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Integrating 12 Steps and Psychotherapy: Helping Clients Find Sobriety and Recovery
Osten, Kevin A. and Robert Switzer
Sage Publications / Softcover / 2013-06-01 / 1412998980
12-Step - Professional Materials / Alcohol
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224 pages
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Integrating 12 Steps and Psychotherapy: Helping Clients Find Sobriety and Recovery presents a practical and applied approach to working with substance dependent clients. Designed to be accessible to a wide and multidisciplinary audience of helpers at all skill levels, this text helps future practitioners fully understand the clinical challenges with substance dependence, adjust their thinking and technique in order to match their client’s phase of recovery, and optimize client retention and treatment outcomes. Utilizing educator, training, and practice perspectives, authors Kevin A. Osten and Robert Switzer explore relevant theory and techniques in integrating 12-Steps across a broad range of clinical issues including: the assessment and treatment of resistant and ambivalent pre-recovery clients; boundary setting, undoing antisocial adaption; processing counter transference reactions; and the intersection between biological functioning and ability in early recovery.

Contents:

Chapter 1: An Integrated View: How 12-Steps and Psychology Agree and Disagree on the Understanding of Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence
Chapter 2: Examining the Components of a 12-Step Program; Their Benefits and Criticisms
Chapter 3: A Clinical Perspective on Why 12-Steps is a Useful Tool for Reversing the Damage Wrought by Substance Dependence
Chapter 4: A Primer on Therapeutic Practice with Substance Use Clients
Chapter 5: Assessment Considerations and Techniques
Chapter 6: Therapy Considerations and Techniques
Chapter 7: Hitting Bottom
Chapter 8: Substance Dependence – A Relapsing Disease
Chapter 9: Step One, The Journey Begins
Chapter 10: Step Two, the Journey Continues
Chapter 11: Step Three, the Journey Becomes Purposeful
Chapter 12: Afterword for Experienced Clinicians Beginning Work with Substance Use Clients
Appendix
Author Bios

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