Couple Therapy for Alcoholism

Couple Therapy for Alcoholism

A Cognitive-behavioral Treatment Manual

Book - 1996
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Guilford Pr
Recent research in the treatment of alcoholism has shown that the involvement of a spouse or partner improves outcome for the client. This hands-on guide presents a time-limited, cognitive-behavioral treatment in the context of couple therapy. The volume demonstrates how to engage the alcoholic's partner as an active participant in the treatment process. Using this state-of-the-art approach, the practitioner can respond to the needs of both the alcoholic and the partner, which may motivate the couple to remain in treatment and learn the skills they need to overcome the many struggles inherent in a relationship affected by alcoholism. Organized so that each chapter and the suggested interventions may stand alone or be integrated with a variety of therapeutic approaches, the book includes numerous illustrative case examples and a wealth of reproducible handouts in the form of exercises, charts, and sample dialogues.

Note About Photocopy Rights: The publisher grants book purchasers permission to reproduce handouts and forms in this book for use with their clients.


Book News
The manual, written by four psychiatrists, promotes a 20 session cognitive-behavioral model to treat alcoholism in a couple context, tested in a research program sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Each session offers suggested interventions that can stand alone or be integrated with other therapies. The treatment begins with simple skills progressing to more complex interactions to help couples team up and build positive behavior, including abstinence. The volume features case examples, exercises, and sample dialogues. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Recent research in the treatment of alcoholism has shown that the involvement of a spouse or partner improves outcome for the client. This hands-on guide presents a time-limited, cognitive-behavioral treatment in the context of couple therapy. The volume demonstrates how to engage the alcoholic's partner as an active participant in the treatment process. Using this state-of-the-art approach, the practitioner can respond to the needs of both the alcoholic and the partner, which may motivate the couple to remain in treatment and learn the skills they need to overcome the many struggles inherent in a relationship affected by alcoholism. Organized so that each chapter and the suggested interventions may stand alone or be integrated with a variety of therapeutic approaches, the book includes numerous illustrative case examples and a wealth of reproducible handouts in the form of exercises, charts, and sample dialogues.

Note About Photocopy Rights: The publisher grants book purchasers permission to reproduce handouts and forms in this book for use with their clients.


Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, c1996
ISBN: 9781572300705
1572300701
Characteristics: xiii, 210 p. : forms ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Wakefield, Phylis J.

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