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Treating Adult Substance Abuse Using Family Behavior Therapy: A Step-by-Step Approach

ISBN: 978-0-470-62193-6
264 pages
March 2011
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Praise for Treating Adult Substance Abuse Using Family Behavior Therapy

"Treating Adult Substance Abuse Using Family Behavior Therapy is a welcome addition to the evidence-based substance use disorder treatment literature. This volume provides a large amount of helpful information, materials, and step-by-step instructions for implementing and troubleshooting family-based behavioral treatment for substance use problems."
Mark B. Sobell, PhD, ABPP, Professor, and Linda Sobell, PhD, ABPP, Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Training, Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale–Davie, FL

"I strongly recommend Treating Adult Substance Abuse Using Family Behavior Therapy. Donohue and Allen give readers a step-by-step approach using empirical strategies, client–therapist dialogues, checklists, and handouts that make the therapy process clear and concrete. This book is a must-read for all who want to use FBT in their practice."
Robert J. Meyers, PhD, Emeritus Associate Research Professor of Psychology, University of New Mexico

"I am delighted with the book Treating Adult Substance Abuse Using Family Behavior Therapy. As a relatively new therapist, I used the FBT protocols in a practice setting and the highly structured interventions provided me a sense of confidence while developing professional competence in working with very challenging populations. Although simple in theory, families are empowered by these absolutely positive techniques."
Amy S. Bizjak, Staff Development Training Coordinator, Bethesda Children's Home, Meadville, PA

Practical, step-by-step guidance for using Family Behavior Therapy (FBT) in the treatment of adults dealing with substance abuse

Treating Adult Substance Abuse Using Family Behavior Therapy clearly explains how this evidence-supported treatment can be implemented in a flexible, straightforward manner and covers:

  • The underlying framework and infrastructure necessary for treatment providers to effectively implement FBT

  • Strategies for establishing effective consumer-driven treatment plans with clients prior to each session

  • Skills training and exercises that teach conflict management and how to build healthy relationships

  • Standardized methods for managing problems that coexist with substance abuse, such as unemployment, depression, and incarceration

With an accompanying CD-ROM containing worksheets, handouts, and other practical materials, this hands-on behavioral approach to therapy equips all mental health professionals with effective strategies to help adult substance abusers and their families through the recovery process.

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Foreword by Nate Azrin v

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

Chapter 1 Introduction to Family Behavior Therapy 1

Chapter 2 Infrastructure 19

Chapter 3 Therapeutic Style, Techniques, and Implementation Strategies 47

Chapter 4 Establishing Effective Agendas for Treatment Sessions 63

Chapter 5 Establishing Goals and Rewards for Maintaining a Drug-Free Lifestyle 71

Chapter 6 Developing a Successful Treatment Plan 97

Chapter 7 Enhancing Relationships 107

Chapter 8 Enhancing Communication Skills 121

Chapter 9 Restructuring the Environment to Facilitate a Drug-Free Lifestyle 137

Chapter 10 Managing Negative Behaviors, Thoughts, and Feelings 169

Chapter 11 Gaining Employment 197

Chapter 12 Managing Finances 213

Chapter 13 Concluding Treatment and Planning for Success 227

References 233

Author Index 237

Subject Index 238

About the Authors 244

Study Package Continuing Education Credit Information 245

About the CD-ROM 249

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BRAD DONOHUE is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is the director of the Achievement Center, which is focused on the development of evidence-based protocols for use in disadvantaged populations.

DANIEL N. ALLEN is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His research focuses on the neuropsychological correlates of mental illness, including substance use disorders and evidence-based interventions for these disorders.

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"I am delighted with the book Treating Adult Substance Abuse Using Family Behavior Therapy. As a relatively new therapist, I used the FBT protocols in a practice setting and the highly structured interventions provided me a sense of confidence while developing professional competence in working with very challenging populations. Although simple in theory, families are empowered by these absolutely positive techniques."
Amy S. Bizjak, Staff Development Training Coordinator, Bethesda Children's Home, Meadville, PA

"I strongly recommend Treating Adult Substance Abuse Using Family Behavior Therapy. Donohue and Allen give readers a step-by-step approach using empirical strategies, client-therapist dialogues, checklists, and handouts that make the therapy process clear and concrete. This book is a must read for all who want use FBT in their practice."
Robert J. Meyers, Ph.D., Emeritus Associate Research Professor of Psychology, University of New Mexico

"Treating Adult Substance Abuse Using Family Behavior Therapy: A Step-by-Step Approach is a welcome addition to the evidence-based substance use disorder treatment literature. This volume provides a large amount of helpful information, materials, and, true to the title, step-by-step instructions for implementing and troubleshooting family based behavioral treatment for substance use problems."
—Mark B. Sobell, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., Professor, and Linda Sobell, PhD, ABPP, Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Training, Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL

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"I strongly recommend Treating Adult Substance Abuse Using Family Behavior Therapy.   Donohue and Allen give readers a step-by-step approach using empirical strategies, client-therapist dialogues, checklists, and handouts that make the therapy process clear and concrete. This book is a must read for all who want use FBT in their practice."

Robert J. Meyers, Ph.D., Emeritus Associate Research Professor of Psychology, University of New Mexico

 

"Treating Adult Substance Abuse Using Family Behavior Therapy: A Step-by-Step Approach is a welcome addition to the evidence-based substance use disorder treatment literature. This volume provides a large amount of helpful information, materials, and, true to the title, step-by-step instructions for implementing and troubleshooting family based behavioral treatment for substance use problems."

Mark B. Sobell, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., Professor, and Linda Sobell, PhD, ABPP, Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Training, Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL

 

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