Write on Treatment Approach and Techniques
Throughout your studies in the MSW program, you will be working to develop your
clinical philosophy for treatment for both individual and family therapy. Now that you have
learned about the various treatment approaches and modalities that can be applied to
substance abuse work, please integrate these new insights into your emerging/evolving
clinical philosophy as a professional and respond to the following questions:
Of all the treatment approaches and modalities that you’ve learned about this week and
in prior courses (e.g., CBT, DBT, narrative, harm reduction, motivational interviewing,
group therapy, etc.), which is one of your favorites and why?
Briefly describe the major tenets of your chosen approach and cite reasons why you feel
it could be impactful with clients diagnosed with substance use disorders and how it
could be applied with them. Provide examples.
Describe one intervention/technique that hails from your treatment approach that could
be used with substance abuse clients. There are a plethora of options to choose from the
various models, so please attempt to pick one that is different than something your peers
have already written about. The idea is to share as many resources within your group as
possible to add to your “intervention toolboxes.”
Your initial response should be at least a 400 word minimum. Make sure to use and cite
course readings and other material to support your contributions. All citations should
follow APA rules and at least two scholarly references (journal articles, clinical books,
etc.) apart from your class textbooks must be included.
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