Clinical Guide to Alcohol Treatment: The Community Reinforcement Approach

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Guilford Press, Aug 4, 1995 - Psychology - 211 pages
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This hands-on manual is the first complete guide to implementing the Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA), a highly effective cognitive-behavioral treatment for alcohol problems. CRA uses social, recreational, familial, and vocational strategies that result in sober behavior becoming more rewarding than drinking behavior. The authors offer step-by-step instructions for each component of the program, and use client-therapist dialogues to illustrate effective techniques for assessment and treatment.
Topics include:
:: behavioral skills training
:: social and recreational counselling
:: marital therapy
:: motivational preparation
:: stress management techniques
This book will be of value to all clinicians who treat alcohol abusing clients including psychologists, psychiatrists, substance abuse counsellors, and social workers.
 

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Contents

History of the Community Reinforcement Approach
1
Chapter 2
33
Chapter 3
53
Disulfiram Use Within
59
Chapter 5
80
Behavioral Skills Training
102
Chapter 7
121
Chapter 8
138
CRA Marital Therapy
147
Chapter 10
180
Chapter 11
199
Index
207
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About the author (1995)

Robert J. Meyers, M.S., is the Clinical Director of several CRA grants at the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA) at the University of New Mexico. One of the original CRA therapists, he has worked as a clinician, trainer, and supervisor in the substance abuse field for nearly 20 years, and has played a valuable role in the development of CRA.
Jane Ellen Smith, PhD, is Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Mexico.

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