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Overview

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.
From The Critics
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: 9780387283692
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 7/27/2006
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 754
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.56 (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

1 Introduction 1
2 Agoraphobia 24
3 Amnestic disorder 35
4 Anorexia nervosa 45
5 Antisocial personality disorder 57
6 Asperger's disorder 68
7 Assertiveness training 80
8 Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder 93
9 Autistic disorder 101
10 Avoidant personality disorder 115
11 Bereavement 122
12 Bipolar disorder 131
13 Body dysmorphic disorder 142
14 Borderline personality disorder 151
15 Bulimia nervosa 161
16 Child physical abuse 169
17 Child sexual abuse 177
18 Chronic pain 189
19 Delirium 196
20 Delusions 205
21 Dementia 214
22 Dependent personality disorder 230
23 Depression 238
24 Dissociative identity disorder 248
25 Domestic violence 258
26 Dysthymia 266
27 Encopresis 277
28 Erectile dysfunction 284
29 Gambling 291
30 Generalized anxiety disorder 301
31 Hypochondriasis 313
32 Insomnia 324
33 Intermittent explosive disorder 335
34 Irritable bowel syndrome 352
35 Kleptomania 361
36 Learning disorders 368
37 Low sexual desire 377
38 Malingering 386
39 Marital problems 396
40 Mental retardation 408
41 Nail biting 414
42 Narcissistic personality disorder 423
43 Nocturnal enuresis 432
44 Nonadherence to treatment 442
45 Obsessive-compulsive disorder 453
46 Oppositional/defiant disorder 461
47 Orgasmic disorders 469
48 Other paraphilias 478
49 Panic disorder 494
50 Paranoia 503
51 Pediatric feeding disorders 514
52 Pediatric insomnia 524
53 Pedophilia 531
54 Pica 542
55 Premenstrual syndromes 550
56 Posttraumatic stress disorder 555
57 Recurrent headaches 567
58 Schizophrenia 583
59 Schizotypal personality disorder 593
60 School refusal 600
61 Self-injurious behavior 620
62 Separation anxiety disorder 627
63 Sexual pain disorders 634
64 Specific phobias 644
65 Sleep terrors 654
66 Smoking 660
67 Social anxiety disorder 668
68 Stress 678
69 Stuttering 685
70 Substance abuse 694
71 Suicide 706
72 Thumb sucking 718
73 Tic disorder 726
74 Weight loss 734
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