College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

Guided Self-Change Treatment for Substance Abusers.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2005

Keywords

Alcohol, Drugs, Self-Change, Substance Use.

Publication Title

Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy

ISSN

0889-8391

Volume

19

Issue/No.

3

Abstract

Guided self-change (GSC) treatment, a brief, cognitive-behavioral, motivational intervention first developed for use with problem drinkers, has now been evaluated with drug abusers, adolescents and Spanish-speaking alcohol abusers. This article reviews the foundations for the development of GSC; describes the results from several studies using this model of treatment, including an extension of the principles to a community-level study; speculates on the effective cognitive elements of the approach; and presents suggestions for future research.

DOI

10.1891/jcop.2005.19.3.199

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