Based on an integrated treatment model of motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioural therapy, Telephone Continuing Care Therapy for Adults is an evidence-based program for adult clients who have recently completed a substance abuse treatment program. Research shows that those who follow a continuing care plan after finishing treatment report higher rates of abstinence compared to those who do not follow such a plan. Telephone-based therapy makes continuing care accessible for adults who cannot attend face-to-face appointments due to work or family obligations or transportation issues.
Created by James R. McKay, Ph.D., a renowned expert on continuing care, this program is ideal for adults who have completed a residential treatment program, including a program in a criminal justice setting, or an intensive outpatient program for a substance use disorder. Telephone Continuing Care Therapy for Adults includes a clinician's manual and a CD-ROM of essential resources that allows clinicians to print and copy materials at their convenience.