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Clinical Case Studies in the Behavioral Treatment of Alcoholism

  • William M. Hay
  • Peter E. Nathan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Contemporary Behavioral Assessment and Treatment Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter M. Miller
      Pages 3-21
    3. Mark S. Goldman, Diane K. Klisz
      Pages 23-48
    4. William R. Miller
      Pages 49-72
    5. Nora E. Noel, Linda C. Sobell, Tony Cellucci, Ted D. Nirenberg, Mark B. Sobell
      Pages 73-103
  3. Relationships between Marital Discord and Alcohol Abuse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Peter E. Nathan
      Pages 107-125
  4. Specialized Behavioral Assessment and Treatment Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Ray J. Hodgson, Howard J. Rankin
      Pages 207-226
  5. Conceptualization and Treatment of Alcoholism: Two Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Glenn R. Caddy
      Pages 275-300
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 301-305

About this book

Introduction

There is no shortage of books on behavioral research, on behavioral research on alcoholism, or on behavioral research on alcoholism treatment. Most of the authors of chapters in this book have been involved in the writing of these books. The books and their authors have played an important role in the dramatic increase in the influence of behavioral approaches to one of our society's most troubling human problems. There are not many books, though, which detail the longitudinal course of the behavioral therapies, none doing so for behavior therapy with al­ coholics and problem drinkers. That this book now appears, then, is a first, made more valuable by the fact that the chapter's authors are both research­ ers and clinicians, willing and able to combine respect for empirical data with clinical sensitivity and compassion, concern, and commitment for their patients. The chapters in this book reveal important commonalities and telling divergencies in technique, strategy, and treatment tactics. Despite a common perspective on etiology and treatment, the authors of the chapters in this book diverge in criteria for deciding on treatment goal, choice of initial intervention target, the specifics of techniques used, and follow-up proce­ dures. Common to all, though, is an openness to innovation, a pragmatic appreciation of approaches that work, and a sincere respect for the patient and his or her fundamental desire for a healthy, happier, and more produc­ tive life.

Keywords

Syndrom Therapie alcohol assessment diagnosis etiology intervention

Editors and affiliations

  • William M. Hay
    • 1
  • Peter E. Nathan
    • 1
  1. 1.Rutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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