This authoritative book presents a groundbreaking evidence-based approach to conducting therapy groups for persons with substance use disorders. The approach integrates cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, and relapse prevention techniques, while capitalizing on the power of group processes. Clinicians are provided with a detailed intervention framework and clear-cut strategies for helping clients to set and meet their own treatment goals. More than two dozen ready-to-use reproducible assessment tools, handouts, homework exercises, and session outlines are supplied in a convenient large-size format. This book will be invaluable to clinical psychologists, social workers, substance abuse counselors, and other clinicians who treat clients with addiction and substance use problems. It may also serve as a supplemental text in graduate-level courses.
Part I: Rationale, Research, and Assessment. Guided Self-change Treatment and its Successful Extension to Group Therapy. Overview of Motivational Interviewing Strategies and Techniques. Assessment: A Running Start for Treatment. Part II: Guided Self-change: A Cognitive-Behavioral Motivational Intervention for Individual and Group Therapy. Guided Self-change Treatment in an Individual Format. Integrating Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques into Group Therapy. Part III: Conducting and Managing Groups: Pregroup Planning, Group Cohesion, and Difficult Situations and Clients. Building Group Cohesion: Music Comes from the Group. Managing Groups: Structural Issues. Managing Difficult Clients in Groups. The Way Ahead. Appendices. A: Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) and Scoring Key. B: Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST-10) and Scoring Key. C: Drug Use History Questionnaire (DUHQ). D: Brief Situational Confidence Questionnaire (BSCQ).