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Treating Adult Children of Alcoholics
A Behavioral Approach
1st Edition - September 13, 2000
Author: Douglas H. Ruben
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Treating Adult Children of Alcoholics showcases the first collection of treatment chapters devoted entirely to a systematic behavioral analysis of drinking and nondrinking… Read more
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Treating Adult Children of Alcoholics showcases the first collection of treatment chapters devoted entirely to a systematic behavioral analysis of drinking and nondrinking offspring of alcoholic families. The author identifies the functional and behavioral characteristics that make up the adult children of alcoholics (ACOA) syndrome. This compendium combines current innovations in behavioral medicine with multi-componential interventions shown effective with the variety of disorders evident in this patient population. This handbook for practitioners is richly laced with case examples and addresses the needs of therapists seeking fast, effective and proven treatments for longstanding clinical symptoms of children of alcoholics.
First book to use behavioral analysis to talk about Adult Children of Alcoholics
Gives introductory principles of conditioning in opening chapters for novice readers
First book to say ACOA patterns are predictable, measurable, and treatable in a short time
Gives scientifically based criteria to "rate your date" and prevent repeated relationship failures
Introduces a new assessment device to diagnose ACOAs
Warns therapists of recovery sabotage and how to overcome it
Substance abuse counselors, psychiatric social workers and clinical psychologists
Part I: Assessment of Adult Children of Alcoholics1. What is an Adult Children of an Alcoholic (ACOA)2. Operational Analysis of the ACOA Syndrome3. Behavioral Patterns of the ACOA Syndrome4. Family Rules and Contingencies5. Living with ACOAs: Spousal Reactions6. Living with ACOAs: Parent-Child Reactions7. Assessment of ACOA Behaviors
Part II: Treatment Methodology for Adult Children of Alcoholics8. Basic Components of Short-Term Treatment9. Side Effects of Healthy Recovery
No. of pages: 283
Published: September 13, 2000
Imprint: Academic Press
eBook ISBN: 9780080519654
Douglas H. Ruben
Dr. Douglas Ruben is a psychologist and national consultant on family therapy, addictions, forensics, and media psychology. He is the author and co-author of over 40 books and over 100 professional articles, and is on the editorial board of The Forensic Examiner. Dr. Ruben is also the Director of the ACOA Behavior Research Center.