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Substance Abuse Treatment for Youth and Adults: Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice



Substance Abuse Treatment for Youth and Adults: Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice

David W. Springer, Allen Rubin

ISBN: 978-0-470-24453-1 August 2009 400 Pages


State-of-the-art, empirical support for the treatmentof substance abuse

Part of the Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice Series, Substance Abuse Treatment for Youth and Adults provides busy mental health practitioners with detailed, step-by-step guidance for implementing clinical interventions that are supported by the latest scientific evidence.

Edited by renowned educators David W. Springer and Allen Rubin, this thorough yet practical reference draws on a roster of experts and researchers in the field who have assembled state-of-the-art knowledge into this well-rounded guide. Each chapter serves as a practitioner-focused how-to guide and covers interventions that have the best empirical support for treating substance abuse problems, including:

  • Family behavior therapy for substance abuse and associated problems
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Problem solving and social skills training
  • Adolescent community reinforcement approach (A-CRA)
  • Cognitive behavioral coping skills therapy for adults
  • Seeking Safety treatment for clients with PTSD and substance abuse
Easy-to-use and accessible in tone, Substance Abuse Treatment for Youth and Adults is an indispensable resource for practitioners who would like to implement evidence-based, compassionate, effective interventions in their care of substance-abusing clients.
Series Introduction.

Series Introduction ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

About the Editors xvii

About the Contributors xix


1 Motivational Interviewing 3
McClain Sampson, Nanette S. Stephens, & Mary M. Velasquez


2 Problem Solving and Social Skills Training 57
Eric F. Wagner & Ashley M. Austin

3 Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) 109
Susan H. Godley, Jane Ellen Smith, Robert J. Meyers, & Mark D. Godley


4 Family Behavior Therapy for Substance Abuse and Associated Problems 205
Brad Donohue, Daniel N. Allen, & Holly B. LaPota


5 Cognitive Behavioral Coping Skills Therapy for Adults 259
Danielle E. Parrish

6 Seeking Safety: An Implementation Guide 311
Lisa M. Najavits

Afterword 349
Allen Rubin and David W. Springer

Appendix A: Research Providing the Evidence Base for the Interventions in This Book 353
David W. Springer

Appendix B: The Evidence-Based Practice Process 363
Allen Rubin

Author Index 375

Subject Index 381

"The authors present a practitioner-based how-to guide for implementing interventions in substance abuse treatment for youth and adults that reserves the evidence base for appendixes and utilizes the chapters themselves for step-by-step instruction." (Book News, September 2009)
  • Edited by leaders in the field and contributed to by both seasoned clinicians and newer practitioners with expertise in  relevant, cutting-edge evidence-based practices.
  • Each contributed chapter follows a consistent structure including an introduction; a detailed and practical step-by-step guide to the intervention; indicators and contra-indicators; cases, and additional resources, making the book an easy-to-use and essential resource for practitioners and students-in-training.
  • User-friendly appendix briefly reviews the research support of the interventions presented.
  • Helps busy practitioners implement evidence-based practices by providing the "how-to" and "what now" rather than using the typical academic approach
  • Separate chapters devoted to providing interventions for adults, youth, and families
  • User-friendly, accessible tone and style
  • Evidence-based practices covered include Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA), Behavioral Family Therapy, Problem Solving and Social Skills Training, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Coping Skills Therapy, and Seeking Safety