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Cognitive Therapy of Substance Abuse - Aaron T. Beck

Paperback Published: 16th January 2001
ISBN: 9781572306592
Number Of Pages: 354

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Cognitive therapy offers a well-documented and cost-effective psychosocial treatment model for working with substance abuse disorders. Comprehensive and accessible, this volume clearly details the cognitive model of addiction, the specifics of case formulation, management of the therapeutic relationship, and the structure of the therapy sessions. It discusses how to educate patients in the treatment model and procedures and manage their cravings and urges for drugs and alcohol. Specific cognitive and behavioral strategies and techniques are described in detail, as are methods for understanding and working with patients who present concomitant problems of depression, anxiety, low frustration tolerance, anger, and personality disorders. Also addressed are such significant issues as crisis management and relapse prevention. Enhancing the utility of the volume are appendices featuring sample client inventories and checklists. These forms are designed to help the clinician identify targets for intervention, track progress over time, and develop an individualized relapse prevention plan for each client.

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'The strength of the authors' approach is exemplified by the clarity and concision of their writing, and by the operationalization of their constructs... Constitutes a 'gold standard' for the field.' - Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy

Overview of Substance Abuse
Cognitive Model of Addiction
Theory and Therapy of Addiction
The Therapeutic Relationship and its Problems
Formulation of the Case
Structure of the Therapy Session
Educating Patients in the Cognitive Model
Setting Goals
Techniques of Cognitive Therapy
Dealing With Craving/Urges
Focus on Beliefs
Managing General Life Problems
Crisis Intervention
Therapy of Depression in Addicted Individuals
Anger and Anxiety
Concomitant Personality Disorders
Relapse Prevention in the Cognitive Therapy of Substance Abuse
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ISBN: 9781572306592
ISBN-10: 1572306599
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 16th January 2001
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.49