Motivating persons with dual disorders: A stage approach

TitleMotivating persons with dual disorders: A stage approach
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsSmyth, NJ
JournalFamilies in Society
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number10443894
KeywordsAddictions, interviewing, mental illness, PSYCHOTHERAPISTS, Substance Abuse

Assessment of and intervention with persons with coexisting psychiatric and substance-use disorders can be complex, particularly because outcome research offers little guidance. Because clients may vary in the degree to which they recognize both disorders as problems, practitioners need strategies to help clients identify and accept their need for help. The author describes the integration and application of two conceptual models from addictions research, stages of change and motivational interviewing, to help engage and motivate clients to make the changes necessary for recovery from both disorders. The presentation of each model is followed by a discussion of their integration and use with this special population. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]Copyright of Families in Society is the property of Alliance for Children & Families and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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