This book is intended to helpastudents and clients integrate 12-step treatment with psychotherapy. The book is the first to do so in a systematic fashion. It covers issues of pre-treatment and then goes into each step and it's purpose. The book discusses obstacles to treatment and how to incorporate psychotherapy with 12-step treatment. It also covers relapse prevention, which is a big component of any treatment program. This book will help bridge the often competing views of psychotherapy and 12-step treatment. It is the first book of its kind to bring the two approaches together.
Chapter 1: An Integrated View: How 12-Steps and Psychology Agree and Disagree on the Understanding of Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence Chapter 2: Examining the Components of a 12-Step Program; Their Benefits and Criticisms Chapter 3: A Clinical Perspective on Why 12-Steps is a Useful Tool for Reversing the Damage Wrought by Substance Dependence Chapter 4: A Primer on Therapeutic Practice with Substance Use Clients Chapter 5: Assessment Considerations and Techniques Chapter 6: Therapy Considerations and Techniques Chapter 7: Hitting Bottom Chapter 8: Substance Dependence - A Relapsing Disease Chapter 9: Step One, The Journey Begins Chapter 10: Step Two, the Journey Continues Chapter 11: Step Three, the Journey Becomes Purposeful Chapter 12: Afterword for Experienced Clinicians Beginning Work with Substance Use Clients Appendix Author Bios