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Author O'Farrell, Timothy J.

Title Behavioral couples therapy for alcoholism and drug abuse / Timothy J. O'Farrell, William Fals-Stewart.

Published New York : Guilford Press, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  616.86106 OFAR    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 436 pages : illustrations, forms ; 27 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-428) and index.
Contents 1. An introduction to behavioral couples therapy for alcoholism and drug abuse -- 2. Engaging the couple : initial couple sessions -- 3. Building support for abstinence : the daily recovery contract -- 4. Other support for abstinence -- 5. Increasing positive couple and family activities -- 6. Improving communication, part I : listener and speaker skills -- 7. Improving communication, part II : resolving changes, conflicts, and problems -- 8. Continuing recovery : maintenance and relapse prevention -- 9. Challenges in BCT, part I : separated and dual-problem couples -- 10. Challenges in BCT, part II : violence and other issues -- 11. Enhancements to BCT -- 12. Implementing BCT in the real world -- App. A. A 12-session BCT treatment manual -- App. B. Posters used in BCT -- App. C. Forms used in BCT -- App. D. Suggested resources.
Summary "This eminently practical guide presents an empirically supported approach for treating people with substance abuse problems and their spouses or domestic partners. Behavioral couples therapy (BCT) explicitly focuses on both substance use and relationship issues, and is readily compatible with 12-step approaches. Provided are all the materials needed to introduce BCT; implement a Recovery Contract to support abstinence; work with clients to increase positive activities, improve communication and reduce relapse risks; and deal with special treatment challenges. Appendices include a session-by-session treatment manual and 70 reproducible checklists, forms, and client education posters. The large-size format and lay-flat binding facilitate photocopying and enhance the book's clinical utility."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Fals-Stewart, William.
Subject Alcoholism -- Treatment.
Marital psychotherapy.
Drug abuse -- Treatment.
Standard Number 9781593853242
ISBN 1593853246 (paperback)