The Mental Health Desk Reference / Edition 1

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Overview

The Mental Health Desk Reference: A Practice-Based Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Professional Ethics is the ultimate guide to providing effective and responsible mental health care. It provides authoritative, concise, and up-to-date information from more than seventy experts covering a broad array of presenting problems and practice-related issues in a variety of settings. Each entry summarizes key constructs and terminology associated with the topic, major findings from research, and specific recommendations on theory and practice. Each detailed, readable entry -- based on the most extensive and reliable research available -- features practical information that can be integrated into any behavioral science curriculum and proven methods for helping clients. Together, they form a comprehensive, straightforward guide to best practices that no student or mental health professional can afford to be without.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
A wide range of practice-based topics are addressed in this fact-packed reference book for mental health professionals. Divided into nine major sections, it covers both practical and ethical concerns. The first section focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of common mental illnesses through the life cycle and includes issues relating to specific groups, crisis interventions, and practice management concerns. This is followed by discussions of legal/ethical issues and how mental health workers can cope with the formidable demands and stresses (e.g., compassion fatigue and burnout) of their occupations. The chapters are succinct, typically including statistics, current research, statements of the "best practice," and notable bibliographies. The editors, both professors of counseling at Cleveland State University, have done an admirable job of assembling into a coherent whole contributions from more than 70 experts from a variety of fields. The result is a wealth of useful information handily packaged for the working professional. The practical, direct, and authoritative tone of the book makes it suitable for a diverse audience needing a bridge between the divergent worlds of practice and multidisciplinary research in the field. Recommended for specialized collections serving mental healthcare providers. Antoinette Brinkman, MLS, Evansville, IN Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
From The Critics
Providing information concerning diagnosis, treatment, and ethics, entries summarize key constructs and terminology, present major research findings, and offer practical recommendations. Seventy-two chapters are grouped into nine sections, covering: counseling for adjustment disorder and life stress, diagnosis and treatment of adults with mental and emotional disorders, diagnosis and treatment of children, crisis intervention, counseling divers populations, group and familiar interventions, practice management, personal care and interpersonal relations, and ethical and legal issues. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
A wide range of practice-based topics are addressed in this fact-packed reference book for mental health professionals. Divided into nine major sections, it covers both practical and ethical concerns. The first section focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of common mental illnesses through the life cycle and includes issues relating to specific groups, crisis interventions, and practice management concerns. This is followed by discussions of legal/ethical issues and how mental health workers can cope with the formidable demands and stresses (e.g., compassion fatigue and burnout) of their occupations. The chapters are succinct, typically including statistics, current research, statements of the "best practice," and notable bibliographies. The editors, both professors of counseling at Cleveland State University, have done an admirable job of assembling into a coherent whole contributions from more than 70 experts from a variety of fields. The result is a wealth of useful information handily packaged for the working professional. The practical, direct, and authoritative tone of the book makes it suitable for a diverse audience needing a bridge between the divergent worlds of practice and multidisciplinary research in the field. Recommended for specialized collections serving mental healthcare providers. —Antoinette Brinkman, MLS, Evansville, IN (Library Journal, December 2001)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471652960
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/19/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 529
  • Product dimensions: 6.99 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Meet the Author

ELIZABETH R. WELFEL, PhD, is Professor of Counseling at Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio.

R. ELLIOTT INGERSOLL, PhD, is Associate Professor of Counseling at Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio.

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Table of Contents

Editors
Contributors
1 Prevalence of Adult Disorders 3
2 Counseling Clients with Underlying Medical Problems 10
3 Counseling with Unemployed and Underemployed Clients 18
4 Effective College Counseling 25
5 Divorce Counseling 32
6 Death and Bereavement 38
7 Stress, Coping, and Well-Being: Applications of Theory to Practice 44
8 The Fat Client 51
9 Guidelines for Counseling Clients with HIV Spectrum Disorders 60
10 Effective Use of the DSM from a Developmental/Wellness Perspective 69
11 Clinical and Diagnostic Interviewing 77
12 Effective Treatment Planning 83
13 The Nonmedical Therapist's Role in Pharmacological Interventions with Adults 88
14 Guidelines for Counseling Mandated and Nonvoluntary Clients 94
15 Using Test Data in Counseling and Clinical Practice 99
16 Treating Anxiety Disorders in Adults 106
17 Diagnosis and Treatment of Adult Depressive Disorders 112
18 Eating Disorders: Guidelines for Assessment, Treatment, and Referral 119
19 Clinical Practice Issues in Assessing for Adult Substance Use Disorders 128
20 Management of Personality Disorders 135
21 Schizophrenia and Severe Mental Illness: Guidelines for Assessment, Treatment, and Referral 142
22 Prevalence of Childhood Disorders 155
23 Diagnostic Evaluation of Mental and Emotional Disorders of Childhood 162
24 Child Maltreatment: Treatment of Child and Adolescent Victims 169
25 Treating Anxiety Disorders in Children 177
26 Interventions for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 183
27 Bullying: Counseling Perpetrators and Victims 191
28 Assessment and Treatment Recommendations for Children and Adolescents with Depression 199
29 Counseling Interventions for Children with Disruptive Behaviors 205
30 Effective Use of DSM-IV with Children 213
31 Enlisting Appropriate Parental Cooperation and Involvement in Children's Mental Health Treatment 219
32 Understanding and Promoting Resilience with Our Clients 225
33 Substance Abuse among Children and Adolescents 231
34 Responding to a Community Crisis: Frontline Counseling 239
35 Treatment for Violent Children and Adolescents 245
36 Responding to Survivors of Sexual Assault 252
37 Suicide Risk Assessment 259
38 Counseling Interventions with Suicidal Clients 264
39 Responding to Dangerous Clients 271
40 Multicultural Assessment 279
41 Counseling African American Clients 286
42 Counseling Asian American Clients 292
43 Counseling Latino Clients 298
44 Counseling American Indian/Alaskan Native Clients 306
45 Disability and Rehabilitation Counseling 314
46 Counseling Older Adults 320
47 Counseling Older Adults in Institutional Settings 326
48 Affirmative Assessment and Therapy with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients 333
49 Counseling Women from a Feminist Perspective 341
50 Using Brief Groups Effectively 351
51 Exploring Diversity in Therapeutic Groups 358
52 Solution-Focused Family Counseling 365
53 Assessment in Couple and Family Counseling 372
54 Family Counseling Competencies 379
55 Practicing Evidence-Based Mental Health: Using Research and Measuring Outcomes 387
56 Advertising, Marketing, and Financing a Mental Health Practice 393
57 Counselors Dealing with the Media 398
58 Counselors as Expert Witnesses 404
59 Impairment in the Mental Health Professions 413
60 Ethical Issues Related to Interprofessional Communication 419
61 When Therapists Face Stress and Crisis: Self-Initiated Coping Strategies 426
62 Treatment Failures: Opportunities for Learning 432
63 Ethics Complaints: Procedures for Filing and Responding 441
64 Protecting Clients' Rights to Privacy 447
65 Accurate and Effective Informed Consent 453
66 Responsible Documentation 459
67 Managing Boundaries 465
68 Reporting Suspected Child Abuse 471
69 Defining and Recognizing Elder Abuse 478
70 The Responsible Use of Technology in Mental Health Practice 484
71 Counseling Supervision: Essential Concepts and Practices 490
72 Responsible Interactions with Managed Care Organizations 496
App Ethics Codes and Guidelines in Mental Health Disciplines 503
Author Index 505
Subject Index 521
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