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Twelve Step Facilitation for the Dually Diagnosed Client

Twelve Step Facilitation for the Dually Diagnosed Client

Twelve Step Facilitation
for the Dually Diagnosed Client

Facilitator Guide
Softcover 80 pp manual
with CD-ROM

Author: Joseph Nowinski
Item: 4762
ISBN-10: 1616490888
ISBN-13: 9781616490881
Publisher: Hazelden
Published Year: 2011

Online Price: $99.00 Each


This 12-session evidence-based outpatient treatment program is ideal for clients with a diagnosed substance use disorder coupled with a diagnosed chronic mental illness. Like the Twelve Step facilitation Outpatient Program, the primary goal of Twelve Step Facilitation for the Dually Diagnosed Client (TSFDD) is for the client to become active in a Twelve Step fellowship program, specifically a Double Trouble in Recovery (DTR) group. This unique program also includes two equally important objectives:

  • Adherence with any psychiatric treatment for the diagnosed mental disorder
  • Abstinence from alcohol and other illicit drugs, and non-prescribed meditations

How it works

TSFDD can be delivered successfully in one-to-one individual facilitation sessions as well as group treatment. This 12-session program covers five core topics:

  • Introduction to TSFDD
  • Acceptance
  • Surrender
  • Getting active in a DTR group
  • Getting active in psychiatric treatment

Each TSFDD session follows a consistent 3-part format:

  • Brief review of the clients week, including follow-up on past recovery tasks and inquiry about medication adherence
  • Facilitated discussion on a specific TSFDD core topic
  • Assignment of new recovery tasks for the upcoming week
Fact sheets

Download these PDF files to learn about the most common co-occurring disorders - their symptoms, causes, and treatment:

Mood disorders

Anxiety disorders

Thought disorders

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