This long-awaited follow-up to the classic text Clinical Manual of Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment presents the latest research on substance use and substance use disorders (SUDs) in adolescents 12–18 and emerging adults 18–25 years of age.
This new manual offers a substantive update of the previous manual’s 16 chapters, offering 7 additional chapters devoted to important new topics, such as paediatric primary care assessment and intervention, electronic tools, specific substances (e.g., cannabis, opioids, alcohol), and much more. Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and substance abuse specialists, as well as applied researchers and public health professionals, will find this new manual a research-rich and clinically compelling resource for understanding disease course, prevention, diagnosis, substance-specific interventions, co-occurring disorders, and issues related to special populations.
The strengths of this text, edited by two of the foremost experts on addiction among youth, are many:
Yifrah Kaminer, M.D., M.B.A., is Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Alcohol Research Center and Injury Prevention Center, at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut.
Ken Winters, Ph.D., is Senior Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute (Minnesota Location) in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.
“Drawing on their extensive experience, Drs. Kaminer and Winters have assembled an unparalleled group of contributors, creating an invaluable resource relevant to researchers, practitioners and policy-makers alike. Chapters include the latest scientific findings, as well as real-world examples of how to apply principles and techniques. This manual is accessible, and one of the best and most comprehensive resources on adolescent substance use to date” - LAR Stein, PhD, Professor, Psychology, University of Rhode Island, Adj. Professor, Department of Behavioral & Social Sciences, Brown University, Director of Research, Rhode Island Training School
Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children is the fruit of decades of development and innovation in the Plum Village community’s collective practice with children. Based on Thich Nhat Hanh’s thirty years of teaching mindfulness and compassion to parents, teachers, and children, the book and enclosed CD cover a wide range of contemplative and fun activities parents and educators can do with their children or students. The activities are designed to help relieve stress, increase concentration, nourish gratitude and confidence, deal with difficult emotions, touch our interconnection with nature, and improve communication. Planting... More info
Practitioners share their most effective techniques. Volume three presents more innovative and practical assessment and treatment techniques for children, adolescents, and families. When children are referred for therapy, they typically feel anxious and are reluctant to talk directly about their thoughts and feelings. Activities that are creative and play-based can engage children and help them to safely express themselves. The interventions presented in this book aim to capture and sustain children’s interest and motivation in therapy, while helping them express themselves within the context of a safe therapeutic environment In this third... More info
Let's Talk Relationships offers a multitude of creative ways to get young people aged 13-19 talking about positive relationships, helping them to stay safe, healthy and happy. Ideal for groups or one-to-one work, this resource features over 90 tried and tested activities. Focusing on peer friendships, personal relationships and family dynamics, issues covered include peer pressure, relationship bullying, decision-making, managing conflict at home, and family values. Activities come complete with photocopy worksheets and include ideas for storyboard work, games, role-play and quizzes, as well as suggestions for creative projects including drama,... More info