Treating Addictive Behaviors: Second Edition

Editor : William R. Miller, Editor : Nick Heather

Treating Addictive Behaviors: Second Edition

Book Details

  • Publisher : Plenum Publishing
  • Published : 1998
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 370
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 12578
  • ISBN 13 : 9780306458521
  • ISBN 10 : 0306458527

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Organized around the stages of change described in the transtheoretical model by Prochaska and DiClemente, the new edition of this superb text features over 90% new material and covers practical, up-to-date strategies for the treatment of addictions and compulsive behaviors. New material includes: -advantages and disadvantages of the transtheoretical model for how people change -five contemporary conceptual/theoretical perspectives on why people change -where to start with polyproblem clients -predictors of long-term success -strategies for continuing care, and more.

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William R. Miller, PhD, is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico. Fundamentally interested in the psychology of change, he is a cofounder of motivational interviewing and has focused particularly on developing and testing more effective treatments for people with alcohol and drug problems. Dr. Miller has published over 400 scientific articles and chapters and 50 books, including the groundbreaking work for professionals Motivational Interviewing: Third Edition, and the self-help resource Controlling Your Drinking: Second Edition. He is a recipient of the international Jellinek Memorial Award, two career achievement awards from the American Psychological Association, and an Innovators in Combating Substance Abuse Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, among many other honors. The Institute for Scientific Information has listed him as one of the world's most highly cited researchers.

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Nick Heather is Emeritus Professor of Alcohol & Other Drug Studies in the Department of Psychology, School of Life Sciences at Northumbria University, UK. A clinical psychologist by training, he is mainly interested in research on treatment and brief interventions for alcohol problems and in theories of addiction.

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