Treating Alcoholism (Jossey Bass Social and Behavioral Science Series)

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9780787900687: Treating Alcoholism (Jossey Bass Social and Behavioral Science Series)

An invaluable model for making informed treatment decisions

A Volume in the Jossey-Bass Library of Current Clinical Technique

Highly recommAnded. . .for clinicians who want to understand and treat the alcoholic in a pragmatic and step-wise fashion.
--NARPPS Journal

In this comprehensive book, editor Stephanie Brown presents a model of alcoholism treatment to help you guide alcoholics and their families on the path to long-term recovery. Experts in the field give you the skills to address the myriad problems associated with alcoholism by providing up-to-date information and illustrative case examples. This book, filled with a wealth of information, will help you set specific therapeutic techniques for working with alcoholics and the families of alcoholics in a clinical setting.

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Serious controversies surrounding theory and practice within the addictions field continue to influence and undermine the successful treatment and recovery of alcoholics. Treating Alcoholism, a volume in the major, new Jossey-Bass series on psychotherapeutic treatment, presents a model of alcoholism treatment that is an invaluable resource for making informed decisions to help guide alcoholics and their families on the path to long-term recovery.

Treating Alcoholism is a wonderful book that is extremely informative and engaging for experienced clinicians as well as students new to addiction treatment. This book takes on controversies in the field and addresses them head-on. By the end, the reader has an in-depth understanding of what it takes to provide solid treatment for recovery from alcoholism.”
—ELLYN BADER, PHD, director, The Couples Institute

“This book will help all readers, regardless of discipline or training, to be able to treat the alcoholic in a pragmatic, step-wise fashion. The instructions are clear yet individualized, and the case examples are succinct and relevant.”
—EDWARD KAUFMAN, M.D., clinical professor of psychiatry, University of California, Irvine

“Stephanie Brown’s new book will help alcoholics. Through the perspectives of Alcoholics Anonymous, but embodying many other treatments and recovery strategies, Treating Alcoholism provides a wealth of practical clinical guidance. It is chock full of short case descriptions of alcoholic people and their struggle for recovery.”
—DAVID C. LEWIS, M.D., professor of medicine and community health, Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies

PRAISE FOR THE JOSSEY-BASS LIBRARY OF CURRENT CLINICAL TECHNIQUE
IRVIN D. YOLAM, General Editor

“Reading these books will make you better at what you do. They combine concrete suggestions with clinical examples, so that you will understand not only what to do, but why. This series sets a new standard for clear, intelligent clinical writing on psychotherapeutic and psychiatric technique.”
—DAVID SPIEGEL, M.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral science, Stanford University School of Medicine

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Serious controversies surrounding the theory and practice of the addictions field continue to influence and undermine the successful treatment and recovery of alcoholics. In this comprehensive book, editor Stephanie Brown presents a model of alcoholism treatment that is an invaluable resource for making informed treatment decisions to help guide alcoholics and their families on the path to long-term recovery. Written by experts in the field, Treating Alcoholism is filled with up-to-date information and illustrative case examples that will provide clinicians with the skills necessary to address the myriad problems associated with alcoholism. Based on a developmental model of recoveryfrom drinking to transition, early and ongoing recovery, the book offers a wealth of knowledge and specific therapeutic techniques for working with alcoholics and the families of alcoholics in a clinical setting. This jargon-free reference provides professionals with:** clear-cut methods for working with a client's most difficult defenses, particularly denial** a detailed map for assessment that describes the subtleties and pitfalls of the diagnostic process** practical and concrete guidelines for dealing with slips and relapses** a guide to the complexities of diagnosis and treatment in terms of other co-existing psychiatric conditions (dual diagnosis)** answers to questions about the controversial issue of medication and the addictive client** tasks for the therapist and the couple moving through the stages of drinking and recovery** a developmental model of recovery for the family as a whole.

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