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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2008

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    Being a first year Clinical Psychology student, I am thrilled to have received this pocketbook for Christmas! I begin Diagnostic Practicum this year and I know that I will be utilizing this pocketbook. Not only will it be a quick reference for Practicum purposes, I have already referenced it for some of my classes. The ''clinical pearls' for critical thinking that translate theory into clinical practice' are great for students and professionals alike. In addition, it is HIPPA and OSHA compliant.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2005

    Fantastic Clinical Guide!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Basic behavioral/psychological theories at a glance. 2. Provides key aspects of psych and crisis interventions. 3. General mental status assessments and exams, with focused assessments for adult and geriatric populations. 4. Essential information on psychotropic drugs at point-of-care. 5. Client/Family education tables, tips and strategies. 6. Cultural considerations and assessment tool. 7. Reusable mental health history and assessment tool, multiaxial assessment, CAGE, and many others. 8. Clinical pearls/Alerts throughout provide practical on-the-spot advice. Eight tabbed sections cover: *BASICS ¿ basic theories of personality development, biological implications (with tables and 4-color illustrations), Maslow¿s hierarchy, Informed Consent and other ethical-legal issues. *ASSESSMENT ¿ reusable history and assessment tool, mental status assessment, DSM-IV-TR multiaxial assessment tool & GAF scale, AIMS assessment tool, cultural considerations and assessment tool, documentation, and others. *PSYCH DISORDERS ¿ summarizes major categories of disorders: delirium, dementia, substance-related disorders, schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety, gender identity, eating, and personality disorders; and client/family education. *PSYCH INTERVENTIONS ¿ key aspects of therapeutic modalities, communication and nonverbal techniques, milieu, family and group therapy, cognitive behavioral, and complementary therapies. *PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS ¿ drug classes and common psychotropics, including dosages, side effects and cautions, as well as alphabetical listing (with geriatric dose considerations) for point-of-care reference. *CRISIS ¿ includes crisis interventions, anger/aggression management, and suicide risk assessment, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. *GERIATRICS ¿ disorders and assessments specific to geriatric clients, including pharmacokinetics, elder abuse, suicide assessment, and medications and the elderly. *TOOLS ¿ DSM-IV-TR classifications and diagnostic codes, frequently used phone numbers, NANDA assigned to client behaviors, and psychiatric terminology. PLUS - Free access to the PsychNotes online 'additional resources' webpage, which includes a review of assessment tools, over 50 complete drug monographs that can be printed, client/family and professional resources, including hotline numbers and contact information for both client and professional organizations.

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