CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

Social Role Negotiation Skills for Substance-Abusing Adolescents: A Group Model

Department

Department of Family Therapy

Publication Date

5-1994

Publication Title

Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment

ISSN

1873-6483

Volume

11

Issue/No.

3

First Page

197

Last Page

204

Abstract

A group model for therapeutic early intervention (secondary prevention) with nonaddicted adolescent substance abusers is proposed, based on a Social Role Negotiation model of substance abuse integrating concepts form role theory and cognitive developmental theory. The description of the group model, a structured short-term approach, includes a variety of exercises which promote developmental improvement in the essential skills of role-taking, role-making, and definition of the situation. An individualized intervention strategy is proposed for each group member, based on a theory-based taxonomy of substance-related problems. Strategies for using family involvement to support an adolescent group are described.

DOI

10.1016/0740-5472(94)90076-0

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