Addiction And: ASPD

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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With a little leverage and some understanding of effective therapeutic technique, you can increase the chances of successful outcomes with these clients.

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Complex Case: The Devil We Know

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

There’s this big group we lump under the heading ‘precontemplation’. But in practice, there are precontemplators, and pre-pre-contemplators, and pre-pre-pre-pre-pre-contemplators.

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Complex Trauma: A Practical Approach

December 10, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

We can’t always predict which problem will require attention first — or indeed, when opening a door in therapy will introduce a whole new set of emotional needs and issues.

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Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client, Part 6

August 19, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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A big fine, for instance, isn’t necessarily a better deterrent than a lesser one that is administered quickly and effectively.

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Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client, Part 4

June 5, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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It’s not just what you present to your client — it’s how you present it. By following a few simple rules, you get better results. It’s not a perfect system, by any means. But it should improve outcomes.

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Finding the Right Opioid Treatment Program

April 1, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Some of what patients hear is gossip and folklore, something for which the addict community is famous. But there is a wide variation in quality among OTPs.

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Engaging Coerced DUI Clients

March 25, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

First, they don’t understand why they’re in treatment, or how it could possibly benefit them. Second, they’re ticked off about having been coerced.

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