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First Contact
First Contact
A Brief Treatment for Young Substance Users
Curtis Breslin, Kathy Sdao-Jarvie, Elsbeth Tupker and Shelly Pearlman
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Book | ISBN 978-0-88868-355-7 | 68 pages | Published: 1999 | English | Product Code: PG100

Designed to strengthen young clients’ motivation and commitment to change, this outpatient program combines elements of cognitive-behavioural and motivational interviewing approaches. The program can be a first step for youth with substance use problems, fostering motivation for change before addressing more specialized or long-term needs.

First Contact includes personalized feedback on the extent and consequences of clients’ substance use. It also features four sessions, to be delivered in either an individual or a group format, including a broad range of exercises.