Handbook for Assessing and Treating Addictive Disorders

Greenwood Publishing Group
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This comprehensive reference offers a fresh, integrative perspective on the assessment and treatment of addictive disorders. The work is organized into five sections, which treat theories of addiction, the diagnosis and evaluation of addictive behavior, treatment approaches, addiction among special populations, and clinical and legal issues concerning substance abuse professionals. The broad scope of the handbook encompasses alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, and smoking. Theory is consistently used to illuminate practice, resulting in a valuable overview of the field.

Within each section, essays by contributors discuss the most important issues and developments in the diagnosis and treatment of addiction. The opening essays establish a solid theoretical foundation by outlining behavioral, familial, and psychoanalytical explanations for the origins of addictive behavior. The later essays build on that base by overviewing diagnostic and treatment issues concerning addiction among Native Americans, the elderly, victims of traumatic brain injury, adult children of alcoholics, and teenagers. Useful appendixes list additional sources of information and describe certification for substance abuse professionals in each state. Psychologists, psychiatrists, and substance abuse counselors will find this handbook a necessary addition to their professional libraries.

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CHRIS E. STOUT is Associate Administrator and Chief of Psychology and the Director of the Department of Clinical Research and Evaluation of Forest Hospital and Foundation. A licensed clinical psychologist, he is the Editor-in-Chief of The Clinical Review and has published or presented over 145 papers on psychology.

JOHN L. LEVITT is the Clinical Director of the HELP Eating Disorders Program of Partners in Psychiatry and Clinical Director of the Center for Compulsive and Abusive Disorders at HCA Woodland Hospital. A Fellow and Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Psychotherapy, he has published numerous articles on eating disorders and addictive behavior.

DOUGLAS H. RUBEN is the President of Best Impressions International, Inc. A psychologist and consultant, he is the author of Philosophy Journals and Serials: An Analytical Guide (Greenwood, 1985) and New Ideas in Therapy (Greenwood, 1987).

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Greenwood Publishing Group
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Published on
Dec 31, 1992
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Pages
371
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ISBN
9780313276347
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Neurology
Psychology / Clinical Psychology
Psychology / Statistics
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