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Pathways to Self-Discovery and Change: A Guide for Responsible Living

Pathways to Self-Discovery and Change: A Guide for Responsible Living
The Participant's Workbook

Second Edition

August 2012 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Pathways to Self-Discovery and Change: A Guide for Responsible Living - The Participant’s Workbook, Second Edition provides a written and richly illustrated format through which clients can better understand and reflect on each of 32 (approxi­mately 90 to 120 minutes in length) youth-focused CBT treatment sessions.


Pathways to Self-Discovery and Change supplies clients with a visual and written record of all treatment objectives, content information, modeling and role-plays, discus­sion points, interactive exercises, and reflective assign­ments and a place to record their ideas, insights, short- and long-term goals, and progress during the entire treatment episode.


The Participant’s Workbook is geared to a broad range of reading and conceptual abilities. Using comic strip illustrations and gripping stories (presented through the narrative voice of teen­agers who experience a variety of problems with sub­stance abuse, criminal conduct, and mental health issues), clients are engaged in active discussion about the situations, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that have become embroidered in their patterns of sub­stance abuse and criminal conduct.

Phase I: What?- Challenge to Change
1. Building Trust and Motivation to Change
2. Building a Knowledge Base
3. Talking About Yourself and Listening to What Others Say
4. Backsliding to Drugs and Crime
5. Making a Commitment to Change
Phase II: How?- Commitment to Change
6. Basic Communication Skills
7. Avoiding Trouble and Playing Fair
8. Responsibility to Others and the Community
9. Zeroing in on Harm-Directing Thoughts
10. Handling Anger, Guilt and Depression
Phase III: Now!- Ownership of Change and Calling the Shots
11. Overcoming Prejudice
12. Exploring Individual Intimacy
13. Problem Solving and Decision Making
14. Lifestyle Balance
15. Stability and Growth
Key features

New to the Second Edition

  • Introduces The Treatment Curriculum, which gives providers ready access to information needed for in-depth knowledge and ownership of the content, interactive exercises, and take-home messages for each session
  • Includes a new section on gender appropriate treatment, focusing on providing a safe and female friendly environment to promote female empowerment and bolster feelings of strength, achievement, and pride in clients
  • Provides an overview of co-occurring mental disorders likely to be encountered in clients, as well as diagnosis criteria and specific guidelines and resources for dealing with the disorders
  • Discusses adolescent gang involvement from legal, psychological, social and family contexts while providing literature on prevention, intervention, and treatment for prospective, emergent, and practicing gang members
  • Reviews research-driven approaches to successful re-entry of adolescents into their communities, offering existing models of aftercare that utilize individual, family, and neighborhood approaches
  • Presents a comprehensive framework for monitoring the client's response to treatment, as well as suggestions for successful therapeutic interactions between clients, counselors, peers, family members, and support personnel

Key Features

  • Field tested success
  • Separate participant's workbook and provider's guide
  • The first developmentally appropriate treatment program designed specifically for adolescents
  • An approach that includes the influences of social class, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, etc. on substance abuse, criminality and treatment.

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