Parenting and Substance Abuse: Developmental Approaches to Intervention

ISBN : 9780199743100

Nancy E. Suchman; Marjukka Pajulo; Linda C. Mayes
560 ページ
162 x 244 mm

Historically, there has been little integration of theoretical or applied research on addiction treatment and parenting intervention development. Rather, the fields of addiction and developmental research have progressed on largely separate trajectories, even though their focus powerfully and often tragically intersects each time a parent is diagnosed with a substance use disorder. Parenting and Substance Abuse is the first book to report on pioneering efforts to move the treatment of substance-abusing parents forward by embracing their roles and experiences as mothers and fathers directly and continually across the course of treatment. The chapters in this volume represent important new strides among researchers and clinicians to address and close the increasingly recognizable gap between addiction and developmental science. Chapters focus on current, state-of-the-art treatment models for parents, primarily pregnant and parenting women, including descriptions of innovative treatments currently being developed and evaluated that focus on parental addiction and the parent-child relationship within a developmental framework. Part I covers the theoretical understandings of how addiction impacts the developmental processes of parenting. Part II discusses risk assessment, evaluation, and a variety of interventions and therapies. This unique volume will be of importance to clinicians, researchers, students, and trainees in the health professions who develop, implement, and evaluate interventions for parental addiction, including in well-baby clinics, primary care settings, pediatric clinics, and residential and outpatient drug treatment programs.


Part I: Understanding Substance Abuse and its Implications for Parenting
1. The neurobiology of addiction and attachment
Helena Rutherford, Marc Potenza and Linda Mayes
2. Stress and parental addiction
Tara M. Chaplin and Rajita Sinha
3. Impulsivity and addiction in parents
Alexis K. Matusiewicz, Richard J. Macatee, Leila Guller and C. W. Leguez
4. Behavioral genetic perspectives on substance abuse and parenting
Charles Beekman and Jenae M. Neiderhiser
5. Understanding, treating and preventing the development of substance use disorders: A psychodynamic perspective
William H. Gottdiener
6. Transmission of parenting models at the level of representation: Implications for mother-child dyads affected by maternal substance abuse
Hannah M. Lyden and Nancy E. Suchman
7. Early origins of alcohol use and abuse: Mental representations, relationships and the challenge of assessing the risk-resilience continuum very early in the life of the child
Hiram E. Fitzgerald, Maria M. Wong and Robert A. Zucker
8. Substance-abusing fathers: A developmental perspective
Thomas J. McMahon
Part II: Risk Assessment and Intervention
9. Bio-psychosocial characteristics of parenting women with substance use disorders
Karol Kaltenbach
10. The impact of parental addiction on child development
Saara Salo and Marjo Flykt
11. Pre and perinatal intervention for substance using mothers
Zack Boukydis
12. Interventions for children on substance using parents
Susan Minear and Barry Zuckerman
13. The substance-exposed dyad: Evaluation and intervention in the perinatal period
Martha L. Velez and Lauren M. Jansson
14. Mentalising-based residential intervention with mother-baby dyads
Marjukka Pajulo and Mirjam Kalland
15. Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up: An attachment-based intervention for substance using mothers and their infants
Johanna Bick, Kristin Bernard and Mary Dozier
16. Psychoanalytic-attachment oriented group intervention for substance abusing mothers and their infants: Transference, secure base and secondary attachment to the "Group Mother"
Raija-Leena Punamaki and Ritva Belt
17. Children exposed to parental substance abuse who are placed in foster care: An attachment perspective
Mirjam Kalland and Jari Sinkkonen
18. Intervention with mothers who abuse alcohol and drugs: How relationship and motivation affect the process of change in an evidence-based model
Therese M. Grant and Janet E. Huggins
19. Interventions with adolescent and young adult mothers
Jessica F. Magidson, Jessica L. Garber and C.W. Lejuez
20. Mothering from the Inside Out: A mentalization-based individual therapy for mothers with substance use disorders
Nancy E. Suchman, Cindy DeCoste, Monica Roosa Ordway and Susan Bers
21. Working with states of mindlessness in substance-abusing mothers with personality disturbance
Tessa Baradon and Minna Daum
22. Fathers Too! Building parent interventions for substance-abusing men
Thomas J. McMahon
23. Behavioral Couples Therapy for substance abusing parents
Michelle L. Kelley, Keith Klostermann and James M. Henson
24. Family-based interventions for children with prenatal substance exposure
Cynthia V. Healey, Philip A. Fisher, Amanda van Scoyoc and Angela M. Relling


Nancy E. Suchman, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and in the Child Study Center and Associate Director of Substance Abuse and Family Research at Yale University School of Medicine. Marjukka Pajulo, MD, PhD, is a Docent in early childhood psychiatry, infant psychiatrist, and senior researcher at Turku University Hospital and the University of Turku, Finland. Linda C. Mayes, MD, is the Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology in the Yale Child Study Center. She is also a Special Advisor to the Dean at Yale University School of Medicine and chairman of the directorial team of the Anna Freud Centre, London.