This hands-on manual is the first complete guide to implementing the Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA), a highly effective cognitive-behavioral treatment for alcohol problems. CRA uses social, recreational, familial, and vocational strategies that result in sober behavior becoming more rewarding than drinking behavior. The authors offer step-by-step instructions for each component of the program, and use client-therapist dialogues to illustrate effective techniques for assessment and treatment. Topics include: :: behavioral skills training :: social and recreational counselling :: marital therapy :: motivational preparation :: stress management techniques This book will be of value to all clinicians who treat alcohol abusing clients including psychologists, psychiatrists, substance abuse counsellors, and social workers.
Publisher: Guilford Publications