TCU Guide Maps: A Resource for Counselors (Dees & Dansereau, 2000; 132 pages) is designed to show how “guide maps” serve to enhance counseling sessions in substance abuse treatment. Although the examples used are based on experiences with large-group residential treatment in a criminal justice facility, the maps are appropriate both for group and individual counseling in other settings.
The TCU Guide Maps: A Resource for Counselors manual is a compilation of structured guide maps that have been used successfully with probationers in residential treatment programs. Over 50 map templates are included for use in both individual and group counseling settings covering a variety of recovery issues such as self-esteem, goal setting, managing feelings, getting along with others, health issues, and problem solving. The templates feature a structured, fill-in-the-blank format that guides the client’s thinking within a specific topic area while also allowing freedom for self-expression. The maps are laid out for easy photocopying and the manual includes ideas for processing the content of the maps and leading discussions.
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: Dees, S. M., & Dansereau, D. F. (2000). TCU Guide Maps: A resource for counselors. Fort Worth: Texas Christian University, Institute of Behavioral Research.
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