ERIC Number: ED300695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Intervention with the Dependent Adolescent. Adolescent Alcoholism: Recognizing, Intervening, and Treating Series No. 4.
Singer, Mark I.; Sedlacek, David A.
This document is one of seven publications contained in a series of materials for physicians on recognizing, intervening with, and treating adolescent alcoholism. The materials in this unit of study are designed to familiarize the physician with the intervention process as it may be used in the treatment of adolescent alcoholics. Both the intervention process and associated issues related to physician decision-making and to communications between the physician and the patient and his/her family are presented. This unit of study will enable the physician to: (1) recognize common defenses used by alcoholics and the characteristics of each defense; (2) list emotional and behavioral patterns exhibited by patients which are associated with resisting treatment; (3) identify personal attitudes which can interfere with the treatment of the adolescent alcoholic; (4) decide on personal approaches regarding ethical issues of confidentiality necessary to facilitate therapy; (5) develop at least one approach to telling parents that their child has an alcohol-related problem and anticipate possible parental reactions; (6) determine the relationships between parental alcohol use and adolescent alcohol abuse; (7) explain the details of formal intervention; and (8) identify key issues in monitoring and following the alcoholic adolescent. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcoholism, Clinical Diagnosis, Intervention, Physician Patient Relationship, Physicians, Units of Study
Department of Family Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210 ($5.00 each, set of seven, $25.00; audiocassette of series, $15.00; set of four videotapes keyed to guides, $165.00 half-inch tape, $225.00 three-quarter inch tape; all orders prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Health Professions.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Family Medicine.
Note: For other guides in this series, see CG 021 187-193.