Dual Diagnosis: An Integrated Approach to Treatment by Ted R. Watkins

By Ted R. Watkins

Dual Diagnosis

provides a version that integrates idea and learn from substance abuse and psychological health and wellbeing in addition to providing simultaneous built-in remedy in one atmosphere. construction upon a pretty good theoretical and learn beginning, the e-book discusses the original difficulties and therapy equipment adapted for particular psychological health problems while mixed with substance abuse, together with schizophrenia, bipolar ailment, significant melancholy, significant character problems, and anxiousness issues.

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8. , employee, student, family member)? 9. What has been your client's least successful role? 10. What (or w h o ) are your client's strongest sources o f community support? 1 1 . Check your client's skills in the following areas: Drives a car *·> Knows h o w to use public transportation Cares for own physical needs at home including eating well, bathing, and grooming <·» Manages o w n finances successfully Assumes responsibility for taking prescribed medications 38 φ DUAL DIAGNOSIS Protects self from victimization or high-risk behaviors Reads and writes well enough to communicate effectively 12.

Some professionals are concerned about the honesty of their clients' answers to questions on these instruments. Early research designed to determine the reliability and validity of clients' self-reports suggested that professionals can have confidence in their clients' answers when they are detoxified, rapport has been established with the interviewers, the questions are clear, and the clients know that confidentiality will be upheld (Skinner, 1984). In addition, it always is important to corroborate information with family and friends.

Sciacca (1987) describes initiatives in which progress is defined by how much insight clients have into their problems, particularly how alcohol and drugs affect their mental illness. Alcohol and drug-screening tools that encourage clients to answer questions about their drug-taking behaviors include the Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (Selzer, Vinokur, & Van Rooijen, 1975), the Drug Abuse Screening Test (Skinner, 1984), and the Addiction Severity Index (McLellan, Assessment and Differential Diagnosis φ 33 Luborsky, Woody, & O'Brien, 1980), among others.

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