This pragmatic guide - from a stellar team of authors including Cognitive Therapy originator Aaron T. Beck - describes how to implement proven cognitive and behavioral addiction treatment strategies in a group format. It provides a flexible framework for conducting ongoing therapy groups that are open to clients with any addictive behavior problem, at any stage of recovery. Practical ideas are presented for optimizing group processes and helping clients build essential skills for coping and relapse prevention. Grounded in decades of research, the book features rich case examples and reproducible clinical tools that can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
Part I: Background. Scope of the Problem. Theoretical Framework: A Comprehensive Cognitive Model of Addiction. Theoretical Orientation: Group Therapy and the Stages-of-Change Model. Overview of the Cognitive Therapy Addictions Group (CTAG). Cognitive Case Conceptualization. Part II: Cognitive Therapy Addictions Group Session Components. Introductions. Evaluating Thoughts and Beliefs. Developing Coping Skills. Homework and Closure. Part III: Summary and Integration. Conclusion: Implementing the Cognitive Therapy Addictions Group.