Treating Adult Children of Alcoholics: A Behavioral Approach (Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional)

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Treating Adult Children of Alcoholics showcases the first collection of treatment chapters devoted entirely to a systematic behavioral analysis of drinking and nondrinking offspring of alcoholic families. The author identifies the functional and behavioral characteristics that make up the adult children of alcoholics (ACOA) syndrome. This compendium combines current innovations in behavioral medicine with multi-componential interventions shown effective with the variety of disorders evident in this patient population. This handbook for practitioners is richly laced with case examples and addresses the needs of therapists seeking fast, effective and proven treatments for longstanding clinical symptoms of children of alcoholics.

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* First book to use behavioral analysis to talk about Adult Children of Alcoholics
* Gives introductory principles of conditioning in opening chapters for novice readers
* First book to say ACOA patterns are predictable, measurable, and treatable in a short time
* Gives scientifically based criteria to "rate your date" and prevent repeated relationship failures
* Introduces a new assessment device to diagnose ACOAs
* Warns therapists of recovery sabotage and how to overcome it

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Treating Adult Children of Alcoholics: A Behavioral Approach is the first book devoted entirely to a systematic behavioral analysis of the drinking and non-drinking offspring of alcoholic families. It combines current innovations in applied and experimental research with behavior therapy interventions proven effective with social skill training, and a variety of disorders including obsessive-compulsions, phobias, and addictions. Chapters highlight methods of assessment and short-term therapy for related emotional disorders such as shame, guilt, excessive caretaking, and post-traumatic childhood fears. Recovery-sabotage and family resistance chapters round out empirically valid steps to treat Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA). The treatment also facilitates prosocial behavior in work settings, friendships and marriage. Students and practitioners will discover they can clearly identify, measurably predict, and efficiently treat chronic clinical symptoms of ACOAs within a short time.

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