Paradigm Developmental Model of Treatment GROUP TOPICS
A CLINICAL GUIDE FOR COUNSELORS WORKING WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSERS AND THE CHEMICALLY DEPENDENT with CD of Client Handouts.
The Paradigm Developmental Model of Treatment Group Topics Workbook presents a comprehensive variety of skill-building topics for use in your substance abuse/DUI group treatment setting.This workbook incorporates themes inherent in the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and utilizes motivational interviewing techniques and an assortment of cognitive behavioral group exercises.Group topics are designed to stimulate the contemplative and action stages of change. There are 35 topics with several exercises/activities per topic with each comprising a group session. Objectives and information for counselor preparation are included in each topic.As a group cycles through the topics, clients gain an increased understanding of their relationship with alcohol and other drugs, while they strengthen skills in problem-solving and life management. These topics have been pilot-tested by 45 certified Counselors at the San Diego State University Center for Alcohol & Drug Studies & Services Driving Under The Influence Program.This group material is compatible with and facilitates the PDMT exercises utilized in individual Counseling.
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