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Chemical Dependency and Antisocial Personality Disorder gives you the information and clinical skills necessary to assess and evaluate persons suffering from substance abuse and/or antisocial personality disorders and details how you can develop effective psychotherapy and treatment strategies. From its helpful pages that contain diagnostic criteria and clinical interviewing and assessment guidelines, you learn to accurately diagnose substance use and antisocial personality disorders. The book also provides you with the historical and clinical perspectives of such disorders and their epidemiology and etiology to give you a thorough background and understanding of the subject. Case studies and therapy vignettes are included to provide you with actual clinical examples to illustrate concepts and ideas. You will appreciate the book’s in-depth discussions of treatment strategies that can greatly enhance your effectiveness. You’ll find this volume is an invaluable research resource for refreshing your approaches for helping persons with substance abuse and antisocial personality disorders. Much of the content of Chemical Dependency and Antisocial Personality Disorder is based on the author’s two decades of experience working with patients suffering from substance use and antisocial personality disorders. Some topics addressed include: accurate differential diagnosis resistance the use of structure in treatment therapist-patient relationship dynamics treatment outcome effectiveness, relapse, and recovery. Alcohol/drug counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and corrections, probation, and parole officers who want to be more effective in their work with chemically dependent and antisocial clients will find this a practical, helpful, and informative guide. This enlightening book examines many of the most difficult and clinically problematic issues that are associated with the psychotherapy and rehabilitation of chemically dependent and/or antisocial patients. Much of the content of Chemical Dependency and Antisocial Personality Disorder is based on the author’s two decades of experience working with patients suffering from substance use and antisocial personality disorders. Some topics addressed include accurate differential diagnosis, resistance, the use of structure in treatment, therapist-patient relationship dynamics, and treatment outcome effectiveness, relapse, and recovery. Alcohol/drug counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and corrections, probation, and parole officers who want to be more effective in their work with chemically dependent and antisocial clients will find this a practical, helpful, and informative guide.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Bruce Carruth
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-06-23
File: 392 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317822738

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This volume is the most comprehensive guideáfor counselors and front-line professionals who work with the chemically dependant in a variety of settings. It is a very basic introduction that guides the counselor through treatment from A toáZ. Itáis alsoáa popular core text for courses in addiction/substance abuse counseling. Presents the state-of-the-art tools necessary to deliver outstanding treatment and meet the highest standards demanded by accrediting bodies.áChapters cover the gamut of treatment issues, including developing the therapeutic alliance, screening, detoxification, biopsychosocial assessment, dual-diagnosis, patient orientation, treatment planning, individual therapy, group therapy, case management, crisis intervention, referral, record keeping, discharge planning, and referral. Author Robert R. Perkinson provides case studies and step-by-step instructions with clear explanations and procedures that counselors need to use in all phases of patient care. One of the key features of this volume is the inclusion of over 50 appendices, which includes screening questionnaires, scales, history assessments, personal recovery plans, in-patient and out-patient schedules, and many, many more. The new edition will add more appendicies and update existing ones.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Robert R. Perkinson
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2008
File: 725 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781412957007

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This book is a basic resource of knowledge about alcoholism and drug addiction. The authors cover the scientific and clinical aspects of chemical dependency in a balanced way with case vignettes to illustrate clinical issues. The book is suitable for a number of student needs. Students preparing for the Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) examination will find topics discussed that are drawn from the certification examination requirements. The text can stand as a main source for college-level courses in addictions or chemical dependancy in the mental health health programs, and can be used as a college or stand-alone introduction to chemical dependancy and counseling. Psychologists, social workers, clergy, and other professional counselors who wish to supplement their knowledge about chemical dependancy will find this text serves as a valuable reference. After an introduction to the general problems of substance abuse counseling, the authors delineate the different types of drugs and their effects, organize the relevant information used in the assessment and diagnosis of addictions, integrate knowledge of human development with causes of dependancy and addiction, and explore the impact of addiction on health and the family. They then focus on the principles of chemical abuse counseling, including treatment planning, the different schools of counseling, how to understand and manage relapse, and special populations. They conclude with ethical considerations involved in treating chemical abusers. The authors believe that chemical dependency counseling is the only profession that treats substance abuse as a primary disorder and disease with its own causes, course, progression and complication. Chemical dependency counseling must deal with and absorb a complex and intriguing web of fact and theory drawn from sciences, medicine, and other fields. But the practical side of chemical dependency counseling remains an art and a science. This book offers a whole set of specific techniques

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Genre: Medical
Author: Jerome David Levin
Publisher: Jason Aronson
Release: 2001
File: 391 Pages
ISBN-13: 0765702894

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This book provides a comprehensive, state of the art overview that covers both the diagnosis and the treatment of dual disorders – joint psychiatric and substance use disorders associated with a worse outcome and disease progression than single psychiatric or addictive disorders. The book is designed to be highly relevant to clinical work and the organization of care systems and meets the real need for a European perspective on dual disorders that takes into account the realities of European treatment organization. All chapters have been written by European authors on the basis of existing European treatment programs or guidelines and European research. The book will be invaluable for all health professionals working in mental health and addiction care, who are increasingly confronted with patients suffering from dual disorders.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Geert Dom
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2014-11-24
File: 389 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783642453755

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Genre: Drug abuse and crime
Author: Karen Ann Mirsky
Publisher:
Release: 1988
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: NWU:35558002846489

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Dual Diagnosis presents a model that integrates theory and research from substance abuse and mental health as well as proposing simultaneous integrated treatment in a single setting. Building upon a solid theoretical and research foundation, the book discusses the unique problems and treatment methods tailored for specific mental illnesses when combined with substance abuse, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, major personality disorders, and anxiety disorders.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Ted R. Watkins
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2001
File: 194 Pages
ISBN-13: 0761915583

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Psychopaths are difficult to ignore. They are involved in many of today's most serious problems: war, drugs, murder, and political corruption. As a construct, psychopathy has evolved far beyond its confusing origins in a melange of labels into an empirically measurable syndrome. The first text of its kind, The Clinical and Forensic Assessment of Psychopathy: A Practitioner's Guide, translates the robust findings of the past 30 years into applied procedures and methods for all those whose work brings them into contact with this difficult population in mental health, correctional, or court settings. Synthesizing the latest information on assessing psychopathy in children, adolescents, and adults, it offers "standard of care" guidelines for the assessment of psychopathy in general and the use of the Hare Psychopathy checklists in particular. It further: * develops conceptual models for understanding the information processing and emotional experience of psychopaths; * addresses legal and ethical issues; * discusses implications for training and the effective integration of psychopathy assessment into general forensic practice-interviewing, predicting risk, evaluating the relationship of psychopathy to malingering, and writing reports; * describes dilemmas presented by the psychopath in the corporate setting and offers suggestions for managing them and for weighing the necessity of incorporating psychopathy assessment into institutional evaluation procedures; and * considers the relationship of psychopathy to sexual deviance, substance abuse, and the criminal personality. The Clinical and Forensic Assessment of Psychopathy: A Practitioner's Guide is a resource for anyone who seeks to make fast the link between research and practice. Experienced professionals and their trainees and students alike will learn much from it.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Carl B. Gacono
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2000-03-01
File: 536 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781135676292

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Drug use disorders are frequently associated with mental disorders. Data has shown that over half of the individuals who have a lifetime diagnosis of a drug use disorder also have a lifetime diagnosis of a mental disorder. This report, based on the papers from a technical review of the subject, presents examples of research being done in this important area, & helps define the need for further research. Included in the topics are specific areas of research & treatment for anxiety disorders, depression, cigarette smoking, & severe mental illness. Particular focus is given to the additional problem of HIV in the context of comorbid disorders.

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Author: Lisa S. Onken
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Release: 1998-12-01
File: 170 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780788127823

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The field of substance-abuse treatment is crowded with books that tell what addiction is. In Concepts of Chemical Dependency, Harold E. Doweiko moves beyond biology to provide a comprehensive, unique, contemporary look at the why's and how's of addiction: Why drugs of abuse work the way they do - including cutting-edge coverage of acrosols, inhalants, steroids, over-the-counter analgesics, and other nontraditional substances; How each drug affects the user - with new research on neurology, neuropsychology, and neuropsychopharmacology; How people become addicted - and the effects of addiction on users' families and friends; and How you can help - new methods of evaluation, intervention, and treatment.

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Harold E. Doweiko
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release: 1999
File: 558 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015046504117

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A scientific explanation of addiction by a leading neuroscientist looks at how and why people become addicts and discusses advances in prevention and treatment.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Michael J. Kuhar
Publisher: FT Press
Release: 2012
File: 222 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780132542500

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