Treating Alcoholism in Psychotherapy (Volume I): The Developmental Model in Action - 2 CPD Hours

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Finally, a video that shows clinicians of all orientations how to provide effective treatment for alcoholics, without having to choose between a 12-step versus psychotherapeutic approach! Dr. Brown demonstrates her Developmental Model in the treatment of "Ted," a forty-eight year old manager, who initially denies that his drinking is related to problems at home and on-the-job. While skillfully fostering the therapeutic alliance, Dr. Brown gently but persistently brings alcohol into the focus of the treatment. This video follows the course of treatment through the four stages of the Developmental Model: Drinking, Transition, Early Recovery, and Ongoing Recovery. In a dramatic reenactment of key moments in seven outpatient sessions over the course of five years, we see Dr. Brown address the multitude of challenges inherent in the treatment of alcoholics.

By watching this video, you'll learn how to:

  • Assess for appropriate treatment modality
  • Work effectively with denial and resistance
  • Modify your technique to the needs of each developmental stage
  • Integrate Alcoholics Anonymous into the treatment
  • Deal with relapses, and other complications and setbacks

Psychotherapists and chemical dependency counsellors alike will find a wellspring of material in this program to enhance their existing skills in working with this difficult population.


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About Stephanie Brown, PhD


Stephanie Brown, PhD, is a clinician, author, teacher, researcher, and consultant in the field of addictions. She is a licensed psychologist with over 35 years of clinical experience and an internationally recognized expert on the trauma and the treatment of alcoholics and their families. Dr. Brown is currently the Director of The Addictions Institute in Menlo Park, California, an outpatient clinic, and a Research Associate at the Mental Research Institute (MRI) in Palo Alto, CA, where she co-directs The Family Recovery Research Project. She is currently applying this research to the development of a new extended family treatment program at Mayflower in Marin County. She is also Consulting Director of the Institute on Addictions at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Francisco. Dr. Brown founded the Alcohol Clinic at Stanford University Medical Center in 1977 and served as its director for eight years, developing the dynamic model of alcoholism recovery and its application to the long-term treatment of all members of an alcoholic family. Dr. Brown served on the California State Alcoholism Advisory Board and was a founding member of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA.)

Awards: Dr. Brown received the Bronze Key Award (1983) and the Humanitarian Award (1984) from the National Council on Alcoholism and the Community Service Award from the California Society for the Treatment of Alcoholism and other Drug Dependencies in 1986. In 1991 she received an Academic Specialist Award from the U.S.I.A. to teach in Poland. More recently, she received the Norman Zinberg Memorial Award from Harvard University (2000), the Clark Vincent Award from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (2001), and the Janet Geringer Woititz award from Health Communications, Inc. (2005).

Books and Videos: Dr. Brown is the author of Treating the Alcoholic (Wiley, 1985), and Treating Adult Children of Alcoholics (Wiley, 1988) and Editor of Treating Alcoholism, (Jossey-Bass, 1995.) She is coauthor of The Alcoholic Family in Recovery: A Developmental Model (Guilford, 1999), and The Family Recovery Guide (New Harbinger, 2000,) and co-editor of The Handbook of Addiction Treatment for Women (Jossey-Bass, 2002.) Her latest book is A Place Called Self: Women, Sobriety and Radical Transformation (Hazelden, 2004.) A companion workbook was published in Fall, 2006. She has also completed two training videos, Treating Alcoholism in Psychotherapy (with, 1997) and Stages of Family Recovery with Hazelden in 2005. She lectures widely and maintains a private practice.


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