Transdiagnostic treatment is the future of psychology.
Mounting evidence shows that moving beyond treatment protocols that focus on a singular diagnosis and toward transdiagnostic approaches that target psychological mechanisms can improve outcomes. If you are seeking to correctly identify mechanisms and use them to select interventions that best meet the needs of your clients this book offers a powerful and much needed guide. The Transdiagnostic Road Map to Case Formulation and Treatment Planning is the first book to provide an empirically-based method for identifying specific psychological mechanisms underlying clients’ presenting problems and symptoms and linking them to clinical interventions that comprise individualized treatment plans.
The transdiagnostic approach outlined in this book signals a revolutionary departure from traditional treatments relying on DSM categorization and gives mental health professionals an essential resource for treating a broad range of patient problems. It builds on existing case formulation approaches by bridging research on psychological mechanisms with a practical guide to assessment and treatment. If you are interested in a new approach to treating patients with symptoms that span different diagnostic categories or are struggling to keep up with the growing number of disorder-based protocols, this book is an extremely important addition to your professional library. It will serve as your compass for navigating both simple and complex cases to arrive at a more effective type of treatment planningone that is tailored to your client’s specific needs and targets the underlying mechanisms responsible for driving and maintaining their presenting problems and symptoms.
For more than forty years, New Harbinger has published powerful, evidence-based psychology resources for mental health professionals and self-help books for clients. As the landscape of psychology evolves, New Harbinger will remain at the forefront, offering clinicians real tools for real change.
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About the Author
Rochelle I. Frank, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in Oakland, CA, where she maintains a private practice providing psychotherapy, professional consultation, supervision, and training workshops. She is also an assistant clinical professor in the clinical science program at the University of California, Berkeley. Frank has over twenty-five years of clinical experience in outpatient, inpatient, and residential settings, and specializes in the treatment of severe mood disorders, borderline personality disorder, and trauma and dissociative disorders. She is past president of the Alameda County Psychological Association, and served on the faculty of the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine and several Bay Area clinical psychology graduate programs. Previously, she was a clinical director with the San Francisco Department of Public Health, where she contributed to the development and implementation of behavioral health care policies, procedures, and training curricula throughout county mental health programs.
Joan Davidson, PhD, is codirector and founding partner of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy and assistant clinical professor in the clinical science program at the University of California, Berkeley. For over twenty years she has worked as a cognitive behavioral clinician specializing in the treatment of adults with mood and anxiety disorders. In addition, she teaches, writes, and provides clinical consultation and supervision to students and licensed professionals. Davidson is Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and an Academy of Cognitive Therapy Certified Trainer/Consultant. She is the author of Daring to Challenge OCD: Overcome Your Fear of Treatment and Take Control of Your Life using Exposure and Response Prevention (New Harbinger, 2014) and coauthor of The Essential Components of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Depression (American Psychological Association, 2001) and videotape series of the same name.
Foreword writer Jacqueline B. Persons, PhD, is director of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Science Center and a clinical professor in the department of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. Persons is the author of three books, including The Case Formulation Approach to Cognitive-Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Therapy in Practice: A Case Formulation Approach. She is past president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Defining the Problem and Mapping Solutions
1 Why We Need a Transdiagnostic Road Map 3
2 Vulnerability Mechanisms 13
3 Response Mechanisms 33
4 Core Principles of the Transdiagnostic Road Map 47
Part 2 Developing Transdiagnostic Mechanism Hypotheses
5 Assessment and Data Collection: The Road to Mechanism Hypotheses 69
6 Developing a Transdiagnostic Mechanism Formulation with the Patient 93
Part 3 Planning Treatment
7 Developing Treatment Goals 113
8 Selecting Interventions 127
Part 4 Navigating the Transdiagnostic Road Map
9 Implementing Treatment 159
10 Assessing Progress, Changing Course, and Ending Treatment 181
Appendix: Road Map Worksheets 199
Rochelle I. Frank lives in Oakland, CA; Joan Davidson lives in Berkeley, CA.