chapter  3
17 Pages

Overview of General Treatment Format and Procedures

ByPaul R. Stasiewicz, Clara M. Bradizza, Kim S. Slosman

This chapter provides information for the therapist to use when discussing the Emotion Regulation Treatment (ERT) format and procedures with their clients. Topics covered in this chapter include ERT as an abstinence-based treatment, when to refer a client to a higher level of care, procedures for facilitating skill acquisition and between-session skill practice, the role of emotions in daily life, the role of emotions in alcohol use, and engaging the client in the direct experiencing of emotion using the therapeutic techniques of mindfulness and imaginal exposure.