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O'Driscoll, Colin and Foy, Sean (2017) Working with clients with addiction: what psychologists need to know. The Irish Psychologist , 43 , (12) , pp. 16-20.

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Addiction is a common problem that practitioner psychologists face with their clients. It is however, the view and experience of the authors that specialised training in addiction treatment for psychologists is sparse, inconsistent and incomprehensive. As a consequence, psychologists may feel unskilled in this regard, referring clients onto specialist community based services where they may or may not be seen, or specialist residential (tier 4) services where they may or may not be accepted, or be able to afford (in time or cost). This article aims to give some context to the nature of these issues and the challenges facing practitioners, offer an overview of evidence in the treatment of addiction, and finally conclude with some guidance to psychologists in the treatment of these issues in the psychotherapeutic context.


Item Type:Article
Date:October 2017
Page Range:pp. 16-20
Publisher:Psychological Society of Ireland
Volume:43
Number:12
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:G Health and disease > Substance related disorder > Substance related mental disorder
HA Screening, identification, and diagnostic method > Psychological assessment
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Patient care management
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Care by type of problem > Mental health care
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Organisational development > Workforce / staff skills and training
T Demographic characteristics > Doctor
T Demographic characteristics > Counsellor / Therapist
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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