1st Edition

Care in Mental Health-Substance Use

By David B. Cooper Copyright 2011

    The Mental Health-Substance Use series provides clear guidance for professionals on this complex and increasingly recognised field. It concentrates on the concerns, dilemmas and concepts that impact on the life and well-being of affected individuals and those close to them, as well as the future direction of practice, education, research, services, intervention, and treatment. This volume is primarily about caring for individuals and families who turn to professionals at a time when their lives are unmanageable alone, but is also concerned with the care that these professions extend to their own members. It contends that these issues are closely interrelated, with appropriate communication and support being key to both. Its chapters draw from a variety of theories and treatments to provide practical advice on the challenge of providing appropriate care tailored to a wide scope of individuals and families. The volumes in this series are designed to challenge concepts and stimulate debate, exploring all aspects of the development in treatment, intervention and care response, and the adoption of research-led best practice. They are essential reading for mental health and substance use professionals, students and educators.

    Setting the scene. Accessing services. Improving access to psychological interventions. Caring for the family. Caring for indigenous people. Early intervention with young people. Engaging the individual and family. Screening. Assessment. Brief intervention. Integrated motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural intervention. Cognitive behavioural integrated treatment. Pharmacological management.


    David B. Cooper