Barbara March's long career in office administration, in many different industries, and her passion for computer software led her into software training. After obtaining Microsoft Office Specialist qualifications at Expert level and becoming a Microsoft MOUS Master Instructor, Barbara extended her knowledge and expertise further in MS Office by achieving outstanding pass marks in ECDL Advanced examinations. This knowledge and expertise, she has applied in all her posts including her current role as a data analyst in a local authority. Barbara's analytical mind forces her to question the accepted boundaries of the software she uses and to apply her flair and imagination to find ways to use the software capabilities to the limit and to the benefit of her performance and professionalism.
I have been aware of the authors' seminal work in this area for nearly ten years, and am gratified that this valuable material has finally been published, so it will be available to a wider audience. This will be a valuable resource indeed for every mental health agency working with this challenging population. --Kenneth Minkoff, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School Bellack, Bennett, and Gearon give clinicians an excellent guide to treating dual disorders of schizophrenia and substance abuse. The book is replete with clinical vignettes and supplemented with user-friendly skill sheets, educational materials, and forms. It will be a welcome resource to all clinicians working with dually diagnosed clients. --Kim T. Mueser, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, and Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School The book provides specific and detailed guidance for implementing one of the few existing manualized treatment curricula for individuals with co-occurring disorders. Behavioral health professionals should welcome the opportunity to apply these straightforward, evidence-based interventions. --Roger H. Peters, Ph.D., Chairman and Professor, Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, University of South Florida