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(p. 25) Clinical Issues in Alcohol Behavioral Couple Therapy (ABCT) 

(p. 25) Clinical Issues in Alcohol Behavioral Couple Therapy (ABCT)
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(p. 25) Clinical Issues in Alcohol Behavioral Couple Therapy (ABCT)
Author(s):

Barbara S. McCrady

and Elizabeth E. Epstein

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195322873.003.0002
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date: 06 August 2020

Chapter 2 discusses clinical issues in alcohol behavioral couple therapy (ABCT), including how couples sessions should be managed, continued drinking (the client’s drinking goals, difficulties following plans, change of mind, and ambivalence), domestic violence, child abuse or neglect, a client’s arrival at treatment with an elevated blood alcohol level (BAL), non-compliance with homework, difficulties in developing a therapeutic alliance, and the presence of an Axis II disorder.

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