Covington, Stephanie S.

A Woman's Journal: Helping Women Recover, Special Edition for Use in the Criminal Justice System

Covington, Stephanie S. - A Woman's Journal: Helping Women Recover, Special Edition for Use in the Criminal Justice System, ebook


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The latest, fully-revised and updated edition of classic and best-selling work in the field

Since it was first published in 1999,Helping Women Recoverhas set the standard for best practice in the field of women's treatment.Helping Women Recoveris a manualized treatment intervention based on Dr. Covington's Women's Integrated Treatment (WIT) model—offering a program developed to meet the unique needs of women addicted to alcohol, other drugs, and those with co-occurring disorders. Included in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices,The Helping Women Recoverprogram offers counselors, mental health professionals, and program administrators the tools they need to implement a gender-responsive, trauma-informed treatment program in group settings or with individual women in criminal justice settings.

Now in its third edition, this binder set including both a facilitator's guide and a hands on participant's journal, has been updated with new material on opioid addictions, how to become trauma-informed and gender-responsive, LGBTQ issues, and more. Updated references, further reading suggestions, and a chapter for facilitators which includes the challenges of working in the criminal justice system help practitioners to effectively implement the program in daily practice. A vital tool for all mental health and addiction treatment professionals,Helping Women Recover:

  • Draws from the most up-to-date theory and practical applications in the fields of addiction and trauma
  • Covers the historical background and fundamental principles of gender-responsive services
  • Provides guidance for facilitating an effective woman's treatment program
  • Offers real-world insights on the role of the facilitator
  • Includes an appendix of additional recovery resources such as The Sixteen Steps for Discovery & Empowerment and Women for Sobriety New Life Program Acceptance Statements

Helping Women Recoveris essential for mental health and addiction treatment professionals including counselors, therapists, social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists who work with women in HWR is essential for anyone providing services to women in criminal justice settings.


Addiction recovery journal; women addiction recovery; techniques for addiction recovery; trauma recovery journal; women and trauma; resource for traumatized women; treating women in addiction; treating traumatized women; 12 step recovery journal 

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