From a leading addiction specialist, this highly practical book explores what works in treating adolescents. Oscar G. Bukstein answers the clinician's vital question: "What do I do now?" He describes best practices for enhancing youths' motivation for change, teaching a variety of recovery skills, and implementing parent management training and parent–adolescent problem solving. The book covers ways to foster a prosocial peer network and to address mental health problems that co-occur with substance use disorders (SUDS). Clinicians can combine the strategies into an integrated approach or pick and choose depending on the needs of individual clients. Reproducible handouts and worksheets can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
About the Author:
Oscar G. Bukstein, MD, MPH, is Vice-Chair of Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Previously, he was Professor of Psychiatry and Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Medical Director of DePelchin Children’s Center. Since the 1980s, Dr. Bukstein's clinical practice and research have focused on treatment of youth with substance use disorders and other disruptive behavior disorders. He has authored or coauthored over 150 papers, chapters, or books. Dr. Bukstein spent 28 years at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he achieved the rank of Professor of Psychiatry. He is co-chair of the Committee on Quality Issues of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, which develops clinical practice guidelines for professionals treating children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders.