7030: Comparative Treatments of Substance Abuse

About the Course:

This volume addresses a clinical problem seen by most mental health professionals— the abuse of drugs and alcohol. Drs. Dowd and Rugle have assembled top professionals in the field to address the strengths and weaknesses of different therapeutic approaches to substance abuse. Treatment modalities include psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, REBT, family therapy, and more. This volume also presents the lastest outcome research for evidence-based interventions

Publication Date:

1999, 1st Edition


Dowd, Thomas, Ph.D. & Rugle, Loreen, Ph.D.

About the Author:

Thomas Dowd is Professor of Psychology at Kent State University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in two divisions and holds Diplomates from the American Board of Professional Psychology in Behavioral Psychology and Counseling Psychology. He has been president of several boards and Associations in psychology and has served on numerous other professional boards and committees.

Loreen Rugle received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Kent State University. She was Deputy Director of the Veterans Addiction Recovery Center for several years at the Brecksville Unit of the Cleveland Department of Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Course Objectives:

  1. to be able to identify those aspects of therapy models that are common to most treatment approaches

  2. to be able to appreciate how different treatment models influenced each other

  3. to be able to explain major differences between various substance abuse treatment models

    Examination Questions:

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