Helping Women Recover: A Program for Treating Substance Abuse - Special Edition For Use in the Criminal Justice System, Revised
June 2008, Jossey-Bass
Since it was first published in 1999, Helping Women Recover has set the standard for best practice in the field of women and addiction. Helping Women Recover is based on Dr. Covington's Women's Integrated Treatment (WIT) model. It offers a program specifically designed to meet the unique needs of women in correctional settings who are addicted to alcohol and other drugs or have co-occurring disorders. This thoroughly revised and updated edition includes evidence-based and empirically tested therapeutic interventions that are used to treat substance abuse and trauma in an innovative way. The Helping Women Recover program offers counselors, mental health professionals, and program administrators the tools they need to implement a gender-responsive, trauma-informed treatment program within the criminal justice system.
Included in SAMHSA’a National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.
1 Introduction to Substance-Abuse Treatment for Women.
Women in the Criminal Justice System: Who They Are.
Historical Background: Why a Woman’s Treatment Program?
What We Have Learned.
Fundamentals of Gender-Responsive Services.
The Value of Twelve Step Programs and Other Mutual-Help Groups.
Research on Helping Women Recover.
2 Facilitating the Program.
Organization and Content of the Program.
Principles of an Effective Treatment Program.
The Role of the Facilitator.
Module A: Self.
1. Defining Self.
2. Sense of Self.
4. Sexism, Racism, and Stigma.
Module B: Relationships.
5. Family of Origin.
7. Mother Myths.
8. Interpersonal Violence.
9. Creating Healthy Relationships and Support Systems.
Module C: Sexuality.
10. Sexuality and Substance Abuse.
11. Body Image.
12. Sexual Identity.
13. Sexual Abuse.
14. Fear of Sex While Clean and Sober.
Module D: Spirituality.
15. What Is Spirituality?
16. Prayer and Meditation.
17. Creating a Vision.
Appendix: Additional Recovery Resources.
I. Five Primary Practices of the Oxford Group.
II. The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.
III. A.A. Slogans.
IV. A Letter from Carl Jung to Bill Wilson.
V. The Serenity Prayer.
VI. The Synanon Prayer.
VII. The Sixteen Steps for Discovery and Empowerment (Charlotte Kasl).
VIII. A New Version of the Twelve Steps (David Berenson).
IX. Thirteen Statements of Affirmation or Acceptance (Women For Sobriety).
X. SMART Recovery®.
XI. Save Our Selves/(SOS).
Gender-Responsive Resource Materials.
Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, LCSW, is a nationally recognized clinician, author, and organizational consultant noted for her pioneering work on women's issues. She has over twenty-five years of experience in the design and implementation of treatment services for women and is recognized for her work in both the public and private sectors. For the past fifteen years, Dr. Covington has worked to help institutions and programs in the criminal justice system develop effective gender-responsive services. She has provided training, technical assistance, and consulting services to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the National Institute of Corrections, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, the Correctional Service of Canada, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and many state and local jurisdictions.
Hoboken, NJ, February 16, 2011, John Wiley & Sons, Inc – Dr. Stephanie Covington author of HELPING WOMEN RECOVER: A PROGRAM FOR TREATING SUBSTANCE ABUSE and A WOMAN’S JOURNAL: HELPING WOMEN RECOVER, is the featured therapist appearing in a 7 episode docu-reality series named “Breaking Down the Bars” airing on the Oprah Winfrey Network. The series launched on February 15th, 2011 at 9pm. The reality show follows female prisoners at the Rockville Correctional Facility in Indiana. Dr. Covington guides the prisoners through their emotional journeys in prison, and works with them on rehabilitating their lives.
Stephanie S. Covington, Ph.D. (La Jolla, CA) is a nationally recognized clinician, author, organizational consultant, and lecturer. She is a pioneer in the field of women's issues, addiction, and recovery. She has developed an innovative, gender-responsive, and trauma-informed approach to the treatment needs of women and girls that results in effective services in public, private, and institutional settings. Her presentations, staff-development seminars, and technical assistance focus on systems change and the development of caring, compassionate, and empowering therapeutic environments. They provide professionals an opportunity to learn new skills for dealing with personal, institutional, and societal changes and are always in demand, both nationally and internationally. Dr. Covington's clients include the Betty Ford Treatment Center, the Hanley Center, Pine Grove Women's Center, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment in Washington, D.C., the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and numerous other treatment and correctional settings. Dr. Covington is currently a Co-Director of the Institute for Relational Development and the Center for Gender and Justice.
Helping Women Recover: A Program for Treating Substance Abuse - Special Edition; Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; Publication date: June 27, 2008; $195.00; Hardcover; 392 pages; ISBN: 978-0-7879-9534-8
Please note additional titles by Dr. Stephanie Covington:
- A Woman’s Journal: Helping Women Recover; ISBN: 978-0-7879-8872-2
- Helping Women Recover: A Program for Treating Addiction; ISBN: 978-0-7879-9533-1
- Helping Men Recover: A Program for Treating Addiction; ISBN: 978-0-470-91433-5
- Helping Men Recover: A Man’s Workbook; ISBN: 978-0-470-48656-6
- A Man’s Workbook: A Program for Treating Addiction; ISBN: 978-0-470-48657-3