Now in a revised and expanded second edition, this book presents a straightforward, multi-session coping skills training program that has been proven effective in helping alcohol-dependent individuals.
The volume provides everything needed to implement the program, including a clear theoretical and empirical rationale, step-by-step session guidelines, helpful clinical pointers, and over 40 reproducible client handouts, assessment instruments, and therapist forms. Sessions focus on developing key interpersonal and intrapersonal skills to help participants learn positive strategies for coping with the everyday demands of life and resisting the urge to drink. Updated throughout to reflect current ideas and research findings on addictive behavior change, the protocols in the second edition have been reorganized and streamlined for greater applicability in today's managed care settings. Two entirely new chapters provide guidelines for conducting cue exposure treatment and addressing dual diagnosis issues, with particular attention to tobacco dependence.
'The alcohol treatment landscape has changed dramatically since the first edition of this influential resource for practitioners. As demonstrated in this timely second edition, the coping skills training approach described here is not only well supported by evidence from clinical trials, but also nicely matches the contingencies of managed care. A relatively brief therapy, it is optimally offered in groups and is entirely compatible with outpatient treatment. The interpersonal life skills are also likely to be useful well beyond coping with addictions, making this an attractive method for working with clients with multiple problems.' - William R. Miller, PhD, Department of Psychology, The University of New Mexico
Introduction - theoretical rationale, and evidence base. General treatment considerations - setting the stage and treatment setting; coping skills training. Part I Interpersonal skills: coping skills training. Part II Intrapersonal skills: cue exposure treatment with urge coping training; dual diagnosis issues.