Couples Therapy for Alcohol Use Problems : A Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Program Therapist Guide: A Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Program Therapist Guide

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This therapist guide outlines a treatment program for couples wherein one partner has an alcohol use disorder. Based on the principles of CBT, this 12-session couples-focused program is designed not only to help the drinking partner stop drinking, but also to help his or her partner change behaviors that may contribute to the drinker's problem. Another aim of treatment is to enhance the couple's relationship.TreatmentsThatWorkTM represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions!
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Contents

Chapter 1 Introductory Information for Therapists
1
Chapter 2 Clinical Issues in Alcohol Behavioral Couple Therapy ABCT
25
Chapter 3 Assessing Alcohol Use and Problems
37
Introduction Rationale SelfRecording
55
Functional Analysis Noticing Positive Behavior
91
HighRisk Hierarchy Partner Functional Analysis Part I SelfManagement Plans
109
Partner Functional Analysis Part II Enhancing Motivation to Change
125
Dealing With Urges Decreasing Partner Triggers
135
Drink Refusal Communication Part II
177
Partner Role in Drink Refusal Communication Part III Relapse Prevention Part I
189
Problem Solving Relapse Prevention Part II
203
Relapse Prevention Part III Acceptance Framework
217
Review Relapse Prevention Part IV
227
Drinking Patterns Questionnaire
233
References
263
About the Authors
271

Rearranging Behavioral Consequences Shared Activities
149
Dealing With AlcoholRelated Thoughts Communication Part I
163

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About the author (2008)

Barbara McCrady is Professor II at the Center of Alcohol Studies and Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. Elizabeth Epstein is an Associate Research Professor at the Center of Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University.

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