Effective Brief Therapies: A Clinician's Guide

Paperback | June 5, 2000

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This treatment guide is based on selected disorders taken from the American Psychiatric Association DSM-IV Diagnostic Classifications. The disorders selected are treatable or responsive to brief therapy methods.The therapist or student in training can use this book to identify the elements needed for formulating a treatment plan on disorders typically encountered in clinical practice. The approaches taken are based on cognitive behavioral principles and makes use of empirical findings. However, the case study format allows the reader to see how the assessment and treatment is implemented in a "real-life" patient, and not as a clinical abstraction distilled from research studies. Moreover, the treatment plan is outlined in a manner that makes reimbursement likely from managed care organizations and insurance companies. Effective Brief Therapies is useful as a reference for therapists and as a training guide for graduate students. Key Features* Case Descriptions* Treatment Conceptualization* Assessment Techniques* Treatment Implementation Techniques* Concurrent Diagnoses and Treatment* Complications and Treatment Implications* Dealing with Managed Care and Accountability* Outcome and Follow-up* Dealing with Recidivism

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This treatment guide is based on selected disorders taken from the American Psychiatric Association DSM-IV Diagnostic Classifications. The disorders selected are treatable or responsive to brief therapy methods.The therapist or student in training can use this book to identify the elements needed for formulating a treatment plan on dis...

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No matter how well prepared and trained in theoretical aspects of psychotherapy, nascent clinicians experience considerable uncertainty in conceptualizing their cases and developing effective treatment regimens. Very often, they feel overwhelmed by clients who do not present symptoms that are described in standard textbook fashion. Ind...

Michel Hersen (Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo, 1966) is Professor and Dean, School of Professional Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon. He is Past President of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy. He has written 4 books, co-authored and co-edited 126 books, including the Handbook of Presc...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:458 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:June 5, 2000Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface.
Contributors.
Introduction:
J. Lane, Overview of Assessment and Treatment Issues.
Treatment of Specific Disorders (DSM-IV Diagnoses):
D.O. Antonuccio, P.M. Lewinsohn, M. Piasecki, and R. Ferguson, Major Depressive Episode.
D.C. Hodgins, Alcohol Abuse.
J.C.I. Tsao and M.G. Craske, Panic Disorder.
F.D. McGlynn and S.R. Lawyer, Specific Phobia.
R.A. Kleinknecht, Social Phobia.
R.M. Turner, B.E. Barnett, and K.E. Korslund, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
T.M. Keane, A.E. Street, and H.K. Orcutt, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
M.G. Newman, Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
G. Asaad, Somatization Disorder.
R.M. Masheb and R.D. Kerns, Pain Disorder.
N. McConaghy and M. Lowy, Sexual Dysfunction.
B.M. Maletzky, Exhibitionism.
J.S. Mizes and D.Z. Bonifazi, Bulimia Nervosa.
K.L. Lichstein and D.L. Van Brunt, Primary Insomnia.
R. Ladouceur, C. Sylvain, and C. Boutin, Pathological Gambling.
R.M.T. Stemberger, A. McCombs-Thomas, S.G. MacGlashan, and C.S. Mansueto, Trichotillomania.
S.A. Kim and B.C. Goff, Borderline Personality Disorder.
W.I. Dorfman, Histrionic Personality Disorder.
Special Issues:
S.J. Coffman and G. Dorsey Green, Considerations for Gay and Lesbian Clients.
G.R. Birchler and W. Fals-Stewart, Considerations for Clients with Marital Dysfunction.
D.S. McKitrick and S.Y. Jenkins, Considerations for Ethnically Diverse Clients.
B.A. Edelstein, R.R. Martin, and J.L. Goodie, Considerations for Older Adults.
Author Index.
Subject Index.

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"...a good overview to treatment issues for many specific and common DSM-IV diagnoses..."
--PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS (Volume 89, Number 209-210, 2001)