Guidelines for the Systematic Treatment of the Depressed Patient / Edition 1

Guidelines for the Systematic Treatment of the Depressed Patient / Edition 1

by Beutler, Larry E. Beutler, Larry E.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195105303

ISBN-13: 9780195105308

Pub. Date: 06/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

From initial consultation to termination of treatment, psychologists and other mental health practitioners make a series of crucial decisions to determine the progress and therapy of the patient. These decisions have varied implications such as the clinical course of the patient, the efficacy and efficiency of the treatment, and the cost of the sessions. Thus, the

Overview

From initial consultation to termination of treatment, psychologists and other mental health practitioners make a series of crucial decisions to determine the progress and therapy of the patient. These decisions have varied implications such as the clinical course of the patient, the efficacy and efficiency of the treatment, and the cost of the sessions. Thus, the decisions made by mental health professionals need to be accurate and consistent, respecting a series of guidelines that will ultimately benefit the patient. This is the first in a series of guidebooks that is designed to do just that by providing practitioners with some structure in the development of treatment programs. Previous guidelines have been based on consensus panels of experts or on the opinions of membership groups, causing guidelines to be very far off from the findings of empirical research. Here, guidelines are presented in terms of treatment principles rather than in terms of specific treatment models or theories, and they do not favor one theory of psychotherapy over another. Instead, they define strategies and considerations that can be woven into comprehensive treatment programs. The entire series of guidebooks will cover numerous topics, including anxiety disorders, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, and treatment of serious mental disorders. This volume will cover in detail the nature of depression, issues in treatment research, contemporary treatments, and implications for education and training. It is ideal for postgraduates and professionals in the mental health field and is intended to provide important background on treatment of non-bipolar depressive disorders.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195105308
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Series:
Guidebooks in Clinical Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction to Treatment Guidelines
1. Essentials of Treatment Guidelines
2. Nature of Current Treatment Guidelines
Part II: Guidelines for Treatment-Relevant Assessment
3. Identifying Treatment-Relevant Dimensions
4. Issues in Treatment-Relevant Assessment
5. Integrating and Economizing Treatment-Relevant Assessment
Part III: Guidelines for Management and Treatment
6. Reasonable and Basic Treatment Guidelines
7. Guidelines for Optimal and Enhanced Treatment
Part IV: The Nature of Depression
8. The Significance of the Problem of Depression
9. Concepts from Basic Research on Depression
Part V: Contemporary Treatment Models
10. Treatment Benefit: Research Issues
11. Benefits of Treatment: What Works
12. Structuring Treatment: From Managed Care to Treatment Manuals
13. Models of Treatment in Clinical Practice
Part VI: Implications for Education and Training
14. Issues in the Continuing Development of Treatment Guidelines
Bibliography
Index

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