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Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change, Second Edition Selecting and Planning Interventions

by Gerard J. Connors, Mary Marden Velasquez, Dennis M. Donovan, Carlo C. DiClemente

Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change, Second Edition Selecting and Planning Interventions Synopsis

A widely adopted practitioner resource and course text, this book shows how to apply knowledge about behavior change in general -- and the stages-of-change model in particular -- to make substance abuse treatment more effective. The authors are leaders in the field who describe ways to tailor interventions for clients with varying levels of motivation or readiness to change. They draw on cutting-edge theory and research on the transtheoretical model to explain what works (and what doesn't work) at different stages of change. Rich clinical examples illustrate the whats, whys, and how-tos of using the stages-of-change model to inform treatment planning and intervention for individuals, groups, couples, and families. New to This Edition *Reflects the ongoing development of the stages-of-change model and research advances over the past decade. *Chapter on stage-based brief interventions in health care, social service, and community settings. *Group treatment chapter has been significantly revised. *Expanded coverage of the change processes relevant to each stage. See also Group Treatment for Substance Abuse, Second Edition, by Mary Marden Velasquez et al., a manual for a group-based approach grounded in the transtheoretical model.

Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change, Second Edition Selecting and Planning Interventions Press Reviews

For over a decade, the stages-of-change model has created a paradigm shift in the conceptualization, design, and delivery of treatment services for substance use disorders. This updated volume reflects the ongoing evolution of the theoretical model and its ever-expanding clinical application. Particularly noteworthy is a completely revised chapter on group treatment and an intriguing new chapter on applications in health care and other settings. This book is both a valuable treatment guide for clinicians and an excellent classroom text for students. --Arnold M. Washton, PhD, Executive Director, Recovery Options, New York City and Princeton, New Jersey This is a unique volume produced by leading experts in the addiction field. It presents key concepts related to the process of change and shows how they can inform treatment. The book is straightforward and highly readable, with engaging clinical examples. --Marc Galanter, MD, Director, Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, New York University School of Medicine The path toward successful resolution of substance use problems is not an easy one. This book offers up-to-date research and clinical information focusing on processes of change when working with individuals with problematic substance use. The roadmap to change offered in this book can be used by a wide range of clinicians. Updates in the second edition address the current needs of the field and add to the utility of the book for clinicians, students, and instructors. --Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner, PhD, LCSW, Silver School of Social Work, New York University I have been using this text for four years in my Treatment Delivery course. The text describes in detail the stages encountered in making any significant lifestyle change, and helps students conceptualize and understand the process of recovery. Students get valuable insights into how to plan interventions that assist clients to move from each stage of change to the next. --E. Michael Bartlinski, LCSW-C, Adjunct Professor of Human Services, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, Maryland (on the first edition)

Book Information

ISBN: 9781462508044
Publication date: 15th February 2013
Author: Gerard J. Connors, Mary Marden Velasquez, Dennis M. Donovan, Carlo C. DiClemente
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 356 pages
Categories: Palliative medicine, Addiction & therapy,

About Gerard J. Connors, Mary Marden Velasquez, Dennis M. Donovan, Carlo C. DiClemente

Gerard J. Connors, PhD, is Senior Research Scientist and former Director of the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions. His clinical research interests include treatment of substance use disorders, patient-treatment matching, early interventions with heavy drinkers, the role of the therapeutic alliance in addictions treatment, and treatment outcome evaluation. Dr. Connors has authored or coauthored over 100 articles, book chapters, and books in the area of alcoholism and addictive behaviors. 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, the Center for Community Collaboration, ...

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