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Comparative Treatments of Substance Abuse

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Comparative Treatments of Substance Abuse

SKU# 9780826112767


  • E. Thomas Dowd PhD, ABPP
  • Loreen Rugle PhD


This volume in Springer's well-conceived Comparative Treatments [for] Psychological Disorders Series was designed to examine psychotherapy approaches to chemical dependence treatmentÖ[it] provides important theoretical and clinical information that will be of great use to psychotherapy students, particularly those at the graduate level. It will make an excellent companion resource to many specific chemical dependence treatment texts because it provides a variety of theories that are clearly linked to practical intervention strategies." --International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy, August 2000.

This volume addresses a clinical problem seen by most mental health professionals--the abuse of drugs and alcohol. Drs. Dowd and Rugle have assembled top professionals in the field to address the same case to illuminate the strengths and weaknesses of different therapeutic approaches to substance abuse. Treatment modalities include psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, REBT, family therapy, and more. The volume also presents current outcome research for evidence-based interventions.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 16, 1999
  • Page Count 300
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826112767
  • EISBN 9780826116925

Table of Contents 

Series Editor's Note
  1. Substance Abuse in American Society, E. Thomas Dowd and Loreen C. Rugle
  2. Outcome Research in Substance Abuse Treatment, Carole A. Putt
  3. The Case of "Paul," Loreen G. Rugle and E. Thomas Dowd
  4. A Psychodynamic Approach to Treatment, Richard Hirschman and Michael Foster
  5. Behavioral Systems Approach, Douglas H. Ruben
  6. Cognitive Therapy of Substance Abuse, Cory F. Newman and Christine L. Ratto
  7. Thinking Your Way Clean: Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy with a Poly-Substance Abuser, Raymond DiGiuseppe and Jennifer Mascolo
  8. Client-Centered and Holistic Approach for Older Persons with Addiction Problems, Kathryn Graham and Jane Baron
  9. Client-Driven, Research-Guided Treatment for Substance Users: Bringing Harm Reduction to Clinical Practice, Frederick Rotgers
  10. Relapse Prevention and Harm Reduction in the Treatment of Co-Occurring Addiction and Mental Health Problems, Kimberly Barrett and G. Alan Marlatt
  11. Family Therapy, Helen S. Raytek
  12. Application of the Community Reinforcement Approach, Robert J. Meyers, Jane Ellen Smith, and V. Ann Waldorf
  13. The Case of Paul: A Systematic Approach to Ericksonian Utilization and Therapeutic Change, William J. Matthews
  14. Comparative Treatments: Summary and Conclusions, E. Thomas Dowd, Pamela J. Miles, and Loreen G. Rugle
  15. Appendix: Comparison of Approaches to the Case of Paul: Responding to the Questions