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This book serves as a manual for clinicians working with people with alcohol problems. The manual is based on previous research in addiction treatment, including family and social network interventions, as well the authors' own work developing and evaluating Social Behaviour and Network Therapy (SBNT) for example in the United Kingdom Alcohol Treatment Trial (UKATT).
Containing a range of ideas the book is guided by a key principle: the development of social support for a positive change in drinking behaviour.
Divided into three sections topics include:
an introduction to the evidence base underpinning SBNT
core components of the treatment
common questions asked about the intervention.
Featuring a series of practical handouts, this book will be essential reading for clinicians, counsellors, nurses, psychologists and all those involved in the treatment of alcohol misuse and dependence.
Alex Copello is Professor of Addiction Research at the University of Birmingham and Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust. Jim Orford is Emeritus Professor of Clinical and Community Psychology at the University of Birmingham. Ray Hodgson is Director of the Alcohol Education and Research Council. Gillian Tober is Honorary Consultant in Addiction Psychology, Head of Training and Clinical Services Manager at the Leeds Addiction Unit.
Preface. Part I: Background, Evidence Base, Treatment Content and Format. Manual Format. Theoretical and Research Basis for SBNT. The Therapist. The Treatment. Part II: Core Components of Social Behaviour and Network Therapy. Phase 1: Identifying the Social Network. The First Session: Setting the Scene. Phase 2: Core Topics. Core Topic: Communication. Core Topic: Coping. Core Topic: Enhancing Social Support. Core Topic: Network Based Relapse Management. Phase 3: Final Meeting. Planning for the Future and Termination. Part III: Elective Topics, Training and Common Questions. Elective Topics. Basic Information about Alcohol. Increasing Pleasant and Joint Activities. Employment. Active Development of Positive Support. Minimising Support for Problem Drinking. Training, Assessment and Supervision. Common Questions and Issues Raised by Therapists Learning to Deliver SBNT. Appendices: Handouts/Prompt Sheets. Appendix 1: Drink Diary. Appendix 2: Information About Alcohol And Its Effects. Appendix 3: Communication And The Network. Appendix 4: How To Approach An Important Person. Appendix 5: Receiving Criticism. Appendix 6: Talking About Feelings. Appendix 7: Coping. Appendix 8: Enhancing Social Support. Appendix 9: Relapse Prevention. Appendix 10: Increasing Pleasant And Joint Activities.