- Hardcover: 366 pages
- Publisher: The Guilford Press; 2nd edition (October 24, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1462502334
- ISBN-13: 978-1462502332
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #550,520 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Practicing Harm Reduction Psychotherapy, Second Edition: An Alternative Approach to Addictions 2nd Edition
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"The substance abuse treatment community in the United States ignored this evidence-based approach for way too long. This important book shows how practitioners can treat clients at the precise point where they are capable of making changes. It features examples, case studies, and valuable information on applying harm reduction principles in group work, supervision, and other contexts, in addition to individual psychotherapy. This is a 'must read' for anyone in the field of addictive disorders."--Robert J. Meyers, PhD, Emeritus Research Associate Professor of Psychology, University of New Mexico; Director, Robert J. Meyers, PhD, and Associates
"The second edition of Practicing Harm Reduction Psychotherapy is a book whose time has come. Harm reduction is finally recognized as a basic concept that needs to inform the treatment of all clients with substance use problems, particularly those who have co-occurring disorders. Denning and Little clearly position harm reduction as a current, integrated, nondogmatic, client-centered treatment approach."--Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner, DSW, LCSW, Silver School of Social Work, New York University
"Denning and Little have earned an international reputation for their research and clinical practice. Highlighting the principle of 'doing patients no harm,' the authors explain the theoretical background of harm reduction psychotherapy and describe how to conduct it. The book is packed with vivid, intriguing examples. I recommend it to a broad readership of mental health professionals and students."--Hendrik G. Roozen, PhD, Novadic-Kentron Treatment Services and Erasmus University Medical Center, The Netherlands
About the Author
Patt Denning, PhD, is Director of Clinical Services and Training at the Center for Harm Reduction Therapy (CHRT) in San Francisco, which she founded with Jeannie Little in 2000. CHRT provides a full range of harm reduction treatment services and trains hundreds of professionals each year. Widely recognized as an expert on drug treatment and dual diagnosis, Dr. Denning is one of the principal developers of harm reduction psychotherapy. She is a Diplomate Fellow in psychopharmacology and a certified addiction specialist through the American Psychological Association's College of Professional Psychology. With Jeannie Little, she is coauthor of Over the Influence, Second Edition (for the general public), and Practicing Harm Reduction Psychotherapy, Second Edition (for mental health professionals).
Jeannie Little, LCSW, is Executive Director of the Center for Harm Reduction Therapy (CHRT) in San Francisco, which she founded with Patt Denning in 2000. CHRT provides a full range of harm reduction treatment services and trains hundreds of professionals each year. Ms. Little is a certified group psychotherapist who developed harm reduction group treatment of substance use disorders and dual diagnosis. She has adapted harm reduction therapy to widely diverse communities. With Patt Denning, she is coauthor of Over the Influence, Second Edition (for the general public), and Practicing Harm Reduction Psychotherapy, Second Edition (for mental health professionals).
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