Downloadable group and individual therapy Treatment Manuals and Client Workbooks available.
Note: These manuals, workbooks, and DVDs are for free distribution only. Otherwise, all rights reserved.
Important Information: Therapy manuals, workbooks, and training materials, available below, are for educational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice. They are provided to health care professionals as a free service. They were developed by faculty at Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, in NIDA-funded behavioral therapies development projects. Provision of these manuals, workbooks, and training materials does not imply endorsement by Yale University, nor does Yale University offer any certification for those who have studied or adopted these treatment approaches. Individuals interested in participating in these programs should do so only in consultation with their health care provider and as a supplement to conventional psychological and medical treatment. These programs are not suitable for individuals with psychotic or dissociative disorders or other serious psychiatric illnesses. The skills training approach used in these programs is not conducive to an in-depth exploration of past and present psychological issues, and so is not a good match for individuals exclusively seeking psychodynamic psychotherapy. Medical advice should never be disregarded or delayed because of something read in a 3-S or HHRP manual, viewed on a 3-S training DVD or on the 3-S website, or learned through participation in the 3-S or HHRP programs. Individuals should always contact their physician or other qualified health care provider with any health-related questions they may have.
Yale University, its governors, officers and employees, shall not be liable for any diagnostic or treatment decision made in reliance on any information provided in 3-S or HHRP manuals, training materials, or on the 3-S website.
the Spiritual Self-Schema (3-S) development program for the treatment of addiction and HIV risk behavior:
Avants, SK & Margolin, A (2004). Development of Spiritual Self-Schema Therapy for the treatment of addictive and HIV risk behavior: A convergence of cognitive and Buddhist psychology. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 14(3), 253-289.
Avants, SK, Beitel, M, & Margolin, A (2005). Making the shift from 'addict self' to 'spiritual self'. Results from a Stage 1 study of Spiritual Self Schema (3-S) therapy for the treatment of addiction and HIV risk behavior. Mental Health, Religion, and Culture, 8(3), 167-177.
Margolin, A, Beitel, M, Schuman-Olivier, Z, & Avants, SK (2006). A controlled study of a spiritually-focused intervention for increasing motivation for HIV prevention among drug users. AIDS Education and Prevention, 18(4), 311-322
Beitel, M., Genova, M., Schuman-Olivier, Z., Arnold, A., Avants, S.K., & Margolin, A. (2007). Reflections by inner-city drug users on a Buddhist-based spirituality-focused therapy: A qualitatitive study. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 77(1), 1-7.
Margolin, A, Schuman-Olivier, Z., Beitel, M., Arnold, A., Fulwiler, C.E., & Avants, S.K. (2007). A preliminary study of Spiritual Self Schema (3-S+) therapy for reducing impulsivity in HIV-positive drug users. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 63(10), 979-999.
Training: 17 hours of training in the delivery of 3-S therapy for addiction and HIV risk behavior is now available free-of-charge.
Click here to go to the 3-S therapy Training Page which provides links to on-line training videos. Note: Before proceeding with the training you will need the 3-S therapy manuals available below.
3-S Treatment Manuals (for free download).
3-S -- for people in treatment for addiction:
3-S+ -- for people living with HIV/AIDS who are in treatment for addiction:
A SPANISH TRANSLATION OF 3-S THERAPY FOR ADDICTION AND HIV PREVENTION IS NOW AVAILABLE...
Click on the link below which will direct you to the 3-S manuals in Spanish.
Para obtener la versión al español de los manuales de la Terapia 3-S,
haga clic aquí.
A RUSSIAN TRANSLATION OF 3-S THERAPY FOR ADDICTION AND HIV PREVENTION IS NOW AVAILABLE...
Click on the link below which will direct you to the 3-S manuals in Russian.
РУССКИЙ ПЕРЕВОД РУКОВОДСТВА 3-S ПО КОРРЕКЦИОННОЙ ПСИХОТЕРАПИИ НАРКОЗАВИСИМОСТИ И ПРЕДОТВРАЩЕНИЯ РАСПРОСТРАНЕНИЯ ВИЧ
PLEASE NOTE: A generic version of the Spiritual Self Schema (3-S) development program as presented on this website (i.e., a version that is not specifically related to addiction), is also available in two formats free-of-charge (in English only):
for Microsoft WORD format of the generic 3-S program - click here
for pdf format of the generic 3-S program - click here.
OTHER THERAPIES AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD:
The Holistic Health Recovery Program (HHRP) [formerly Holistic Harm Reduction Program] - A CDC DEBI (Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Interventions) project:
Margolin, A, Avants, SK, Warburton, LA, Hawkins, KA, & Shi, J. (2003). A randomized clinical trial of a manual-guided risk reduction intervention for HIV-positive injection drug users. Health Psychology, 22(2), 223-228.
Avants, SK, Margolin, A, Usubiaga, MH, & Doebrick, C. (2004). Targeting HIV-related outcomes with intravenous drug users maintained on methadone: A randomized clinical trial of a harm reduction group therapy. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 26-67-78.
For audio/visual presentation provided to Capacity Building Assistance Providers (CBAs) at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on May 27, 2004 Click here
Note: Acrobat 6.0 reader required. Visual presentation is in pdf format with embedded mp3 audio files that play automatically when each page is opened (14 MB).
HHRP Treatment Manuals.
HHRP+ -- an intervention specifically for HIV-positive drug users:
HHRP+ group therapy treatment manual -- click here
HHRP+ client workbook for HIV+ clients addicted to drugs--click here
HHRP -- an intervention specifically for drug users of unknown HIV serostatus:
HHRP group therapy treatment manual -- now available, click here
HHRP client workbook for individuals addicted to drugs -- click here
Note: Click here for an HIV prevention/harm reduction video that can be used for clients who miss either the drug- or sex-related HIV risk prevention sessions. To watch this video, you will need RealPlayer. (If you do not have RealPlayer, you may download it free-of-charge by clicking here, and then return to this page.)
Additional training information for health care providers will be available here shortly
The information contained in this web site is for educational purposes only and is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult with a health care professional before beginning any new treatment program. Copyright ©2003 www.3-S.us. All rights reserved. Comments or suggestions to the site editor.