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A general system for evaluating therapist adherence and competence in psychotherapy research in the addictions.
The Yale Adherence and Competence Scale (YACS) is a general system for rating therapist adherence and competence in delivering behavioral treatments for substance use disorders. The system includesExpand
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Comorbid psychopathology in binge eating disorder: relation to eating disorder severity at baseline and following treatment.
Individuals with binge eating disorder (BED) have high rates of comorbid psychopathology, yet little is known about the relation of comorbidity to eating disorder features or response to treatment.Expand
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Manualized treatment for substance abusers with personality disorders: dual focus schema therapy.
  • S. Ball
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Addictive behaviors
  • 1 November 1998
The presence of an untreated personality disorder may be associated with worse compliance and outcome in substance abuse treatment. Therapeutic attention to the symptoms of personality disorder mayExpand
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Motivational interviewing to improve treatment engagement and outcome in individuals seeking treatment for substance abuse: a multisite effectiveness study.
Despite recent emphasis on integrating empirically validated treatment into clinical practice, there are little data on whether manual-guided behavioral therapies can be implemented in standardExpand
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We don't train in vain: a dissemination trial of three strategies of training clinicians in cognitive-behavioral therapy.
There has been little research on the effectiveness of different training strategies or the impact of exposure to treatment manuals alone on clinicians' ability to effectively implement empiricallyExpand
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Computer-assisted delivery of cognitive-behavioral therapy for addiction: a randomized trial of CBT4CBT.
OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the efficacy of a computer-based version of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for substance dependence. METHOD This was a randomized clinical trial in which 77Expand
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Efficacy of disulfiram and cognitive behavior therapy in cocaine-dependent outpatients: a randomized placebo-controlled trial.
CONTEXT Disulfiram has emerged as a promising treatment for cocaine dependence, but it has not yet been evaluated in general populations of cocaine users. OBJECTIVES To compare the effectiveness ofExpand
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Reasons for dropout from drug abuse treatment: symptoms, personality, and motivation.
Previous research has identified risk factors for early attrition from substance abuse treatment, but has not assessed reasons for dropout from the client's perspective. Interview and self-reportExpand
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Comparing individual therapies for personality disordered opioid dependent patients.
  • S. Ball
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality disorders
  • 30 May 2007
Within a psychotherapy development research project, thirty male (50%) and female (50%) personality disordered outpatients receiving methadone maintenance were randomly assigned to receive one of twoExpand
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Site matters: multisite randomized trial of motivational enhancement therapy in community drug abuse clinics.
The effectiveness of motivational enhancement therapy (MET) in comparison with counseling as usual (CAU) for increasing retention and reducing substance use was evaluated in a multisite randomizedExpand
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