Emotion Regulation Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders

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Emotion Regulation Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders

Emotion Regulation Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders: Helping Clients Manage Negative Thoughts and Feelings
Routledge | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 1138215848 | 210 pages | PDF | 1.61 mb

by Paul R. Stasiewicz (Author),‎ Clara M. Bradizza (Author),‎ Kim S. Slosman (Author)

Emotion Regulation Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders provides step-by-step, detailed procedures for assessing and treating emotion regulation difficulties in individuals diagnosed with an alcohol use disorder (AUD). The Emotion Regulation Treatment (ERT) program, consisting of 12 weekly sessions, combines an empirically supported cognitive-behavioral treatment with emotion regulation strategies to help clients manage negative emotions and cravings for alcohol. This therapist guide contains all the materials needed for the clinician to implement the program, including session outlines, detailed session content with suggestions for therapist dialogue, and client assignment for between-session skill practice. It is also designed to be used with the accompanying client workbook Managing Negative Emotions Without Drinking, which includes educational materials, handouts, worksheets, and between-session skill practice.

"Alcohol use is often motivated by a desire to alter one’s emotions. Sometimes this involves decreasing negative emotions. At other times, this involves increasing positive emotions. In this important book, the authors draw on the latest research on emotion regulation to provide a valuable new treatment approach for alcohol use disorders, namely emotion regulation therapy. This clinically insightful volume is a must for anyone interested in treating alcohol use disorders."
James Gross, PhD, professor of psychology, Stanford University

"Emotion Regulation Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders provides an engaging description of the rationale for focusing on emotion regulation and an informative, step-by-step guide to implementing Emotion Regulation Treatment in clinical practice. Emotion Regulation Treatment incorporates numerous components that are evidence-based practices for addiction, including exposure exercises, coping-skills training, and training in mindfulness skills. This book is a ‘must have’ for working with individuals who struggle with emotion regulation difficulties and alcohol use disorder."
Katie A. Witkiewitz, PhD, professor of psychology, University of New Mexico

About the Author
Paul R. Stasiewicz, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist as well as senior research scientist and director of the Addiction Treatment Services outpatient clinic at the State University of New York at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions. His NIH-funded research focuses on the development of novel behavioral therapies for alcohol use disorders.

Clara M. Bradizza, PhD, is a senior research scientist at the Research Institute on Addictions and a research scientist in the Department of Family Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her research, funded by NIH, includes the development of innovative affect-based interventions for both alcohol and smoking. Dr. Bradizza is a member of the UB Institutional Review Board and is a grant reviewer at the National Institutes of Health.

Kim S. Slosman, MS, LMHC, is a clinical research project director at the Research Institute on Addictions at the State University of New York at Buffalo with more than 20 years of clinical practice and supervision experience in mental health and addiction. She also has experience delivering manualized treatments and served as a therapist on four previous clinical trials involving emotion regulation training for substance abusing clients.

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