Effective Brief Therapies

Effective Brief Therapies

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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 qreal-lifeq 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 RecidivismTreatment of Supermarket Fear Iessica was able to drive to the supermarket, park , and enter even when the parking area showed it to be crowded. ... Iessica and her cotherapist were instructed to seek out and remain close to crowded conditions whenever possible (narrow aisles facilitated compliance with this ... The cotherapist kept records on the same 15-item behavioral checklist used for assessment.

Title:Effective Brief Therapies
Author: Michel Hersen, Maryka Biaggio
Publisher:Academic Press - 2000-07-06

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