Many people seek treatment for life problems without knowing that the real problem is an addiction. If the patient does not report an addiction as part of the presenting problem, it is likely to remain unrecognized. This is the first book to address how to recognize and assess for undisclosed addictions in the context of health and mental health care settings.
Marilyn Freimuth is professor of Clinical Psychology at the Fielding Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California where she specializes in substance abuse diagnosis, addiction treatment and the theory-practice relationship. She also maintains a private practice.
Chapter 1 What qualifies as an Addiction Chapter 2 Lessons Learned From a Brief History of Addiction Treatment Chapter 3 The Need For Addiction Assessment in Health Care Settings Chapter 4 Impediments to Accurate Addiction Assessment Chapter 5 Standardized Approaches to Substance Based Addictions Assessment Chapter 6 Assessment of Process Addictions Chapter 7 Clinical Interview Based Approaches to Assessment Chapter 8 Addiction Assessment with Diverse Populations Chapter 9 The Nature of the Addiction: A Further Source of Camouflage Chapter 10 Transforming the Assessment Process into Treatment Chapter 11 Assessing Hidden Addictions in Psychotherapy: Case Illustrations Chapter 12 Autobiographies of Addiction