Behavioral Treatment for Substance Abuse in People With Serious and Persistent Mental Illness

Behavioral Treatment for Substance Abuse in People With Serious and Persistent Mental Illness A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals

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The correlation between schizophrenia and substance abuse in psychology is recognized as a growing issue, yet it is one that many practitioners are often ill-prepared to address. Behavioral Treatment for Substance Abuse in People with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness addresses the specific challenges faced by the clinician treating individuals with co-occurring schizophrenia and substance abuse disorders. Designed as a treatment manual for mental health professionals, the book incorporates various treatment components, from motivational interviewing and social skills training to education, problem solving, and relapse prevention.

The book presents clearly established guidelines for these treatment modes and utilizes both case examples and fictional situations to present a practical, hands-on approach. Readers will profit directly from the lessons in the book, which offers the clinician an invaluable model from which to base a treatment plan.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781135927219
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Imprint: Routledge
Pub date:
DEWEY: 616.8606
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 288
Weight: -1g
Height: 280mm
Width: 210mm