Therapist's Guide to Evidence-Based Relapse Prevention

Describes the evidence-based approaches to preventing relapse of major mental and substance-related disorders. Therapist's Guide to Evidence-based Relapse Prevention combines the theoretical rationale, empirical data, and the practical "how-to" for intervention programs.The first section will serve to describe the cognitive-behavioral model of relapse and provide a general introduction to relapse prevention techniques. While Section II will focus on specific problem areas, Section III will focus on diverse populations and treatment settings.

A wide range of mental health and medical professionals in a variety of disciplines including clinical and counseling psychology, psychiatry, social work, nursing, rehabilitaiton medicine, correctional settings, general medical settings and education.

Paperback, 400 Pages

Published: February 2007

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-369429-4


  • Tentative Table of ContentsSection I: INTRODUCTION1. Overview of relapse prevention (Marlatt/Witkiewitz)2. High risk situation: Relapse as a dynamic process (Witkiewitz/Marlatt)Section II: RELAPSE PREVENTION FOR SPECIFIC PROBLEM AREAS3. Substance abuse disorders (Daley)4. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy as a Relapse Prevention Approach to Depression (Lau/Segal)5. Relapse Prevention for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Whiteside, Shaw-Welch, Marlatt, and Witkiewitz)6. Relapse Prevention for Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder (Ziedonis)7. Seeking Safety Therapy for PTSD and Substance Abuse: Relationship to Relapse Prevention (Najavits)8. Relapse Prevention for Eating Disorders (Schlam/Wilson)9. Stopping Self-Harm Once and for All: Relapse Prevention in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Brown/Chapman)10. Sexual Offending (Ward)Section III: SPECIAL POPULATIONS AND TREATMENT SETTINGS11. Medical Settings (Ludman/Von Korff)12. Focus on Familities: Integration of prevention and parenting skills in methadone treatment (Catalano, Haggerty, Skinner, and Fleming)13. Ethnicity and Racial Minority Groups (Castro)14. Adolescent substance abuse (Brown)15. Geriatric Patients (Blow)16. Criminal justice settings (Dowden/Andrews)Section IV: FUTURE DIRECTIONS17. Drinking as an epidemic--a simple mathematical model with recovery and relapse (Sanchez, Wang, Castillo-Chavez, Gorman, and Gruenewald)18. Epilogue: Relapse Prevention in the 21st Century (Marlatt/Witkiewitz)


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