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Behavioral Couples Therapy for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

by Timothy J. O'Farrell and William Fals-Stewart

This eminently practical guide presents an empirically supported approach for treating people with substance abuse problems and their spouses or domestic partners. Behavioral couples therapy (BCT) explicitly focuses on both substance use and relationship issues, and is readily compatible with 12-step approaches.

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This eminently practical guide presents an empirically supported approach for treating people with substance abuse problems and their spouses or domestic partners. Behavioral couples therapy (BCT) explicitly focuses on both substance use and relationship issues, and is readily compatible with 12-step approaches. Provided are all the materials needed to introduce BCT; implement a recovery contract to support abstinence; work with clients to increase positive activities, improve communication, and reduce relapse risks; and deal with special treatment challenges. Appendices include a session-by-session treatment manual and 70 reproducible checklists, forms, and client education posters. The large-size format and lay-flat binding facilitate photocopying and enhance the book's clinical utility.

Listed in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices!

Size: 8" x 10 1/2", 472 pages, paperback

1. An Introduction to Behavioral Couples Therapy for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

2. Engaging the Couple: Initial Couple Sessions

3. Building Support for Abstinence: The Daily Recovery Contract

4. Other Support for Abstinence

5. Increasing Positive Couple and Family Activities

6. Improving Communication, Part I: Listener and Speaker Skills

7. Improving Communication, Part II: Resolving Changes, Conflicts, and Problems

8. Continuing Recovery: Maintenance and Relapse Prevention

9. Challenges in BCT, Part I: Separated and Dual-Problem Couples

10. Challenges in BCT, Part II: Violence and Other Issues

11. Enhancements to BCT

12. Implementing BCT in the Real World

Appendix A. A 12-Session BCT Treatment Manual

Appendix B. Posters Used in BCT

Appendix C. Forms Used in BCT

Appendix D. Suggested Resources

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