Chapter 7. Psychological Interventions

  1. Dr Peter Phillips PhD, MSc, RMN, PGCAP, FHEA senior lecturer honorary lecturer member specialist2,
  2. Dr Olive McKeown PhD, MSc, Dip N, CELTT, Cert Obst, RMN, RGN visiting lecturer specialist lecturer practitioner senior lecturer3 and
  3. Tom Sandford BSc (Hons), Dip N, RGN, RMN executive director policy adviser regional director general manager Head member4
  1. Patrick Callaghan RN, BSc, MSc, Ph.D., C.Psychol., CSci., FHEA professor and
  2. David Jones lecturer

Published Online: 9 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314571.ch7

Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context

Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context

How to Cite

Callaghan, P. and Jones, D. (2009) Psychological Interventions, in Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context (eds P. Phillips, O. McKeown and T. Sandford), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314571.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    City University London, UK

  2. 3

    St George's University, London, UK

  3. 4

    Royal College of Nursing, London, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Nottingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180092

Online ISBN: 9781444314571



  • psychological interventions;
  • people living with dual diagnosis and complex needs;
  • psychological interventions - nature and type of;
  • psychological interventions in dual diagnosis;
  • cognitive behavioural integrated treatment (C-BIT);
  • psychological interventions and promoting recovery in people with dual diagnosis;
  • American Psychological Association Presidential Task Force on Evidence-Based Practice;
  • Project MATCH and United Kingdom Alcohol Treatment Trial (UKATT);
  • group therapies


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The nature and type of psychological interventions

  • The evidence for psychological interventions in dual diagnosis

  • Individual therapies

  • Group therapies

  • Cognitive behaviour therapy and relapse prevention

  • Family interventions

  • Contingency management

  • Conclusion