Title

Behavioral Treatment of an Alcoholic: The Unvarnished Story

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1982

Keywords

Behavioral Treatment, Irrational Belief, Individual Session, Drinking Pattern, Intake Interview

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-3415-6_2

Abstract

The reporting of a case history presents an immediate dilemma. Does one start from scratch with a new case and attempt to follow an ideal prescription, so as to achieve a model instance of assessment and treatment? Or does one report, with flaws included, an already completed case which was seen in routine fashion? Both approaches have merit. The former may serve as an unblemished treatment prototype, while the latter is probably closer to the reality of how clinicians actually work.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Behavioral Treatment of an Alcoholic: The Unvarnished Story, in W. M. Hay & P. E. Nathan (Eds.), Clinical Case Studies in the Behavioral Treatment of Alcoholism, Springer, p. 23-48

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