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Dual Diagnosis, Second Edition: Counseling the Mentally Ill Substance Abuser

Author: Katie Evans

Publisher: The Guilford Press

ISBN 10: 1572304464
ISBN 13: 978-1572304468

Updated for today's health care climate, the revised and expanded second edition of this popular volume offers a thorough introduction to clinical work with this difficult-to-treat population. Providing a unique synthesis of chemical dependency and mental health models, the book articulates a framework for assessment and treatment and describes a range of effective counseling and motivational strategies for adolescents and adults. The second edition includes discussions of the latest developments in treatment, sample treatment plans, increased coverage of ways to incorporate 12-step concepts into mental health interventions, and a new section on trauma-based disorders in addicted female adolescents. The practical utility of the volume is enhanced by clinical vignettes, clearly presented tables, and reproducible forms.