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The long awaited Second Edition of Criminal Conduct and Substance Abuse Treatment, Provider??'s Guide is finally here. Now treatment providers and substance abuse counselors can find a wealth of information on how to implement the Strategies for Self Improvement and Change (SSC) curriculum efficiently and effectively. Although the Second Edition workbook can be used alone, the Second Edition Provider??'s Guide was written to build upon the foundation of the First Edition and provide enhanced information and adjunct exercises to supplement session delivery. It was also designed to help providers realize the essential traits and skills necessary to help ensure client success. The Provider's Guide is divided into three critical sections. The first section presents the core strategies upon which the SSC curriculum is built. This includes a conceptual framework which is essentially the thread of the program. Chapters 2-6 provide the foundational strategies of the curriculum, including: developing a therapeutic relationship through motivational enhancement; essential traits of providers; emphasis of the counselor as educator; a presentation of the phases of learning and stages of change; an introduction to the cognitive-behavioral approach; and finally a discussion of preventing relapse and recidivism ??? two major treatment goals. Section II provides the specific methods, procedures, and skills for the implementation and delivery of the SSC treatment curriculum. This includes a chapter on the assessment protocol, which is critical in order to accurately assess the issues, problems and vulnerabilities of the client. Chapter 7 outlines the operational procedures, such as the essential skillsof the provider and guidelines for reentry and the aftercare plan. Finally, Section III provides guidelines for the delivery of the SSC modules and the individual treatment sessions as well as the phase closure sessions. It also provides adjunct information and additional exercises and specific skills that can enhance each section in the workbook. With the publication of the Second Edition of the Provider??'s Guide, now agencies and treatment centers can assure that they maximize the use of the SSC curriculum to achieve the best results possible and help as many clients on get back on the road to recovery, self growth and change.
The Provider's Guide (Criminal Conduct and Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents) identifies psychological, biological, and social factors that contribute to the onset of adolescent deviance, including substance abuse, delinquency, and crime.
Causal models for these problem behaviors are described, followed by a review of assessment and treatment protocols widely used in contemporary practice. Guidelines are provided for delivery of the 32- session PSD-C treatment curriculum, specifically designed for adolescents who manifest co-existing juvenile justice and substance abuse problems.
The PSD-C Provider's Guide explains how effective adolescent treatment derives from integration of the following evidence-based strategies: motivational enhancement; stages of change; gender and diversity proficiency; cognitive-behavioral skill development; relapse and recidivism prevention; differential assessment; and individualized treatment planning.
The Provider's Guide delineates principles for effective adolescent-focused treatment in tandem with the Participant's Workbook: Pathways to Self-Discovery and Change (PSD-C).
Designed for providers who work with judicial clients, the Providers Guide presents effective cognitive-behavioral treatment approaches. The Second Edition of this bestseller unveils a state-of-the-art approach for effectively preventing criminal recidivism and substance abuse relapse within community based and correctional settings. The core of the SSC program is a positive relationship between provider and client. Summary of results survey from the first edition of SSC 95% of the providers rated the components of SSC to be adequate to very adequate in meeting the treatment needs of judicial clients Over 90% of providers rated clients as having a moderate to very high involvement in homework and reading 95% of the clients rates as very high their satisfaction of SSC delivery, the provider's response to client needs and clients' comfort with providersAround 80% of clients reported their cognitive and behavioral control over AOD use and criminal conduct had improved during SSCThe accompanying Participant's Workbook to the SSC is written to engage clients and encourage active participation in treatment and responsible living: Phase I: Challenge to Change: Building Knowledge and Skills for Responsible Living Phase II: Commitment to Change: Strengthening Skills for Self-Improvement, Change, and Responsible Living Phase III: Taking Ownership of Change: Lifestyle Balance and Healthy Living
Designed for providers who work with judicial clients, the Providers Guide presents effective cognitive-behavioral treatment approaches. The Second Edition of this bestseller unveils a state-of-the-art approach for effectively preventing criminal recidivism and substance abuse relapse within community based and correctional settings.