Practitioner's Guide to Evidence-Based Psychotherapy / Edition 1

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I haven’t seen this disorder in ages—what’s the latest treatment?
What measures are most useful in assessing this problem?
Her coverage allows so few visits—can we get anything done?
Are there any useful self help materials or websites?
How do I know this will work?

Designed to bring ready answers from scientific data to real life practice, the Practitioner’s Guide to Evidence-Based Psychotherapy is an accessible, authoritative reference for today’s clinician.

The Guide, organized alphabetically for quick reference, distills vast amounts of proven knowledge and strategies (across the lifespan as well as across the DSM) into a user friendly, hands-on reference. Chapters are written by leading experts, focusing on appropriate assessment and empirically supported therapies. Here are solid guidelines for what to rule out, what works, what doesn’t work and what can be improved for a wide range of mental health problems, including:

- ADHD, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders
- Bedwetting, feeding disorders, school refusal, thumb sucking
- Bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD
- Child abuse and domestic violence
- Dysthymia, depression, suicidal thoughts
- Erectile and orgasmic disorders
- Smoking, gambling, substance abuse
- Stress, chronic pain, insomnia

Developed with the frontline clinician’s time and cost constraints firmly in mind, the Practitioner’s Guide to Evidence-Based Psychotherapy allows readers to understand the best assessment and treatment options. This resource is designed to help clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatrists and counselors achieve the maximum in service to their clients. Concise and up-to-date, it also serves as an excellent student guide.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Gary B Kaniuk, Psy.D.(Cermak Health Services)
Description: This book provides practical answers to the questions of how to assess and treat specific psychological disorders. As the title suggests, it emphasizes evidence-based guidelines in addressing each disorder.
Purpose: In the introduction, the editors state: "We view this book as a contribution to the unmet quality improvement agenda in behavioral health. We by no means think that it can stand alone or that it does most of the work that needs to be done." On the back cover, the purpose is more plainly stated, most likely by the publisher: "Designed to bring ready answers from scientific data to real life practice, [this book] is an accessible, authoritative reference for today's clinician."
Audience: It is "designed to help clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatrists, and counselors achieve the maximum in service to their clients. Concise and up-to-date, it also serves as an excellent student guide."
Features: The book lists the 73 disorders in alphabetical order. Each chapter contains the same general elements: what is... (agoraphobia, or malingering, or posttraumatic stress disorder, etc.); basic facts; assessment; treatment. The information is invaluable for clinicians who want to know the latest guidelines on what works and what does not. The first chapter provides serious discussion around quality healthcare and how evidenced-based practice (EBP) is defined, along with a review of the literature surrounding EBP. The editors also discuss clinical practice guidelines and quality improvement. The book lists plenty of applicable websites as well. This book is extremely helpful because it covers so many areas. Obviously, it is not meant to be exhaustive, but it is a wonderful springboard from which you can begin a diligent search for more information.
Assessment: This is excellent reading for clinicians in the field. It provides the latest clinical practice, both in terms of treatment and assessment. Graduate students in clinical/counseling psychology and/or social work will gain greatly from this book. It covers a wide range of disorders, is easy to read and practical. It contains everything you need to know about evidenced-based psychotherapy, especially in the era of health maintenance organizations and vigilant monitoring of the bottom line.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441939388
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 10/29/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 754
  • Product dimensions: 1.52 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 7.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane E. Fisher, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology and former Director of Clinical Training at the University of Nevada, Reno. She earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Indiana University, Bloomington. Her research interests include aging and behavioral health; applied behavior analysis; and the integration of evidence based behavioral healthcare in primary and long term care settings.

William O'Donohue, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. He received a doctorate in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is the author or editor of over 30 books and 150 journal articles.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Clinician’s Handbook of Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines: The Role of Practice Guidelines in Systematic Quality Improvement.- Agoraphobia.- Amnestic Disorder.- Anorexia Nervosa.- Antisocial Personality Disorder.- Asperger’s Disorder.- Assertiveness Training.- Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).- Autistic Disorder.- Avoidant Personality Disorder.- Bereavement.- Bipolar Disorder.- Body Dysmorphic Disorder.- Borderline Personality Disorder.- Bulimia Nervosa.- Child Physical Abuse.- Child Sexual Abuse.- Psychotherapy with Chronic Pain Patients.- Delirium.- Delusions.- Dementia.- Dependent Personality Disorder.- Depression.- Dissociation and Dissociative Identity Disorder: Treatment Guidelines and Cautions.- Scientific Evidence for Domestic Violence Treatment.- Dysthymic Disorder.- Encopresis.- Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction.- Pathological Gambling.- Generalized Anxiety Disorder.- Hypochondriasis.- Insomnia.- Intermittent Explosive Disorder.- Irritable Bowel Syndrome.- Kleptomania.- Learning Disorders.- Low Sexual Desire.- Malingering.- Marital Problems.- Mental Retardation.- Nail Biting.- Narcissistic Personality Disorder.- Nocturnal Enuresis: Evidenced-Based Perspectives in Etiology, Assessment and Treatment.- Nonadherence to Treatment.- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.- Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Parent Training.- Orgasmic Disorders.- Other Paraphilias.- Panic Disorder.- Paranoia.- Pediatric Feeding Disorders.- Practice Guidelines: Pediatric Sleep Disturbance.- Pedophilia.- Pica.- Premenstrual Syndromes: Guidelines for Assessment and Treatment.- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.- Recurrent Headache Disorders.- Schizophrenia.- Schizotypal Personality Disorder.- School Refusal.- Self-Injurious Behavior.- Separation Anxiety Disorder.- Sexual Pain Disorders.- Specific Phobias.- Sleep Terrors.- Smoking (Nicotine Dependence).- Social Anxiety Disorder.- Stress.- Stuttering.- Substance Use Disorders.- Suicidal and Self-Destructive Behavior.- Oral-Digital Habits of Childhood: Thumb Sucking.- Tic Disorders.- Weight Loss.

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