Therapist's Guide to Evidence-Based Relapse Prevention

Therapist's Guide to Evidence-Based Relapse Prevention

1st Edition - February 26, 2007

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  • Editors: Katie Witkiewitz, G. Marlatt
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080471044
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780123694294

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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.

Key Features

  • Incorporates theoretical and empirical support
  • Provides step-by-step strategies for implementing relapse prevention techniques
  • Includes case studies that describe application of relapse prevention techniques


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.

Table of Contents

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    Section I: Introduction and Overview

    Chapter 1: Overview of Relapse Prevention

    Chapter 2: High-Risk Situations

    Section II: Application of Relapse Prevention to Specific Problem Areas

    Chapter 3: Relapse Prevention

    Chapter 4: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy as a Relapse Prevention Approach to Depression

    Chapter 5: Relapse Prevention for Return of Pathological Worry in CBT-Treated GAD

    Chapter 6: Relapse Prevention for Schizophrenia

    Chapter 7: Seeking Safety

    Chapter 8: Relapse Prevention for Eating Disorders

    Chapter 9: Stopping Self-Harm Once and for All

    Chapter 10: Treatment of Sexual Offenders

    Section III: Specific Populations and Treatment Settings

    Chapter 11: Focus on Families

    Chapter 12: Relapse Prevention with Hispanic and Other Racial/Ethnic Populations

    Chapter 13: Relapse Prevention for Adolescent Substance Abuse

    Chapter 14: Relapse Prevention with Older Adults

    Chapter 15: Utilizing Relapse Prevention with Offender Populations

    Chapter 16: Drinking as an Epidemic—A Simple Mathematical Model with Recovery and Relapse


Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2007
  • Published: February 26, 2007
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080471044
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780123694294

About the Editors

Katie Witkiewitz

Affiliations and Expertise

Addictive Behaviors Research Center, Department of Psychology, University of Seattle, Washington, USA

G. Marlatt

G. Alan Marlatt, Ph.D., is director of the Addictive Behaviors Research Center and professor of Psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Affiliations and Expertise

Addictive Behaviors Research Center, Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

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