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Title Couple therapy for alcoholism : a cognitive-behavioral treatment manual / by Phylis J. Wakefield ... [and others] ; foreword by Larry E. Beutler, Theodore Jacob, Varda Shoham.

Published New York : Guilford Press, [1996]


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 UniM Bail  616.8610651 COUP    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 210 pages : forms ; 24 cm.
Series The Guilford substance abuse series.
Guilford substance abuse series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-203) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Special Considerations for Treating Alcoholic Women -- 3. Phase I: Preparation for Treatment -- 4. Phase II: Early Treatment -- 5. Communication Skills Training -- 6. Phase III: Middle Treatment -- 7. Phase IV: Relapse Prevention -- 8. Treatment Options for Implementation during the Relapse Prevention Phase -- 9. Phase V: End of Treatment -- Appendix 1 Suggested Meeting Schedule for 20-Session Therapy Model -- Appendix 2 Exploring Triggers -- Appendix 3 Compliance Enhancers -- Appendix 4 Marlatt and Gordon's (1985) Relapse Prevention Model (Abbreviated Version) -- Form 1 Drinking Chain I -- Form 2 Target Behavior Chart I -- Form 3 Exercise Record -- Form 4 Pleasant Events Schedule -- Form 5abc Communication Skills Handouts -- Form 6 Drinking Chain II and Feelings List -- Form 7 Target Behavior Chart II and Feelings List -- Form 8ab Drinking Refusal Rules -- Form 9 Support Network -- Form 10 Action Plan -- Form 11 Recovery Plan.
Form 12 Certificate of Completion.
Summary Recent research in the treatment of alcoholism has shown that the involvement of a spouse or partner improves outcome for the client. This hands-on guide presents a time-limited, cognitive-behavioral treatment in the context of couple therapy. The volume demonstrates how to engage the alcoholic's partner as an active participant in the treatment process. Using this state-of-the-art approach, the practitioner can respond to the needs of both the alcoholic and the partner, which may motivate the couple to remain in treatment and learn the skills they need to overcome the many struggles inherent in a relationship affected by alcoholism. The treatment described in this book is based on a 20-session model, empirically tested in a research program sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The book is organized so that each chapter and the suggested interventions may stand alone or be integrated with a variety of therapeutic approaches. Five phases of treatment are described in step-by-step detail, with recommendations for the number of sessions to be spent on each phase. Following a logical sequence, simple skills (e.g., self-monitoring) are presented first, and more difficult tasks, which build upon previously learned skills (e.g., cognitive and behavioral coping strategies and drink/target behavior refusal training), are introduced in the middle phases of treatment. The couple will be more prepared at this stage to engage in increasingly complex interactions and to team up to reinforce each other's positive behavior changes, including abstinence. The final phases of treatment introduce specific interventions designed to prevent relapse, establish nondrinkingsocial support networks, and address other alcohol-related life problems, such as poor nutrition and lack of exercise. Illustrative case examples throughout help bring the process to life, and a wealth of reproducible handouts in the form of exercises, charts, and sample dialogue are featured in the book's appendices.
Other author Wakefield, Phylis J.
Subject Alcoholism -- Treatment.
Marital psychotherapy.
Cognitive therapy.
ISBN 1572300701