Cross Addiction: Is it a Myth?

September 25, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

There are many concepts in clinical psychology that are not science-based, but are nonetheless still of use in therapy.

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Good and Bad Advice at 12 Step Meetings

June 5, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

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12 Step literature suggests that sponsors stick with advice on how to work the Steps, rather than stray into realms better left to trained professionals.

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Memory by Function

March 6, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

The personal story that recovering folks tell at 12 Step meetings is a reconstruction of episodic memories.

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What to Expect From Counseling

November 4, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Counselors are taught that the best way to make progress is to let the client determine the direction the relationship takes.

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Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client, Part 9

February 28, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Their fondness for risk and excitement makes them ill-suited to a ‘straight’ lifestyle they would no doubt describe as boring.

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Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client, Part 8

February 13, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Even the most recalcitrant drinker can appreciate the desirability of avoiding still more consequences. It’s a side door around some of the alcoholic’s denial.

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Using Leverage in Counseling the Court-Referred Client, Part 7

January 27, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

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Involving the therapeutic team adds strength to the message and can speed the accomplishment of important goals.

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Dual Dilemma: When Addiction & Mental Illness Combine

October 28, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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The key to treatment success is an integrated approach: One treatment team treats both illnesses using an integrated treatment plan.

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Treating the Antisocial Addict: Treatment Planning

October 24, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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The behavior of antisocial persons is a challenge to traditional substance abuse counseling. Offender populations are packed with antisocial clients. It helps to address these behaviors directly, beginning with the treatment plan.

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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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