A must-have clinical resource that should have a place on every clinicians’ shelf - now in a fully revised and updated second edition!
Dr. Charles Atkins, board-certified psychiatrist, addictions specialist, and clinical trainer, brings the latest on effective treatment and recovery with Co-Occurring Disorders: A Whole-Person Approach to the Assessment and Treatment of Substance Use and Mental Disorders (2nd edition).
Written in his signature straightforward style and packed with accessible clinical tools, it serves as a navigation guide through the complexities of co-occurring disorders, providing clarity where many clinicians find themselves stuck. This book is a must-have resource for the rubber-meets-the-road clinician, as well as the educators who train them. Now in its second edition, it covers:
• The latest research on health and wellness interventions
• New comprehensive case studies
• Tools from evidence-based treatment models, including
• Motivational interviewing
• Cognitive-behavioral strategies
• Skills training
• Mutual self-help & peer-based interventions
• Mindfulness training
• Recovery based strategies
• Family interventions
• Assertive community treatment and targeted case management
• Psychopharmacology including opioid and nicotine replacement strategies
About the Author:
Charles Atkins, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist, clinical trainer, Chief Medical Officer of Community Mental Health Affiliates (CMHA), member of the Yale volunteer faculty, and a past regional medical director for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (CT). A frequent lecturer on opioid addiction and Medication Assisted Treatment, Dr. Atkins is the author of Opioid Use Disorders: A Holistic Guide to Assessment, Treatment, and Recovery (PESI, 2018) and Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrated Assessment and Treatment of Substance Use and Mental Disorders (PESI, 2014) which has been included in the core curriculum of multiple schools of social work and substance abuse counseling. He is also the author of more than 15 other traditionally published books, both fiction and nonfiction, and has had hundreds of short stories and articles appear in publications ranging from The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) to Writer’s Digest Magazine.