Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling / Edition 2

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Overview

As the counseling field enters its second century, students and professionals face more challenges than ever before. Linda Seligman's essential text Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling has evolved as well, and this third edition synthesizes the latest developments with the spectrum of counseling interventions to create a vital source of practical, up-to-date information. The author recognizes clinicians' varied roles -- mentor, mediator, teacher, coach -- and keeps them all in focus, assuring her readers of more effective treatment for clients and steadier footing on their own career paths. A worthy addition to any counselor education program, this important volume is equally useful to both beginning and seasoned counselors, whether the setting is the psychiatric clinic, the school, or the rehab center. Seligman clearly sets out the concepts and strategies the reader needs to know to be the flexible, proactive counselor of today -- and tomorrow.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Peter B. Zeldow
This book consists of 11 chapters concerned with psychiatric diagnosis, intake interviewing, treatment planning, and theories and techniques of individual counseling, family counseling, and group counseling. The changing nature of mental health counseling and future trends are also discussed. The purpose of the book ""is to help counselors and other mental health professionals to acquire up-to-date information on diagnosis and treatment planning and to develop related clinical skills that are essential to their effectiveness."" The book is intended primarily for graduate students in counselor education programs, although it provides valuable information for all mental health counseling students and practitioners. The author is a leading academician, writer, editor, and practitioner in the field of counseling psychology. The references are extensive and up-to-date, and the index is especially detailed. A special feature is an appendix consisting of a series of tables providing key questions for a counselor to ask to facilitate the making of a DSM-IV diagnosis. This excellent introductory text will be an informative reference for counseling students. The information is accurate, the clinical advice sound, the examples plentiful. Depth of coverage is necessarily sacrificed for breadth. The changes in the field of counseling and in psychiatric diagnosis over the last ten years more than justify this new edition.
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Provides in-depth treatment of efforts to develop a definition of mental health counseling; new roles for mental health counselors; the benefits and pitfalls of diagnosis; tools for qualitative and quantitative assessment; and the nature and importance of the intake interview. This edition (first, 1986) offers new chapters outlining future trends and emphasizing the importance of keeping comprehensive records. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Reviewer: Peter B. Zeldow, PhD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This book consists of 11 chapters concerned with psychiatric diagnosis, intake interviewing, treatment planning, and theories and techniques of individual counseling, family counseling, and group counseling. The changing nature of mental health counseling and future trends are also discussed.
Purpose: The purpose of the book "is to help counselors and other mental health professionals to acquire up-to-date information on diagnosis and treatment planning and to develop related clinical skills that are essential to their effectiveness."
Audience: The book is intended primarily for graduate students in counselor education programs, although it provides valuable information for all mental health counseling students and practitioners. The author is a leading academician, writer, editor, and practitioner in the field of counseling psychology.
Features: The references are extensive and up-to-date, and the index is especially detailed. A special feature is an appendix consisting of a series of tables providing key questions for a counselor to ask to facilitate the making of a DSM-IV diagnosis.
Assessment: This excellent introductory text will be an informative reference for counseling students. The information is accurate, the clinical advice sound, the examples plentiful. Depth of coverage is necessarily sacrificed for breadth. The changes in the field of counseling and in psychiatric diagnosis over the last ten years more than justify this new edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306453526
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Linda Seligman received the Ph.D. degree in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University. She is a faculty member at Walden University and a faculty associate at Johns Hopkins University. In addition, she is a professor emeritus at George Mason University, where she was codirector of the doctoral program in education and head of the graduate program in Counseling.

Dr. Seligman is a licensed psychologist and licensed professional counselor. She has experience in a variety of clinical settings, including psychiatric hospitals, community mental health centers, substance abuse treatment programs, foster care, corrections, and private practice. She is currently the Director of the Center for Counseling and Consultation, a private practice with offices in Fairfax, Virginia , and Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Seligman’s research interests include diagnosis and treatment, planning, counseling people with chronic and life-threatening illnesses, and the mind-body-spirit connection. She has completed 10 books, including Selecting Effective Treatments; Technical and Conceptual Skills for Mental Health Professionals; Systems, Strategies, and Skills of Counseling and Psychotherapy; Promoting a Fighting Spirit; and Developmental Career Counseling and Assessment. She also has authored over 50 professional articles and book chapters. In addition, she has lectured throughout the world on diagnosis and treatment planning.

Dr. Seligman has been the editor of The Journal of Mental Health Counseling and has served as president of the Virginia Association of Mental Health Counselors. She was selected as a Distinguished Professor by George Mason University and as a Researcher of the Year by the American Mental Health Counselors Association.

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Table of Contents

1 The evolving role of the counselor 1
2 Opportunities for the mental health counselor 31
3 Diagnostic systems and their use 61
4 The use of assessment in diagnosis and treatment planning 97
5 Intake interviews and their role in diagnosis and treatment planning 127
6 The nature and importance of treatment planning 161
7 Theories and strategies of individual counseling 191
8 Diagnosis and treatment planning for families 225
9 Assessment and treatment planning for groups 259
10 Counseling for career and organizational development 291
11 Documentation, report writing, and record keeping in counseling 325
12 Ethical and professional development for counselors 355
13 Future trends and predictions in counseling 387
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