Substance Use Disorders
Assessment and Treatment

Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional Series


Language: Anglais
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250 p. · 15.2x22.9 cm · Hardback
Substance Use Disorders: Assessment and Treatment is a summary of everything a therapist should know about substance abuse in one easy-to-read comprehensive book. The book begins with a discussion of the pharmacology of specific drug classes (opioids, hallucinogens, etc.) and the epidemiology of abuse. It then presents psychological theories of substance abuse, the initiation and progression of substance abuse disorders, issues of prevention and early intervention, and screening and assessment for substance abuse (including specific tests for assessment) and discusses in detail the various treatment methodologies available. Two final chapters explore issues relevant to special populations and legal and ethical considerations, regarding issues such as confidentiality and coerced treatment.

Key Features
* A synthesis of the current research and clinical literature
* Includes strengths and weaknesses of commonly used psychometric assessment measures
* Presentation and review of a complete Psychosocial/Substance Use Assessment form
* Discussion of treatment settings and criteria for placement decisions
* Discussion of treatment alternatives and effectiveness of major pharmacological and psychotherapeutic approaches
* Discussion of factors leading to Relapse, and components of Relapse Prevention programs
Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical Epidemiology of Psychoactive Substances:
Definitions and General Concepts of Pharmacology.
Pharmacology of Individual Drugs.
Clinical Epidemiology of Psychoactive Substances.
Etiology of Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders:
Theories of Etiology.
Initiation, Progression, and Maintenance of Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders:
Stage Models of Adolescent Substance Use.
Risk Factors.
Adult Model of Substance Use.
Course/Natural History of Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders:
The Disease Model.
Models of Progression of Substance Use.
Prevention, Early Intervention, and Harm Reduction:
General Perspective.
Types of Prevention.
Supply Reduction/Legal Interventions.
Risk and Protective Factors.
Skills Training.
Community-Based Prevention.
School-Based Programs.
Parenting/Family Interventions.
Related Risks/Harm Reduction.
Screening and Assessment of Psychoactive Substance Use:
Overview of the Assessment Process.
Alcohol Screening Instruments.
Drug Screening Instruments.
Biological Screening Measures.
Diagnostic Instruments.
Areas to Assess for Treatment Planning Purposes.
Diagnosis and Comorbidity:
Definition and Prevalence.
Diagnostic Issues of the Dually Impaired.
Treatment of the Dually Diagnosed.
Treatment I: Models and Approaches:
Treatment Settings and Services.
Major Theoretical Treatment Approaches.
Additional Psychological Therapies.
Role of Pharmacotherapy.
Treatment Effectiveness/Outcome Studies.
Alternative Treatments.
Treatment II: Planning, Implementing, and Managing Treatment and the Course of Recovery:
Phases of Recovery.
Relapse Parameters.
Treatment Goals.
Engagement of Patients in Treatment.
Client-Treatment Matching.
Treatment of Family Members of Substance Abusers.
Linkage of Services.
Treatment of Criminal Offenders.
Self-Help Groups.
Issues in Specific Populations:
Impaired Physicians.
Ethnic Minorities.
The Elderly Population.
The Homeless Population.
Legal and Ethical Issues:
Responsibility to Diagnose and Treat Substance Use Disorders.
Coerced Treatment.
Treatment of Pregnant Mothers.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Chapter References.
Therapists, counsellors and clinical psychologists

Charles E. Dodgen, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Caldwell, NJ. Dr. Dodgen has treated over one thousand substance abusing patients in inpatient and outpatient settings. He authored What Should I Know About Someone Who Abuses Alcohol or Other Drugs?, a publication for patients and family members. He is the former Director of Psychology and Clinical Coordinator of the Adult Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Unit at Fair Oaks Hospital in Summit, NJ. Dr. Dodgen is currently on staff at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, in Livingston, NJ.
W. Michael Shea, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist practicing in Morristown, NJ. Dr. Shea has over ten years experience in the field of substance abuse, as well as child abuse and neglect. Dr. Shea is the former Assistant Director of the Family Enrichment Program, and the Coordinator of the Counseling Center at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Dr. Shea is presently the Program Director, and Supervisor of the Family Crisis Intervention Unit, at the Center for Evaluation and Counseling in Morristown, NJ.