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What if the therapist works for the jailer?
The title poses the dilemma for alcohol treatment staff (seen as) working for authorities controlling or punishing the ‘client’ or deciding on removing their children. Explores whether in these situations exceptional abilities are needed to forge productive relationships, asks if it’s best to divorce therapy from supervision, introduces a valuable review on the supervision and treatment of substance-using offenders, and invites you to ‘stress test’ a proposed universal rule: The trickier the situation, the more the worker matters.

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One of 25 cells in the Alcohol Treatment Matrix, a staff development resource mapping seminal and key research and guidance on alcohol brief interventions and treatment.
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