Dr. Lisa Schenitzki is a clinical psychologist specializing in individual, couple and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Tustin, California.
As a Tustin Psychologist I find that depression is characterized by changes in mood, self-attitude, cognitive functioning, sleep, appetite, and energy level. Depression causes suffering, decreases quality of life, and causes impairment in social and occupational functioning (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008)
This paper describes substance abuse and then examines 3 treatment approaches to substance abuse disorder. The first is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, the second is Family Therapy, and the third is an approach that combines the two, called Integrated Family and Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy. Multicultural issues pertinent to the treatment of substance abuse disorder are also discussed.
Research indicates that between 20% and 25% of all Americans will have sex with someone other than their spouse while they are married (Atkins, Jacobson, & Baucom, 2001).