Description — Mapping New Roads to Recovery: Cognitive Enhancements to Counseling

About this intervention COV-MAP NEW ROADS-RECOVERY 2

This self-paced training intervention is designed for substance abuse counselors and case workers interested in node-link mapping, a visual representation technique for helping clients improve problem-solving and decision-making skills. A step-by-step format is used to explain both the theory and application of node-link mapping for both individual and group counseling. Studies by the authors suggest that incorporation of node-link mapping in counseling enhances client commitment to treatment, counseling efficiency, and therapeutic alliance. This “how to” intervention also includes:

  • Review of cognitive learning theory
  • Glossary of node-link mapping terms
  • Exercises for practice and mastery
  • Ideas for using mapping in counseling sessions
  • Examples of finished maps
  • Bibliography of papers on node-link mapping

This intervention was developed as part of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Grant DA08608, Cognitive Enhancements for the Treatment of Probationers (CETOP).

Recommended Citation: Dansereau, D. F., Dees, S. M., Chatham, L. R., Boatler, J. F., & Simpson, D. D. (1993). Mapping new roads to recovery: Cognitive enhancements to counseling. Fort Worth: Texas Christian University, Institute of Behavioral Research.

Selected References

Czuchry, M., & Dansereau, D. F. (1999). Node-link mapping and psychological problems: Perceptions of a residential drug abuse treatment program for probationers. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 17(4), 321-329.  [Abstract]

Newbern, D., Dansereau, D. F., & Pitre, U. (1999). Positive effects on life skills motivation and self-efficacy: Node-link maps in a modified therapeutic community. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 25(3), 407-423.  [Abstract]

Pitre, U., Dansereau, D. F., Newbern, D., & Simpson, D. D. (1998). Residential drug abuse treatment for probationers: Use of node-link mapping to enhance participation and progress. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 15(6), 535-543.  [Abstract]

Dees, S. M., Dansereau, D. F., & Simpson, D. D. (1997). Mapping-enhanced drug abuse counseling: Urinalysis results in the first year of methadone treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 14(1), 45-54.  [Abstract]

Joe, G. W., Dansereau, D. F., Pitre, U., & Simpson, D. D. (1997). Effectiveness of node-link mapping enhanced counseling for opiate addicts: A 12-month posttreatment follow-up. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 185(5), 306-313.  [Abstract]

Simpson, D. D., Joe, G. W., Dansereau, D. F., & Chatham, L. R. (1997). Strategies for improving methadone treatment process and outcomes. Journal of Drug Issues, 27(2), 239-260.  [Abstract]

Dansereau, D. F., Joe, G. W., Dees, S. M., & Simpson, D. D. (1996). Ethnicity and the effects of mapping-enhanced drug abuse counseling. Addictive Behaviors, 21(3), 363-376.  [Abstract]

Pitre, U., Dansereau, D. F., & Joe, G. W. (1996). Client education levels and the effectiveness of node-link maps. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 15(3), 27-44.  [Abstract]

Czuchry, M., Dansereau, D. F., Dees, S. M., & Simpson, D. D. (1995). The use of node-link mapping in drug abuse counseling: The role of attentional factors. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 27(2), 161-166.  [Abstract]

Dansereau, D. F., Dees, S. M., Greener, J. M., & Simpson, D. D. (1995). Node-link mapping and the evaluation of drug abuse counseling sessions. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 9(3), 195-203.  [Abstract]

Joe, G. W., Dansereau, D. F., & Simpson, D. D. (1994). Node-link mapping for counseling cocaine users in methadone treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse, 6, 393-406.  [Abstract]

Knight, D. K., Dansereau, D. F., Joe, G. W., & Simpson, D. D. (1994). The role of node-link mapping in individual and group counseling. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 20(4), 517-527.  [Abstract]

Knight, K., Simpson, D. D., & Dansereau, D. F. (1994). Knowledge mapping: A psychoeducational tool in drug abuse relapse prevention training. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 20(3/4), 187-205.  [Abstract]

Dansereau, D. F., Joe, G. W., & Simpson, D. D. (1993). Node-link mapping: A visual representation strategy for enhancing drug abuse counseling. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 40(4), 385-395.  [Abstract]

Dees, S. M., & Dansereau, D. F. (1993). Using schematic organizers to help college students organize personal concepts and behavior related to alcohol and cocaine use. Addictive Behaviors, 18, 645-657.  [Abstract