Written by researchers at a federally funded outreach program to combat the spread of AIDS, this book analyzes the efforts of the Miami Community Outreach Project to intervene in AIDS-related risk behavior among intravenous drug users and their sexual partners. The work provides background information on the history of AIDS, the risk behaviors of drug abusers, and federal intervention programs. It discusses the prevalence of the HIV virus in the Miami area and gives a detailed description of the project, discussing the theoretical basis for the project, the intervention strategies used, the rationale behind those strategies, and the results achieved. Appendixes provide information on the health of the subjects, the material used, and the Belle Glade Community Outreach Project modeled after the Miami project. The book begins with background information on the history of AIDS, the risk behaviors of drug abusers and their sexual partners, and federal attempts to combat the spread of AIDS. It then discusses the prevalence of the HIV virus in the Miami area, drug abusers in the community, and the Miami Community Project. Providing a detailed description, the authors discuss the theoretical basis for the Project, the intervention strategies used, the rational behind those strategies, and the results achieved. Appendixes provide information on the health of the subjects, the research manual and educational materials used, and the Belle Glade Community Outreach Project modeled after the Miami project. The book will be of interest to drug abuse and AIDS researchers as well as to clinicians and counselors.
Diplomatic Interventions argues that war is a social construction. In so doing, it unsettles the definition of intervention, as a coercive interference by one state in the affairs of another, to examine the range of communicative or 'diplomatic' practices which through their presence modify the experience of war. The tension between claims that war is pervasive and that war is a social construct is analysed in relation to a range of moral, legal, military, economic, cultural, and therapeutic interventions. The concluding chapter highlights how the book itself is a critical intervention that requires us look at again from a new angle at international practice.
There is a long history of behavioral approaches to psychopathology. Recent work, however, has focused instead on cognitive, psychodynamic and integrative approaches. <i>Behavioral Case Formulation and Intervention</i> redresses this imbalance by exploring radical behaviorism and its approach to the conceptualization, case formulation and treatment of psychopathology. Peter Sturmey describes the conceptual foundations of functional approaches to case formulation and intervention, explains the technology and application of behavioral assessment and hypothesis-driven intervention, and identifies outstanding and conceptual and practical problems within this framework.
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