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ERIC Number: ED418365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 23
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Familiarizing Students with the Empirically Supported Treatment Approaches for Substance Abuse Problems.
Wilkins, Victoria; Chambliss, Catherine
When training counseling students, it is important to familiarize them with the clinical research literature exploring the efficacy of particular treatments. The bulk of the document is comprised of a review of empirically supported treatments (ESTs). ESTs or evidence-based treatments are grounded in studies recommended by the American Psychological Association. To qualify for inclusion in this EST listing, research must have shown that it leads to a reduction or remission of the disorder or problem at a rate higher than occurs with the passage of time, or that it outperforms an alternative active treatment. Knowledge of a treatment that has been shown to be efficacious should affect decisions about how one practices psychotherapy. ESTs are examined in the following areas: managed psychotherapy work, alcoholism treatments, patient-treatment matching, therapeutic alliance, opiate addiction, the role of families in treating substance abuse, and family therapy. (Contains approximately 115 references.) (MKA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Language: English
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