Solution-Focused Substance Abuse Treatment describes the standard of care for substance abuse treatment, demonstrates how solution-focused brief therapy exceeds this standard, and shows how it can effectively be used in substance abuse evaluation, case management, and both individual and group treatment. Beginning and advanced concepts are provided to address the questions of even the most advanced clinician, all placed in the context of cultural awareness.
Most importantly, the author answers the many questions professionals may have about how solution-focused brief therapy can be successfully integrated into the field of substance abuse. It provides a thorough understanding of the issues that therapists face when working with this at times challenging population, and demonstrates how the use of solution-focused brief therapy can minimize power struggles and enhance client success. Sample forms and handouts are included, as are additional resources for effective evaluation and treatment.
Substance Abuse Treatment: An Overview. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: The Basics. Beyond the Solution-Focused Basics. Assessment and Evaluation. Case Management and Individual Work With Clients. Solution-Focused Group Therapy. A More In-Depth Look at Working With Groups. Additional Applications and Practice Issues. Forms and Handouts. Appendix I: Resources. Appendix II: Bibliography.