The therapeutic utilization of the language and concepts of alcoholics anonymous in strategic marital therapy
Date of Original Version
The focus of this paper is the therapeutic use of program concepts patterned after the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous in Strategic Therapy. Specifically, it addresses the problems that can emerge when a client is simultaneously involved in AA and marital therapy. A detailed case analysis illustrates how the language and concepts of AA type programs can enhance strategic therapy, and highlights clinical strategies that can be utilized when a client's involvement in an AA type program appears to inhibit progress in strategic couples' therapy. © 1992 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Journal of Family Psychotherapy
Adams, Jerome F., and Matthew Eastwood. "The therapeutic utilization of the language and concepts of alcoholics anonymous in strategic marital therapy." Journal of Family Psychotherapy 3, 2 (1992): 1-17. doi:10.1300/j085V03N02_01.