Clinical Behavior Therapy: Adults and Children / Edition 1

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A timely clinical resource on the most widely used treatment approach

Edited by Michel Hersen, a recognized expert in the field, Clinical Behavior Therapy provides up-to-the-minute information on both traditional and current issues surrounding the treatment of child, adolescent, and adult disorders. Featuring an impressive list of contributors on the cutting edge of behavior therapy research, this valuable resource aids clinicians in achieving the most common goals in performing psychotherapy with adults and children, including describing the case succinctly, determining the best method to assess the client, dealing with complications during the course of treatment, ensuring continuation of therapeutic gains, and assessing overall treatment effectiveness.

Topics covered include:
* Major depressive disorder
* Panic and agoraphobia
* Posttraumatic stress disorder
* Bulimia nervosa
* Borderline personality disorder
* Alcohol abuse
* Marital dysfunction
* Childhood depression
* Obsessive-compulsive disorder
* Social phobia
* Anorexia nervosa
* Conduct disorder
* Mental retardation
* Elimination disorder

Along with a description of each disorder and chief complaints, every chapter addresses behavioral assessment, medical consultation, the course of treatment, therapist/client factors, and recommendations on termination and follow-up. Also considered are the more contemporaneous issues, such as managed care, case conceptualization, and rationale for treatment choice. The text's attention to the increased emphasis on accountability, assessment, clear conceptuali-zation, and treatment effectiveness makes Clinical Behavior Therapy a vital contribution to the field.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Overall, the book represents a strong choice as a text for use in the clinical training of mental health professionals." (Contemporary Psychology, April 2004; Vol.49, No.2)

"Overall, this casebook has achieved status as a new benchmark of excellence in the field of psychology." (Psychiatric Services, Vol. 54 No.9, September 2003)

From The Critics
Fifty-six specialists from the U.S., Canada, and the Netherlands present 25 case studies grouped into sections on adult disorders and problems, and childhood and adolescent disorders and problems. The text provides up-to-date answers to frequently asked questions by students in all disciplines—psychology, psychiatry, counseling, and social work—who are doing psychotherapy with both adults and children. Topics covered include depression, panic, agoraphobia, social phobias, posttraumatic stress disorder, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, elimination disorder, borderline personality disorder, alcohol abuse, marital dysfunction, obsessive-compulsive disorder, conduct disorder, and mental retardation. Also suitable as a resource text for practicing clinicians. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471392583
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/22/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 548,775
  • Product dimensions: 7.11 (w) x 10.24 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Meet the Author

MICHEL HERSEN, PhD, ABPP, is Professor and Dean of the School of Professional Psychology at Pacific University in Oregon, as well as Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Oregon Health Sciences University.

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Table of Contents



Behavioral Case Conceptualization for Adults (P. Truax).

Major Depressive Disorder (K. Dobson & N. Khatri.

Panic and Agoraphobia (J. DeCola & M. Craske).

Specific Phobia (J. Kamphuis, et al.).

Social Phobia (D. McNeil, et al.).

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (M. Gray & R. Acierno).

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (M. Dugas).

Bulimia Nervosa (J. Mizes & D. Zotter-Bonifazi).

Borderline Personality Disorder (S. Kim, et al.).

Alcohol Abuse (P. Stasiewicz & C. Bradizza).

Sexual Dysfunction (B. McCarthy).

Marital Dysfunction (G. Birchler & W. Fals-Stewart).


Behavioral Case Conceptualization for Children and Adolescents (K. Freeman & C. Miller).

Childhood Depression (W. Reynolds).

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (M. Franklin, et al.).

School Refusal and Separation Anxiety (S. Mattis & T. Ollendick).

Social Phobia (C. Kearney & K. Drake).

Anorexia Nervosa (D. Garner & C. Magana).

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (J. Scotti, et al.).

Conduct Disorder (C. Roach & A. Gross).

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (D. Reitman & S. Hupp).

Mental Retardation (C. Johnson).

Elimination Disorder (C. Holland-Johnson, et al.).

Child Sexual Abuse (E. Hsu, et al.).

Alcohol and Drug Abuse (H. Waldron, et al.).

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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