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NCJ Number: 229643 Find in a Library
Title: Relational Approach to Counseling Women with Alcohol and Other Drug Problems
Journal: Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly  Volume:28  Issue:1  Dated:January-March 2010  Pages:38-51
Author(s): Corinne V. Koehn, Ph.D.
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 14
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper discusses the pivotal role of relationships in women’s psychological well-being, and the need for theories attempting to explain women’s problematic alcohol and/or other drugs (AOD) use and recovery to examine these relationships.
Abstract: This article discusses the application of a relational approach to counseling women who misuse alcohol and other drugs (AOD). Relational-Cultural Therapy (RCT) that emphasizes the centrality of connection and relationship in women's lives and in their mental health treatment is described. The author applies RCT key concepts of relational awareness, relational competence, relational confidence, relational resilience, and transformation to counseling women who misuse AOD. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Interpersonal relations
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Counseling; Counseling techniques; Drug abuse; Drug treatment; Females; Relations; Treatment effectiveness; Treatment offender matching
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