By Peter M. Miller (auth.), William M. Hay, Peter E. Nathan (eds.)
There is not any scarcity of books on behavioral learn, on behavioral examine on alcoholism, or on behavioral learn on alcoholism therapy. lots of the authors of chapters during this booklet were considering the writing of those books. The books and their authors have performed a major function within the dramatic bring up within the effect of behavioral techniques to 1 of our society's such a lot troubling human difficulties. There aren't many books, even though, which aspect the longitudinal process the behavioral cures, none doing so for habit remedy with al coholics and challenge drinkers. That this publication now seems, then, is a primary, made extra worthwhile via the truth that the chapter's authors are either study ers and clinicians, prepared and ready to mix recognize for empirical information with scientific sensitivity and compassion, situation, and dedication for his or her sufferers. The chapters during this publication display very important commonalities and telling divergencies in method, method, and remedy strategies. regardless of a standard point of view on etiology and therapy, the authors of the chapters during this booklet diverge in standards for deciding upon remedy aim, number of preliminary intervention goal, the specifics of strategies used, and follow-up proce dures. universal to all, notwithstanding, is an openness to innovation, a practical appreciation of methods that paintings, and a honest recognize for the sufferer and his or her primary hope for a fit, happier, and extra produc tive life.
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4 days after treatment. Thus, the client was exhibiting more control over binges as treatment progressed. As indicated in Figure 1 the client experienced a binge during December 1977, soon after treatment began. Since the first few sessions focused on stress reduction and marital intervention, the client's drink-refusal skills and thought-control abilities had not as yet been developed. He succumbed to social pressure and the added temptation of Christmas parties as part of his 18 PETER M. MILLER business dealings.
Was given the opportunity to practice these plans with the therapist. She was then instructed to attempt at least one of the interactions before the next session. At this session, restructuring of her expectation of perfect housekeeping was also begun. In a lighthearted fashion, the therapist mentioned that Mrs. J. seemed intent to win the Betty Crocker White-Gloves Award. This referred to passing a test where the judges run white gloves across counters and windowsills to check for dust. By making light of this comment, the therapist was able to convey the idea that her self-demands might be excessive, without undermining Mrs.
L since she tended to be a solitary drinker. The therapist therefore noted that a modified discussion of alterna- MARK S. GOLDMAN AND DIANE K. KLISZ 40 tive practices to drinking would have to be undertaken with Mrs. J. during her individual treatment session. 4b. Individual Session. Discussion of alternative strategies to be used to replace drinking for Mrs. J. ensued. Two alternate behaviors were planned for those times when Mrs. J. felt particularly fatigued or frustrated with family interactions.