Alcohol: the complete collection

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Alcohol: the complete collection

All Effectiveness Bank analyses to date of documents related to alcohol compiled for our supporter Alcohol Change UK, starting with the analyses most recently added or updated, totalling today 767 documents.

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STUDY 2010 HTM file
Exploring productivity outcomes from a brief intervention for at-risk drinking in an employee assistance program

Osilla K.C., dela Cruz E., Miles J.N.V. et al.
Addictive Behaviors: 2010, 35, p. 194–200.
When counsellors at US occupational health centres incorporated a brief intervention for at-risk drinkers among their caseloads, this low-cost adaptation to usual counselling provision led to increased productivity which saved employers $1200 per client.

REVIEW 2011 HTM file
Evidence-based therapy relationships: research conclusions and clinical practices

Norcross J.C., Wampold B.E.
Psychotherapy: 2011, 48(1), p. 98–102.
Draws conclusions and makes recommendations based on research syntheses commissioned by the American Psychological Association on effective therapeutic relationships and how to match therapeutic style to different patients. Though not specific to substance use, this work will be critical to the recovery agenda for addiction treatment.

REVIEW 2011 HTM file
Evidence-based psychotherapy relationships: Goal consensus and collaboration

Tryon G.S., Winograd G.
Psychotherapy: 2011, 48(1), p. 50–57.
This meta-analytic review commissioned by the American Psychological Association finds that outcomes improve the more clients and therapists agree on goals and methods and form collaborative working relationships to implement those agreements. The findings support deep patient involvement in deciding treatment goals and methods.

REVIEW 2011 HTM file
Evidence-based psychotherapy relationships: Positive regard

Farber B,A., Doolin E.M.
Psychotherapy: 2011, 48(1), p. 58–64.
This meta-analytic review commissioned by the American Psychological Association finds outcomes improve the more therapists are consistently warm and show high regard for clients. Given the stigma and low regard attached to addiction and addicts, these findings have important implications for promoting recovery.

REVIEW 2011 HTM file
Evidence-based psychotherapy relationships: Cohesion in group therapy

Burlingame G.M., McClendon D.T., Alonso J.
Psychotherapy: 2011, 48(1), p. 34–42.
This meta-analytic review commissioned by the American Psychological Association suggests that fostering cohesion between leaders and groups, and within groups, is often an important way to improve group therapy outcomes. Practice recommendations will help group leaders make the most of this common substance use treatment format.

REVIEW 2011 HTM file
Evidence-based psychotherapy relationships: Alliance in couple and family therapy

Friedlander M.L., Escudero V., Heatherington L. et al.
Psychotherapy: 2011, 48(1), p. 25–33.
This meta-analytic review commissioned by the American Psychological Association revealed that relationships between therapists and couples or families are as important as in individual therapy. Practice recommendations will aid therapists working with couples and families, among the most effective ways to treat substance use problems.

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Evidence-based psychotherapy relationships: Empathy

Elliott R., Bohart A.C., Watson J.C. et al.
Psychotherapy: 2011, 48(1), p. 43–49.
This meta-analytic review commissioned by the American Psychological Association finds that the more therapists communicate their understanding of and compassion for clients, the better the outcomes. Recommendations will aid counsellors and therapists and help workforce development staff foster this important attribute.

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Evidence-based psychotherapy relationships: Psychotherapy relationships that work II

Norcross J.C., Lambert M.J.
Psychotherapy: 2011, 48(1), p. 4–8.
Based on new meta-analytic reviews, a US task force has authoritatively assessed what makes for an effective therapeutic relationship. Though not specific to substance use, this work will be critical to the recovery agenda for addiction treatment.

REVIEW 2011 HTM file
Evidence-based psychotherapy relationships: Alliance in individual psychotherapy

Horvath A.O., Del Re A.C., Flückiger C. et al.
Psychotherapy: 2011, 48(1), p. 9–16.
This comprehensive meta-analytic review commissioned by the American Psychological Association finds that the relationship between psychotherapist and client is one of the largest and most consistent indicators of outcomes. Authoritative practice recommendations will aid substance use counsellors and therapists.

REVIEW 2011 HTM file
Evidence-based psychotherapy relationships: The alliance in child and adolescent psychotherapy

Shirk S.R., Karver M.S., Brown R.
Psychotherapy: 2011, 48(1), p. 17–24.
This meta-analytic review commissioned by the American Psychological Association finds that the relationship between therapist and young clients matters about as much as for adults. Practice recommendations will aid counsellors, therapists and mental health teams dealing with young substance users.


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