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Treating Adult Children of Alcoholics A Behavioral Approach

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ISBN-10: 0126011303

ISBN-13: 9780126011302

Edition: 2001

Authors: Douglas H. Ruben

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This book identifies functional and behavioural characteristics that make up the adult children of alcoholics (ACOA) syndrome.
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Book details

List price: $70.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publication date: 10/9/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 283
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

DOUGLAS RUBEN is a therapist and psychologist with a private clinic and a consultant for a rehabilitation psychology group.

Assessment of Adult Children of Alcoholics
What is an Adult Child of an Alcoholic (ACOA)
Defining the term "ACOA"
Scientific Etiologies of ACOAs
Tenets of Learning Theory
Basic Principles
Structure of Learning Theory
Principles of Conditioning
Response Types
Ecobehavioral or Field-Integrated Approach
Operational Analysis of the ACOA Syndrome
Why a Behavioral Approach?
Functional Relationships
Functional Characteristics of Punishment
Superstitious Characteristics
Avoidance and Escape Characteristics
Ecobehavioral Characteristics
Behavioral Patterns of the ACOA Syndrome
Pathological Response Patterns of ACOAs
Consequences of ACOA Behavioral Patterns
Case Illustration
Family Rules and Contingencies
Where does Verbal Behavior Come from?
Rule-Governed Behavior
Self-Evaluatory Rules
Rules of ACOA
Living with ACOAs: Spousal Reactions
Unpredictability of ACOA Behavior
Role Ambiguity
Polarity of Affection
Challenge to Change ACOAs
Avoidance of Criticism, Conflict, and Rejection
Domestic Violence
Separation and Divorce
Living with ACOAs: Parent-Child Reactions
Unpredictability of Parent
Denial of Autonomy
Fear of Affection
Fear of Retaliation
Assessment of ACOA Behaviors
Economy of Assessment in Clinical Practice
Paper-Pencil Protocols for ACOA Populations
ACOA Behavioral Profile
Benefits for Diagnosis and Treatment
Treatment Methodology for Adult Children of Alcoholics
Basic Components of Short-Term Treatment
A Structured, Scientific Approach to Therapy
Calibrated Vulnerability
New Criteria for Selecting Healthy Relationships
Side Effects of Healthy Recovery
Client Failures
Predictable Transitional Stages
Therapist Failures
Family Resistance
General References