VISTAS Substance Abuse

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An Integrated Relational Model of Substance Abuse Counseling in an Outpatient Setting

Christine L. Chasek

2016

Historically, there has been a lack of formalized substance abuse counseling models in
outpatient counseling setting s beyond the 12-step model of treatment that honor the therapeutic relationship. An Integrated Relational Model of Substance Abuse Outpatient
Counseling is proposed based on the therapeutic relationship and counseling for  solutions. Person-centered therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused the
rapy are integrated into a proposed phased model to use in outpatient counseling.
The structure and application of the model is described, including goals, objectives, and intervention tools for each phase of counseling that honors the power of the therapeutic relationship.
Keywords: substance abuse counseling, relational model, application

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