Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse (The Guilford Substance Abuse Series)

Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse (The Guilford Substance Abuse Series) Author Lisa M. Najavits
ISBN-10 1572306394
ISBN-13 9781572306394
Year 2001-12-14
Pages 401
Language English
Publisher The Guilford Press
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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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Seeking Safety

Seeking Safety Author Lisa Najavits
ISBN-10 9781572306394
Release 2002
Pages 399