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Seeking Safety : A Treatment Manual for Ptsd and Substance Abuse
by Ph.D. Lisa M. Najavits


Overview - This manual presents the first empirically studied, integrative treatment approach developed specifically for co-occurring PTSD and substance abuse. For persons with this prevalent and difficult-to-treat dual diagnosis, the most urgent clinical need is to establish safety--to work toward discontinuing substance use, letting go of dangerous relationships, and gaining control over such extreme symptoms as dissociation and self-harm.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This manual presents the first empirically studied, integrative treatment approach developed specifically for co-occurring PTSD and substance abuse. For persons with this prevalent and difficult-to-treat dual diagnosis, the most urgent clinical need is to establish safety--to work toward discontinuing substance use, letting go of dangerous relationships, and gaining control over such extreme symptoms as dissociation and self-harm. The manual is divided into 25 specific units or topics, addressing a range of different cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal domains. Each topic provides highly practical tools and techniques to engage patients in treatment; teach "safe coping skills" that apply to both disorders; and restore ideals that have been lost, including respect, care, protection, and healing. Structured yet flexible, topics can be conducted in any order and in a range of different formats and settings. The volume is designed for maximum ease of use with a large format, lay-flat binding, and helpful reproducible therapist sheets and handouts.

See also the author's self-help guide Recovery from Trauma, Addiction, or Both: Strategies for Finding Your Best Self, an ideal client recommendation.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781572306394
  • ISBN-10: 1572306394
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • Publish Date: December 2001
  • Page Count: 401
  • Dimensions: 10.93 x 8.5 x 0.85 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.09 pounds

Series: Guilford Communication Series

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Books > Psychology > Psychotherapy - General
Books > Psychology > Psychopathology - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Books > Psychology > Psychopathology - Addiction

 
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