Description — TCU Guide Maps: A Resource for Counselors

About this intervention COV TCU Guide Maps 2

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.

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.
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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
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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]