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Najavitis, Lisa M (2002) Seeking safety: a treatment manual for PTSD and substance abuse. New York: Guilford .

This manual presents the first empirically studied, integrative treatment approach developed specifically for 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.


Item Type:Book
Date:2002
Call No:HK2
Pages:xiii,
Publisher:Guilford
Place of Publication:New York
ISBN:1-57230-639-4
Notes:Includes bibliographical refereances and index.
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Accession Number:HRB 1045 (Available)
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Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Care by type of problem > Mental health care
N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines > Practice / clinical guidelines
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Patient care management
HJ Treatment method > Directive and nondirective therapy > Psychoanalytic therapy > Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
G Health and disease > Substance related disorder > Dual diagnosis (comorbidity)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Rehabilitation

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