Family Therapy Review: Preparing for Comprehensive and Licensing Examinations

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How do you think involving families in treatment contributes to better treatment outcome?
7. Contrast the Johnson Intervention and ARISE treatment engagement models.
8. Describe two interventions used in behavioral couples therapy.
9. What areas might a multisystemic approach focus on in working with a drug-abusing adolescent?
10. Several factors are associated with better treatment outcome. What are they and how can family therapists promote them?


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Written in an accessible style, this book describes the physical and psychological effects of a host of drugs and medications.

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This free publication fromNIDA describes and summarizies the many approaches to group and individual treatment for substance abuse. Each chapter is written by a major proponent of the approach described.

NIAAA Web site:

NIDA Web site:

Both the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Web sites provide a wealth of online information about substance abuse and its treatment.

Robert, L. J., & McCrady, B. S. (in press). Alcohol problems in intimate relationships: Identification and intervention. A guide for marriage and family therapists (NIH Publication No. 03–5284). Rockville, MD: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.


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Brown, T. L., Henggeler, S. W., Schoenwald, S. K., Brondino, M. J., & Pickerel, S. G. (1999). Multisystemic treatment of substance abusing and dependent juvenile offenders: Effects on school performance at posttreatment and 6-month follow-up. Children's Services: Social Policy, Research and Practice, 2, 81–93.


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