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The authors examined the relation between therapeutic alliance, retention, and outcome for 308 cocaine-dependent outpatients participating in the National Institute on Drug Abuse Collaborative Cocaine Treatment Study. High levels of alliance were observed in supportive-expressive therapy (SE), cognitive therapy (CT), and individual drug counseling (IDC),(More)
The National Institute on Drug Abuse Collaborative Cocaine Treatment Study was designed to assess the efficacy of four different psychosocial interventions (cognitive therapy, supportive-expressive dynamic therapy, and individual and group drug counseling) for cocaine dependence. This report addresses the treatment integrity and discriminability of the(More)
This study investigated self-partner agreement on a measure of interpersonal problems as well as the relationship between discrepancy in self-partner ratings and self-reported symptomatology. Both partners of 49 young adult couples rated themselves and their partners on the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems(IIP Horowitz, Rosenberg, Baer, Ureño, &(More)
This study identified predictors of long-term alcohol and crack cocaine use outcomes in individuals participating in the Persistent Effects of Treatment Study. The domains that were assessed included motivation, self-efficacy, social support, psychiatric severity, employment, housing status, and self-help group attendance at baseline and 6, 12, 24, and 30(More)
BACKGROUND There is a growing need for palliative care services located outside of hospitals. OBJECTIVE This study's objective was to evaluate a home-based, nonhospice, palliative medicine (PM) consultation practice within a fee-for-service environment. METHOD Hospital and emergency department (ED) utilization and cost data obtained from administrative(More)
Contemplative practices are believed to alleviate psychological problems, cultivate prosocial behavior and promote self-awareness. In addition, psychological science has developed tools and models for understanding the mind and promoting well-being. Additional effort is needed to combine frameworks and techniques from these traditions to improve emotional(More)
The present study investigated the psychometric properties of the NEO Five-Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI) Observer form of the five-factor model of personality by examining agreement between self- and observer ratings. Both partners of 49 young, adult couples rated themselves and their partners on the NEO-FFI. The results provide preliminary evidence of the(More)
A sample of treatment seeking clients was assessed at intake and 6, 12, 24 and 30 months later. Treatment-naive and treatment-experienced clients were compared in terms of baseline characteristics, 6-month outcomes, and predictors of these outcomes. Long-term outcomes of clients achieving an initially successful outcome were compared for the two groups.(More)
The complexity of toddlers' self-development was examined in the context of knowing others. Two studies were designed to test whether toddlers' self-knowledge was different from their knowledge of others (e.g., mother and inanimate object) or whether toddlers' knowledge of persons (e.g., self and mother) was different from their knowledge of objects.(More)
According to perceived-deterrence theory, the likelihood that an offender will engage in drug use or illegal activity is influenced by the perceived certainty of being detected for infractions or recognized for accomplishments, the perceived certainty of receiving sanctions for infractions or rewards for accomplishments, and the anticipated magnitude of the(More)