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Assessment of Addictive Behaviors, Second Edition (Paperback)
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Assessment of Addictive Behaviors, Second Edition (Paperback)

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Paperback 480 Pages / Published: 21/02/2008
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This comprehensive clinical resource and text is grounded in cutting-edge knowledge about the biopsychosocial processes involved in addictive behaviors. Presented are research-based, eminently practical strategies for assessing the treatment needs and ongoing clinical outcomes of individuals who have problems with substance use and nonchemical addictions. From leading contributors, the book shows how to weave assessment through the entire process of care, from the initial screening to intervention, relapse prevention, and posttreatment monitoring.

Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781593856403
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 660 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 29 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition


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"The second edition of Assessment of Addictive Behaviors provides cogent and comprehensive coverage of what is now known to be essential in our understanding and treatment of addiction; namely, assessment of the biological, psychological, and sociocultural contributors to the addictive process. The text offers an integrated biopsychosocial orientation that is as sensitive to the latest areas of 'nontraditional' addiction (e.g., gambling and sexual risk behavior) as it is to ethnocultural issues. Practitioners, upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, and researchers will find this text to be an invaluable resource in their quest to understand and evaluate the complexities of addictive processes."--Peter M. Monti, PhD, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University

"A 'must have' for practitioners and clinical researchers in the addictions field. Besides providing state-of-the-art reviews, the second edition broadens the range of addictive behaviors to include non-chemical addictive behaviors. Each chapter is self-contained, making the volume easy to read and allowing the material to be well integrated. This second edition is an outstanding accomplishment, and much needed in a field that has seen major changes over the last two decades."--Mark B. Sobell, PhD, Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University

"This superb revision of a landmark volume breaks new ground by expanding the scope of addictive behaviors beyond substance misuse to include gambling, high-risk sexual behavior, and weight-related disorders. The book skillfully reflects conceptual and empirical developments since the first edition and highlights innovations in applied measurement, such as longitudinal methods of data collection in the natural environment. Researchers and practitioners in clinical disciplines and public health professions will find it to be an invaluable resource for advancing knowledge and developing evidence-based interventions, which rest upon and follow from sound measurement practices."--Jalie A. Tucker, PhD, MPH, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham

"The second edition of this well-known book is a wonderful contribution. Reflecting the ever-changing state of our knowledge, the editors have made major conceptual changes in the framework of this book, making this edition even more useful for educators, students, and clinicians. Current 'hot topics' in the field of addiction treatment are covered in a highly comprehensive and reader-friendly way. Given the pervasiveness of addictive behaviors, I recommend this book to all mental health professionals and educators."--S. Lala Ashenberg Straussner, DSW, CAS, New York University School of Social Work; Founding Editor, Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions

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