Adolescent treatment Modalities by JulieKnappSnow

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Treatment Modalities
When working with the adolescent population, many treatment modalities are used such as individual sessions, group sessions, family therapy, and the development of cognitive and social skills. The most utilized form of treatment for adolescents is group therapy and the amount of different formats used in addiction therapy is endless. Some of the formats include:
1) Going around the table, each person taking a turn to tell his own story. This format is called the round-robin. It was developed through Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.
2) Another format used is called the structured format. Each member states their problem, their feeling about the problem, how they can change their behavior, identification of the problem by other members of the group, feedback from others, and the allowance of the group to have interaction that is unstructured (Myers and Salt, 2007, p. 113)
3) The group tone is often varied. The levels vary in intensity moving from loud, boisterous, and confrontational, to solemn, tearful, and silent.
The style of counseling that an addiction counselor uses is not as important as building rapport and unconditional positive regard. Many counselors use an eclectic style gathering treatment modalities that they feel work best. Some favorites of addictions counseling are motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral, rational emotive behavior therapy, in solution focused therapy. Approaches that are more direct and concrete tend to get better results than treatments that require long-term interaction.

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                           Treatment Modalities

                               Julie Snow
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                                      Treatment Modalities

   When working with the adolescent population, many treatment modalities are used such as

individual sessions, group sessions, family therapy, and the development of cognitive and social

skills. The most utilized form of treatment for adolescents is group therapy and the amount of

different formats used in addiction therapy is endless. Some of the formats include:


1) Going around the table, each person taking a turn to tell his own story. This format is called

   the round-robin. It was developed through Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics

   Anonymous.

2) Another format used is called the structured format. Each member states their problem, their

   feeling about the problem, how they can change their behavior, identification of the problem

   by other members of the group, feedback from others, and the allowance of the group to have

   interaction that is unstructured (Myers and Salt, 2007, p. 113)

3) The group tone is often varied. The levels vary in intensity moving from loud, boisterous,

   and confrontational, to solemn, tearful, and silent.

   The style of counseling that an addiction counselor uses is not as important as building

rapport and unconditional positive regard. Many counselors use an eclectic style gathering

treatment modalities that they feel work best. Some favorites of addictions counseling are

motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral, rational emotive behavior therapy, in solution

focused therapy. Approaches that are more direct and concrete tend to get better results than

								
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