Effective treatment for a co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness necessitates an integrated approach. Clinicians do not have to change dramatically to competently serve people with dual disorders, but they do need to acquire a basic level of competency in the field in which they were not originally trained.
Substance abuse is common and the consequences severe. Everyone touched by the problem—from program administrators and clinicians in mental health, substance abuse, and rehabilitation programs to those who struggle with recovery from dual disorders and their family members—need to be educated in the latest developments. The purpose of this book is to provide that information in a manageable format.
The book was conceived and developed by Dr. Doyle Pita and Dr. Spaniol when they co-taught a course on dual disorders—with Dr. Doyle Pita approaching dual disorders primarily as a substance dependence expert, and Dr. Spaniol as an expert in severe mental illnesses.
The articles reprinted in this comprehensive guide were selected for inclusion from a broad review of articles. Articles dealing with the most salient concepts and critical issues were selected.
Citation: Pita, D.D., & Spaniol, L. (2002). A comprehensive guide for integrated treatment of people with co-occurring disorders. Boston: Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.
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Table of Contents
The articles are grouped into the following eight chapters:
- Chapter 1: Parameters and Course of Disorders
- Chapter 2: Assessment
- Chapter 3: Treatment
- Chapter 4: Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches
- Chapter 5: Clinical Issues
- Chapter 6: Role Recovery
- Chapter 7: Family and Self-Help Support
- Chapter 8: Legal System Involvement
Diane Doyle Pita, PhD, worked as an adjunct faculty member and as a post-doctoral research fellow at Boston University's Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and specializes in substance abuse and severe mental illness (dual disorders). Dr. Pita has written other publications on substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.
LeRoy Spaniol, PhD, retired in 2004 as Senior Director at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. He holds a doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and has 41 years of experience in the mental health field as counselor, advocate, program developer, administrator, and educator. Dr. Spaniol was the Founder and Executive Publisher of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal and is currently a Consulting Editor for the Journal. He has taught as an Adjunct Full Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling at Boston University. He also founded and taught in the Recovery Center, a rehabilitation program for people with psychiatric disabilities at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. He is currently President of NAMI of Cape Cod and serves on the Affordable Housing Committee for the Town of Wellfleet, MA. Dr. Spaniol has published 18 books and many book chapters and articles about psychiatric rehabilitation, recovery, and families.
Click here to read a review from the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
Weinstein, D. & Painter, J. (2003). Book review: A Comprehensive Guide for Integrated Treatment of People with Co-Occurring Disorders. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 27(2), 199-201.
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