Designed for alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) and mental health professionals, paraprofessionals, administrators, and policymakers who want to learn more about family-centered treatment of adolescents with alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health disorders, this monograph explains the steps necessary to implement a family-centered approach to treatment. Includes a brief overview of family systems theory and practice; focuses on some specific aspects of family-centered clinical practice; examines admin., organizational, financing, and training issues and outlines strategies for addressing theses issues. Implementation checklist.
Take a journey through one of the most costly psychiatric disorders: Conduct Disorder. Explore why children in the same environment as a child with conduct disorder are more affected than the child diagnosed with the problem. Delve into the reasons most practicing clinicians of conduct disorder are influenced more so by the persons they treat and their desire to refine theoretical understanding of others and improve their methods of helping than by empirical research. With the increasing need to effectively address conduct-disordered youth, this book offers a comparative analysis of eight distinctive theoretical and practical interventions by expert therapists of one case study of conduct-disordered youth. Coverage of each treatment includes: Overview of the model Establishment of treatment goals Discussion of assessment procedures Specific clinical interventions In addition, a comparison grid offers a summation and comparison of the eight treatment models for use in developing and enhancing patient-tailored treatment approaches.
Author: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT)-Multidimensional family therapy is the multisystemic family-focused treatment described in this manual for experienced family therapists that includes 12 weeks of in-clinic and telephone sessions working with individual adolescents and their families. MDFT targets the psychosocial functioning of individual family members, the family members' relationships, and influential social systems outside the family.
Innovations in Adolescent Substance Abuse Interventions focuses on developmentally appropriate approaches to the assessment, prevention, or treatment of substance use problems among adolescents. Organized into 16 chapters, this book begins with an assessment of adolescent substance use; theory, methods, and effectiveness of a drug abuse prevention approach; and problem behavior prevention programming for schools and community groups. Some chapters follow on the community-, family- and school-based interventions for adolescents with substance use problems. Other chapters explain psychopharmacological therapy; the assertive aftercare protocol for adolescent substance abusers; and twelve-step-based interventions for adolescents.
A practical, easy-to-follow guide to diagnosing and treating teenage adolescent substance abusers. Packed with ideas, suggestions, and strategies, Ross details eight fundamental elements that make a treatment program successful. He presents a sound rationale for conceptualizing the problem of chemical dependency, includes an easy-to-follow framework for addressing it, and lists specifically defined goals and objectives for confronting the addiction. Fifteen treatment strategies for enhancing awareness, one full chapter that outlines a model treatment program that's ready to implement, nineteen questions for critiquing a group session, a set of 42 criteria for addressing the outcome of a program, suggestions for conducting a comprehensive evaluation with eight possible scenarios that could result from the evaluation, and ideas for helping parents respond emotionally and behaviorally to the situation. Clinical Psychologists , Social Workers and other professionals working with teenage substance abusers. A Longwood Professional Book.