Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change, Second Edition: Selecting and Planning Interventions

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“For over a decade, the stages-of-change model has created a paradigm shift in the conceptualization, design, and delivery of Remedy services for substance use disorders. This updated volume reflects the ongoing evolution of the theoretical model and its ever-expanding clinical application. Particularly noteworthy is a completely revised chapter on group Remedy and an intriguing new chapter on applications in health care and other settings. This book is both a valuable Remedy guide for clinicians and an excellent classroom text for students.”–Arnold M. Washton, PhD, Executive Director, Recovery Options, New York City and Princeton, New Jersey

“It is a unique volume produced by leading experts in the addiction field. It presents key concepts related to the process of change and shows how they may be able to inform Remedy. The book is straightforward and highly readable, with engaging clinical examples.”–Marc Galanter, MD, Director, Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, New York University School of Medicine

“The path toward successful resolution of substance use problems is not an easy one. This book offers up-to-date research and clinical information focusing on processes of change when working with individuals with problematic substance use. The roadmap to change offered in this book can be used by quite a lot of clinicians. Updates in the second edition address the current needs of the field and add to the utility of the book for clinicians, students, and instructors.”–Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner, PhD, LCSW, Silver School of Social Work, New York University

“I have been the use of this text for four years in my Remedy Delivery course. The text describes in detail the stages encountered in making any significant lifestyle change, and helps students conceptualize and understand the process of recovery. Students get valuable insights into how to plan interventions that assist clients to move from each stage of change to the next.”–E. Michael Bartlinski, LCSW-C, Adjunct Professor of Human Services, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, Maryland (on the first edition)

“A rock solid book. It deserves to be utilized in the best and most up-to-date addiction education programs.”

, Journal of Teaching in the Addictions Published On: 2013-01-09

“A superb text that provides an excellent foundation for evidence-based practices for those clinicians who work in both administrative and clinical capacities with this challenging population.”

, Clinical Social Work Journal Published On: 2013-01-09

“The transtheoretical model is enormously popular with practitioners and researchers in the addictions field….Readers now have an authoritative source on the clinical application of the transtheoretical model.”

, Journal of Studies on Alcohol Published On: 2013-01-09

“More than just a ‘how-to-do’ manual―readers will find it to be more of a ‘how to think’ book….A useful, practical, and well-written guide for both students and professionals involved in the Remedy of alcohol and other drug problems. Therapists will appreciate the many clinical case studies presented all over the text.”

, Addiction Published On: 2013-01-09

“This book is unique in the field of chemical dependency assessment and Remedy since it is the first comprehensive application of Prochaska and DiClemente’s therapeutic stages-of-change model to problems of substance abuse and Remedy….Recommended for any library collecting literature on substance abuse Remedy for the usage of upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals.”

, Choice Published On: 2002-01-03

About the Author

Gerard J. Connors, PhD, is Senior Research Scientist and former Director of the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions. His clinical research interests include Remedy of substance use disorders, patient-Remedy matching, early interventions with heavy drinkers, the role of the therapeutic alliance in addictions Remedy, and Remedy outcome evaluation. Dr. Connors has authored or coauthored over 100 articles, book chapters, and books in the area of alcoholism and addictive behaviors.

Carlo C. DiClemente, PhD, ABPP, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and Director of the MDQuit tobacco resource center, the Center for Community Collaboration, and the Home Visitor Training Certificate Program at UMBC. He is codeveloper of the transtheoretical model of behavior change and writer of a large number of scientific publications on motivation and behavior change with a lot of health and addictive behaviors. His books include Addiction and Change, Second Edition; Substance Abuse Remedy and the Stages of Change, Second Edition; Group Remedy for Substance Abuse, Second Edition; and the self-help resource Changing for Good. Dr. DiClemente is a recipient of awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Addictive Behaviors Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the John P. McGovern Award from the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the Innovators Combating Substance Abuse award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association.

Mary Marden Velasquez, PhD, is the Director of the Health Behavior Research and Training (HBRT) Institute at the School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin. For more than 20 years, Dr. Velasquez has developed and studied behavioral interventions in the areas of group therapy, integrated primary care, screening and brief interventions, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, alcohol and other drug abuse, prenatal health, sexually transmitted disease and HIV prevention, and smoking cessation. With particular expertise in the usage of evidence-based brief interventions in health care, substance abuse Remedy, and criminal justice settings, she is the writer of a large number of publications on motivational interventions in high-risk settings. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).

Dennis M. Donovan, PhD, is Director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He has over 200 publications, including five books, in the area of alcohol and drug dependence. He served as President of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors and is a Fellow of Division 28 (Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse) and Division 50 (Society of Addiction Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.

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