Music Hath Charms

April 9, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

You’re aware that music therapy is used in mental health settings. Playing music is great, but for most of us, it’s enough just to listen and be affected.

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Engaging Coerced DUI Clients

March 27, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

First, they don’t understand why they’re in treatment, or how it could possibly benefit them. Second, they’re ticked off about having been coerced.

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Challenge: Motivating a Group of Court-Referred Clients

January 19, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Some members are talkative enough, but others participate minimally and a couple are openly hostile and challenging.

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Can I Keep My Patients From Giving Up?

December 3, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

My outpatients get discouraged very easily. They may actually be doing pretty well for somebody new to recovery, but they don’t seem to realize it.

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Do Incentives Work?

October 29, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

Some clients need more frequent reinforcement than others – those with poor impulse control, for instance, or who struggle with cravings, or are less motivated for other reasons.

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