Narrative Means to Sober Ends

Publisher: Guilford Publications Release date: 2012-01-27

Description

Working with clients who abuse drugs or alcohol poses formidable challenges to the clinician. Addicted persons are often confronting multiple, complex problems, from the denial of the addiction itself, to legacies of early trauma or abuse, to histories of broken relationships with parents, spouses, and children. Making matters more confusing, the treatment field is too often splintered into different approaches, each with its own competing claims. This eloquently written book proposes a narrative approach that builds a much-needed bridge between family therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and addictions counseling. Demonstrated are innovative, flexible ways to help clients form new understandings of what has happened in their lives, explore their relationships to drugs and alcohol, and develop new stories to guide and nourish their recovery.

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Additional Information

Genre: Illness & addiction: social aspects

Collection: The Guilford Press

Type: EPub

Pages: 386

ISBN: 9781462506071

Additional Information

Genre: Illness & addiction: social aspects

Collection: The Guilford Press

Type: EPub

Pages: 386

ISBN: 9781462506071

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