Clinical Work with Substance-Abusing Clients


"Newly revised and expanded, the second edition of this text offers practical guidance for working with substance abusers and their families in a variety of clinical contexts. Expert contributors present widely used assessment and treatment approaches together with detailed recommendations for tailoring interventions to each client's needs. Restructured and thoroughly updated to reflect the latest evidence base and clinical knowledge, the second edition features six entirely new chapters. Throughout, helpful case vignettes illustrate how to translate the ideas presented into practice and overcome common stumbling blocks. Providing proven tools and techniques for practitioners, this book should be kept within arm's reach by clinical social workers, drug and alcohol counselors, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, family therapists, and nurses, as well as students and instructors in these fields. In the classroom, it is an invaluable text for undergraduate- or graduate-level courses in addictions and substance abuse." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner
  • Meredith Hanson
  • Nabila El-Bassel
  • Belinda Housenbold Seiger
  • Insoo Kim Berg
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2004