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NCJ Number: 235987 Find in a Library
Title: Group Psychotherapy with Addicted Populations: An Integration of Twelve-Step and Psychodynamic Theory, Second Edition
Author(s): Philip J. Flores, Ph.D.
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 684
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
Publication Number: ISBN 0-7890-6001-9
Sale Source: Haworth Press, Inc
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
United States of America
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This second edition of Group Psychotherapy with Addicted Populations examines the premise that group therapy should be the treatment of choice for individuals with addictions.
Abstract: This book is intended for use by practitioners who wish to use group therapies when working with individuals addicted to drugs and alcohol. The book addresses two critical therapeutic issues in the treatment of addiction. First, the author places alcoholism within the disease paradigm and discusses the importance of requiring the alcoholic to maintain their sobriety. Second, the author presents a process for how alcoholics can attain sobriety and maintain the redecision to not drink. The information in this book is presented in 15 chapters: 1) An Introduction to Group Psychotherapy and Addiction; 2) Different Models of Group Psychotherapy; 3) Preparing the Chemically Dependent Person for Group; 4) Interactional Group Psychotherapy; 5) Modifications of Yalom’s Interactional Model; 6) Psychodynamic Theory; 7) Group Psychotherapy, AA, and Twelve-Step Programs; 8) Diagnosis and Addiction Treatment; 9) Early Stage Treatment Issues; 10) Middle Stage Treatment Issues; 11) Late Stage Treatment Issues; 12) Characteristics of the Leader; 13) Transference in Groups; 14) Resistance in Group; and 15) The Curative Process in Group Therapy. References and index
Main Term(s): Drug treatment programs
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Drug prevention programs; Drug treatment; Drug use; Group behavior; Group therapy; Psychotherapy; Self-help therapy
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