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Treating Chronic and Severe Mental Disorders : A Handbook of Empirically Supported Interventions - Stefan G. Hofmann

Treating Chronic and Severe Mental Disorders

A Handbook of Empirically Supported Interventions

By: Stefan G. Hofmann (Editor), Martha C. Tompson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 26th July 2004
ISBN: 9781593850982
Number Of Pages: 430

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While recent developments in psychopharmacology have been widely disseminated, equally important advances in psychological strategies for severe mental health problems have received less attention. Filling a crucial gap in the literature, this volume brings together leading clinical scientists to present evidence-based approaches for treating schizophrenia, severe mood disorders, substance use problems, and severe personality disorders. Cutting-edge modalities represented include cognitive-behavioral therapies, couple and family treatments, motivational interviewing, group work, and others. Written in a highly practical style, each chapter reviews the empirical basis for the treatment at hand; explains basic concepts and applications; and provides step-by-step implementation guidelines, concrete clinical examples, and patient-therapist dialogues. Also discussed are ways to modify each approach for different populations and strategies for integrating psychological and pharmacological treatments.

"This text fills a real void. There are few comprehensive texts re this subject matter."--Stacey Lambert, Psy.D.

"This compendium of clinical interventions described by highly skilled clinical researchers offers mental health practitioners very practical skills for effectively treating truly serious mental disorders. Especially useful is the mini-manual chapter format with case examples and clinical dialogue illustrating a wide range of cognitive-behavioral methods, interpersonal psychodynamic therapies, and family and systems interventions. This is an excellent choice as a text for advanced graduate students in all mental health disciplines."--Gail Steketee, PhD, Boston University School of Social Work

"This book is an important guide for psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and all health professionals who want to review new applications of tested treatments. Guidelines for the treatment of psychiatric disorders increasingly call for evidence of efficacy, making this a most timely publication. Empirical support is no less important in psychotherapy than it is in psychopharmacology."--Myrna M. Weissman, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

"For a long time, severe mental disorders have been treated for the most part with medication. This book fills a longstanding gap in clinical psychology with its sound collection of effective, empirically based psychological treatments for the most troubled populations. Featuring an impressive list of contributors who represent the leading figures in their respective fields, this is a valuable tool for mental health professionals in the United States and internationally. It is also an accessible text for graduate-level students. I highly recommend this book."--Kurt Hahlweg, PhD, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany

Psychological Treatments for Schizophreniap. 1
Cognitive-Behavioral Family and Educational Interventions for Schizophrenic Disordersp. 3
Social Skills Training for Schizophreniap. 18
Personal Therapy: A Practical Psychotherapy for the Stabilization of Schizophreniap. 53
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Schizophrenia: A Case Formulation Approachp. 69
Psychological Treatments for Mood Disordersp. 97
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Depressionp. 99
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for the Management of Bipolar Disorderp. 116
Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Unipolar and Bipolar Disordersp. 131
Family-Focused Treatment for Bipolar Disorderp. 159
Treatment of Marital Discord and Coexisting Depressionp. 175
Treatment of Suicidality: A Family Intervention for Adolescent Suicide Attemptersp. 191
Psychological Treatments for Substance Use and Abuse Disordersp. 213
Motivational Interviewing for Initiating Change in Problem Drinking and Drug Usep. 215
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Alcohol Addictionp. 234
Twelve-Step Facilitation Therapy for Alcohol Problemsp. 258
Couple Treatment for Alcohol Abuse: A Systemic Family-Consultation Modelp. 277
Psychosocial Treatment for Cocaine Dependence: The Community Reinforcement plus Vouchers Approachp. 296
Psychological Treatments for Severe Personality Disordersp. 315
Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorderp. 317
Multiple Family Group Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorderp. 343
Multisystemic Treatment of Antisocial Behavior in Adolescentsp. 364
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Severe Personality Disordersp. 382
Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy: Resolving Character Pathology by Treating Affect Phobiasp. 403
Concluding Remarksp. 419
Indexp. 421
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ISBN: 9781593850982
ISBN-10: 1593850980
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 430
Published: 26th July 2004
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.77