detailed intervention framework and clear-cut strategies for helping clients to set and meet their own treatment goals. More than two dozen ready-to-use reproducible assessment tools, handouts, homework exercises, and session outlines are supplied in a convenient large-size format.This book will be invaluable to clinical psychologists, social workers, substance abuse counselors, and other clinicians who treat clients with addiction and substance use problems. It may also serve as a supplemental text in graduate-level courses.

Author Biography

Linda Carter Sobell, PhD, ABPP, is Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Training at the Center for Psychological Studies at Nova Southeastern University, where Mark B. Sobell, PhD, ABPP, also serves as Professor. Together, they are Codirectors of the Guided Self-Change Clinic. Their research and hundreds of publications focus on brief motivational interventions, the process of self-change, and the Timeline Followback assessment method. Each is a recipient of numerous awards for their contributions to the field of addictions, including the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the Society of Clinical Psychology, Division 12 of the American Psychological Association; the Charles C. Shepard Science Award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry; and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Addictions Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

Table of Contents

I. Rationale, Research, and Assessment 1. Guided Self-Change Treatment and Its Successful Extension to Group Therapy 2. Overview of Motivational Interviewing Strategies and Techniques 3. Assessment: A Running Start for Treatment II. Guided Self-Change: A Motivational Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Individual and Group Therapy 4. Guided Self-Change Treatment in an Individual Format 5. Integrating Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques into Group Therapy III. Conducting and Managing Groups: Pregroup Planning, Group Cohesion, and Difficult Situations and Clients 6. Building Group Cohesion: Music Comes from the Group 7. Managing Groups: Structural Issues 8. Managing Difficult Clients in Groups 9. The Way Ahead Appendices A. AUDIT Questionnaire B. Drug use Questionnaire (DAST-10) C. Drug Use History Questionnaire D. Brief Situational Confidence Questionnaire (BSCQ)

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