|Group Therapy for Substance Use Disorders
A Motivational Cognitive-Behavioral Approach
by Linda C. Sobell, PhD, ABPP & Mark B. Sobell, PhD, ABPP
270 pages (paperback)
Publication Date: 2011
List price: $35.00
List price: $35.00
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|"The Sobells are preeminent in the addiction treatment field. This engaging book presents the evidence behind their innovative group treatment approach and synthesizes decades of research and clinical experience. Readers will find a wealth of clinical examples, practical advice, handouts, and tools to measure client progress. The Sobells show how leading a group is like conducting an orchestra, and provide wise insights into ‘making the music come from the group.'"
—Mary Marden Velasquez, PhD, University of Texas at Austin
This authoritative book presents a groundbreaking evidence-based approach to conducting therapy groups for persons with substance use disorders. The approach integrates cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, and relapse prevention techniques, while capitalizing on the power of group processes. clinicians are provided with a detailed intervention framework and clear-cut strategies for helping clients to set and meet their own treatment goals. More than two dozen ready-to-use reproducible assessment tools, handouts, homework exercises, and session outlines are supplied in a convenient large-size format.
|Promoting self-change from addictive behaviors: Practical implications for policy, prevention, and treatment
by Harald Klingemann and Linda Carter Sobell (Eds.)
|260 pages (Hardcover)
Publication Date: 2007
List price: $79.95
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Assessing Alcohol Problems Using Motivational Interviewing with Linda Carter Sobell, PhD, ABPP and Mark Sobell, PhD, ABPP
About the Video: In Assessing Alcohol Problems Using Motivational Interviewing, Dr. Linda Sobell demonstrates cognitive–behavioral motivational interviewing techniques for assessing a patient's alcohol use, and then she and Dr. Mark Sobell discuss this useful approach for working with individuals with substance use disorders. Motivational interviewing is a client-centered, directive method for eliciting intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving a person's ambivalence to change using open-ended questions, reflective listening, and decisional balancing. This nonjudgmental, nonconfrontational interviewing style is designed to minimize a patient's resistance. The goal is to construct an interaction with patients so they feel comfortable discussing their risky or problem behavior.
In this session, Dr. Linda Sobell works with a young man with a history of problem drinking whose recent break-up with his girlfriend triggered increased risky alcohol use. Dr. Sobell assesses his readiness for change and then interviews him about triggers, behaviors, and cognitions associated with his drinking, emphasizing throughout that the patient has the choice to change, thereby empowering the patient.