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A Primer on Therapeutic Practice with Substance Abuse Clients
A primer on therapeutic practice with substance abuse clients

Before proceeding into the clinical work of substance abuse treatment and 12-Steps, let's address the therapeutic setting first. Working with substance abuse is similar in many ways to other clinical work; however, given the nature of the disease there are some notable differences. While everyone approaches office policies in their practice differently, the following outlines clinical procedures specific to our practices, which we hope can serve as examples and a possible framework for your own practice. The chapter concludes by talking about the process of building credibility with your clients.

Substance Dependence and the Therapeutic Frame

The general ground rules for counseling also apply, with only a few caveats, to ...

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