Group Treatment for Substance Abuse, Second Edition: A Stages-of-Change Therapy Manual

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Guilford Publications, Oct 22, 2015 - Medical - 308 pages
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The leading manual on group-based treatment of substance use disorders, this highly practical book is grounded in the transtheoretical model and emphasizes the experiential and behavioral processes of change. The program helps clients move through the stages of change by building skills for acknowledging a problem, deciding to act, developing and executing a plan, and accomplishing other critical tasks. The expert authors provide step-by-step guidelines for implementing the 35 structured sessions, along with strategies for enhancing motivation. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the volume includes 58 reproducible handouts. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

New to This Edition
*Reflects significant developments in research and clinical practice.
*Eight new sessions focusing on the brain and substance use, gratitude, self-control, mindfulness, acceptance, and more.
*Updated discussions of motivational interviewing and the use of cognitive-behavioral techniques with groups.
*41 of the 58 handouts are new or revised; all are now downloadable.

See also Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change, Second Edition, by Gerard J. Connors et al., which explores how the transtheoretical model can inform treatment planning and intervention in diverse clinical contexts.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I How to Help People Change
7
PCP Sequence PrecontemplationContemplationPreparation
51
ActionMaintenance
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About the author (2015)

Mary Marden Velasquez, PhD, is the Director of the Health Behavior Research and Training (HBRT) Institute at the School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin. For more than 20 years, Dr. Velasquez has developed and studied behavioral interventions in the areas of group therapy, integrated primary care, screening and brief interventions, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, alcohol and other drug abuse, prenatal health, sexually transmitted disease and HIV prevention, and smoking cessation. With particular expertise in the use of evidence-based brief interventions in health care, substance abuse treatment, and criminal justice settings, she is the author of numerous publications on motivational interventions in high-risk settings. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).

Cathy Crouch, LCSW, is Executive Vice-President of SEARCH Homeless Services, a large multi-service organization in Houston, Texas, which works with persons who have substance use problems and other issues. She has 27 years of management experience in nonprofit, corporate, and academic settings, and a strong commitment to using evidence-based practices and conducting research and evaluation. Over her career she has served as coprincipal investigator or consultant on a number of large federally funded research grants, including several clinical trials. Ms. Crouch is a licensed clinical social worker, a state board-approved clinical supervisor, and a member of MINT.

Nanette Stokes Stephens, PhD, is Director of Training and Research Scientist at the HBRT Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Stephens has more than 20 years of experience working with the transtheoretical model and utilizing motivational interviewing as a trainer, clinician, consultant, coach, and supervisor, and she has published peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. She is a member of MINT and has worked in a wide range of settings and agencies, including those that provide substance abuse services for veterans, homeless people, military personnel, juvenile probationers, college students, and women at risk for alcohol- and tobacco-exposed pregnancies.

Carlo C. DiClemente, PhD, ABPP, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and Director of the MDQuit tobacco resource center and the Center for Community Collaboration at UMBC. He is codeveloper of the transtheoretical model of behavior change and is the author of numerous scientific publications on motivation and behavior change. His books include Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change, Second Edition (coauthored with Gerard J. Connors, Mary Marden Velasquez, and Dennis M. Donovan), Addiction and Change: How Addictions Develop and Addicted People Recover, and the self-help resource Changing for Good. Dr. DiClemente is a recipient of numerous awards, including, most recently, a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Addictive Behaviors Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

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