Developmental Counseling and Therapy (DCT) increases awareness by helping clients understand their cognitive style preferences and gain insight into factors underlying their substance abuse. This article presents the four DCT cognitive emotional styles, their relationship to relapse, and a format for conducting a DCT assessment-intervention interview and counseling intervention plan with a relapsing substance-abuse client, which is also demonstrated in a case vignette.
Developmental Counseling and Therapy: A Promising Intervention for Preventing Relapse with Substance-Abusing Clients
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Philip Clarke, Jane Myers; Developmental Counseling and Therapy: A Promising Intervention for Preventing Relapse with Substance-Abusing Clients. Journal of Mental Health Counseling 1 October 2012; 34 (4): 308–321. doi: https://doi.org/10.17744/mehc.34.4.l78w073660m16q72
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