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Pathways to Self-Discovery and Change: A Guide for Responsible Living

Pathways to Self-Discovery and Change: A Guide for Responsible Living
The Participant's Workbook

Second Edition

August 2012 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
To learn more about Pathways directly from the authors, please click here and view the Author Video.This ProviderÆs Guide introduces a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate treatment program, Pathways for Self-Discovery and Change (PSDC), which provides the specific tools necessary for improving evaluation and treatment of at-risk youth, a particularly vulnerable patient population in the justice system. Using an adolescent-focused format, this protocol identifies psychological, biological, and social factors that contribute to the onset of adolescent deviance, and establishes guidelines for delivery of a 32-session treatment curriculum designed to rehabilitate both male and female adolescents with co-occurring substance abuse and criminal conduct.Now in its Second Edition, this guide provides treatment practitioners, program evaluators, and youth services administrators with the most up to date, comprehensive, and accessible information for the treatment and rehabilitation of juvenile justice clients. It is built on theoretical and research advances in the treatment and rehabilitation of juvenile justice clients, as well as feedback over the past seven years from PSDC counselees, treatment providers, and program administrators.SAGE offers treatment and training programs for mental health providers that you can easily incorporate into your existing programs. Visit to learn more about these treatment and training programs.
Phase I: What?- Challenge to Change
1. Building Trust and Motivation to Change
2. Building a Knowledge Base
3. Talking About Yourself and Listening to What Others Say
4. Backsliding to Drugs and Crime
5. Making a Commitment to Change
Phase II: How?- Commitment to Change
6. Basic Communication Skills
7. Avoiding Trouble and Playing Fair
8. Responsibility to Others and the Community
9. Zeroing in on Harm-Directing Thoughts
10. Handling Anger, Guilt and Depression
Phase III: Now!- Ownership of Change and Calling the Shots
11. Overcoming Prejudice
12. Exploring Individual Intimacy
13. Problem Solving and Decision Making
14. Lifestyle Balance
15. Stability and Growth

Harvey B. Milkman

Harvey B. Milkman, PhD received his baccalaureate degree from City College of New York and his doctorate from Michigan State University. He is currently professor of psychology at Metropolitan State College of Denver. His doctoral research was conducted with William Frosch, MD, at Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital in New York City, on the User’s Drug of Choice. From 1980–1981, he completed a sabbatical exploration of addictive behavior in Africa, India, and Southeast Asia; in 1985 he was recipient of a Fulbright-Hays Lectureship award at the National University of Malaysia. He has represented the United States Information Agency as a... More About Author

Kenneth Wayne Wanberg

Kenneth W. Wanberg, ThD, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in the State of Colorado and Director of the Center for Addictions Research and Evaluation, Inc. More About Author

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ISBN: 9781452217895