An ideal resource, this volume is a practical guide to the most up-to-date marital and family therapy practices that have been shown to be effective in treating alcohol problems. Chapters by leading clinician/researchers present practical "how to" information on research-tested methods for use at different stages of the alcoholism recovery process. Each chapter includes an overview of the specific method under consideration and detailed guidelines for implementation. Special clinical considerations are discussed, and a summary of current knowledge regarding efficacy as well as an extensive reference list are included. Illustrative case examples are provided throughout.
Table of Contents
Foreward, William R. Miller.
Preface, Timothy J. O'Farrell.
I. INITIATING CHANGE AND HELPING THE FAMILY WHEN THE ALCOHOLIC IS UNWILLING TO SEEK HELP.
1. Unilateral Family Therapy with Spouses of Uncooperative Alcohol Abusers, Edwin J. Thomas and Richard D. Ager.
2. Community Reinforcement Training for Families: A Method to Get Alcoholics into Treatment, Robert W. Sisson and Nathan H. Azrin.
3. Using Family Influence to Motivate Alcoholics to Enter Treatment: The Johnson Institute Intervention Approach, Michael R. Liepman.
4. A Group Program for Wives of Treatment- Resistant Alcoholics, Joan E. Dittrich.
II. STABILIZING SOBRIETY AND RELATIONSHIPS WHEN THE ALCOHOLIC SEEKS HELP.
5. Family Treatment in Short-Term Detoxification, Richard Bale.
6. The Hazelden Residential Family Program: A Combined Systems and Disease Model Approach, J. Clark Laundergan and Terence Williams.
7. A Behavioral Marital Therapy Couples Group Program for Alcoholics and Their Spouses, Timothy J. O'Farrell.
8. Alcohol-Focused Spouse Involvement with Behavioral Marital Therapy, Nora E. Noel and Barbara S. McCrady.
9. Systemic Couples Therapy for Alcohol-Abusing Women, Joseph L. Wetchler, Eric E. McCollum, Thorana S. Nelson, Terry S. Trepper, and Robert A. Lewis.
10. Family Therapy for Adolescent Alcohol Abuse, Terry S. Trepper, Fred P. Piercy, Robert A. Lewis, Robert J. Volk, and Douglas H. Sprenkle.
III. MAINTAINING LONG TERM RECOVERY AND PREVENTING RELAPSE.
11. Behavioral Contracts Between Alcoholics and Family Members to Improve Aftercare Participation and Maintain Sobriety after Inpatient Alcoholism Treatment, Deborah J. Ossip-Klein and Robert G. Rychtarik.
12. Couples Relapse Prevention Sessions After a Behavioral Marital Therapy Couples Group Program, Timothy J. O'Farrell.
13. Relapse Prevention: A Couples-Therapy Perspective, Barbara S. McCrady.
IV. FUTURE DIRECTIONS AND CONCLUDING COMMENTS.
14. Brief Couples Treatment for Alcohol Problems, Allen Zweben and David Barrett.
15. Family Intervention with the Alcoholic After Major Injury in the Trauma Center Setting, Larry M. Gentilello and Patrick Duggan.
16. Conclusions and Future Directions in Practice and Research on Marital and Family Therapy in Alcoholism Treatment, Timothy J. O'Farrell.
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