"As a teacher of graduate courses on substance abuse, I have long waited for a book like this. An excellent review of evidence-based assessment and treatment methods, presented at an easily understood yet high level, objectively, and with valuable clinical advice." Mark B. Sobell, PhD, Professor, Center for Psychological Studies and Codirector of the Guided Self-Change Clinic, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL "This book provides a remarkably clear, comprehensive, but succinct, coverage of our current understanding of how best to help people with alcohol use disorders. Everything the practicing clinician needs to know is there." Nick Heather, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies, Division of Psychology, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK"
From the Publisher
The new series, Advances in Psychotherapy -- Evidence-Based Practice, provides therapists with practical, evidence-based guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of the most common disorders seen in clinical practice -- and does so in a uniquely "reader-friendly" manner. Each book is both a compact "how-to" reference on a particular disorder, for use by professional clinicians in their daily work, as well as an ideal educational resource for students and for practice-oriented continuing education.
The most important feature of the books is that they are practical and simple to use. All have a similar structure, and each is a compact and easy-to-follow guide covering all aspects of practice that are relevant in real-life. Tables, boxed clinical "pearls," and marginal notes assist orientation, while checklists for copying and summary boxes provide tools for use in daily practice.
The series has been developed and is edited with the support of the Society of Clinical Psychology (APA Division 12). The Society is planning a system of home study continuing education courses based on the series that an individual can complete on the web.