Selecting Effective Treatments: A Comprehensive, Systematic Guide to Treating Mental Disorders (Paperback)
The bestselling treatment guide, updated to reflect changes to the DSM-5
Selecting Effective Treatmentsprovides a comprehensive resource for clinicians seeking to understand the symptoms and dynamics of mental disorders, in order to provide a range of treatment options based on empirically effective approaches. This new fifth edition has been updated to align with the latest changes to the DSM-5, and covers the latest research to help you draw upon your own therapeutic preferences while constructing an evidence-based treatment plan. Organized for quick navigation, each disorder is detailed following the same format that covers a description, characteristics, assessment tools, effective treatment options, and prognosis, including the type of therapy that is likely to be most successful treating each specific disorder. Updated case studies, treatments, and references clarify the latest DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, and the concise, jargon-free style makes this resource valuable to practitioners, students, and lay people alike.
Planning treatment can be the most complicated part of a clinician's job. Mental disorders can be complex, and keeping up with the latest findings and treatment options can itself be a full time job. Selecting Effective Treatments helps simplify and organize the treatment planning process by putting critical information and useful planning strategies at your fingertips
- Get up to speed on the latest changes to the DSM-5
- Conduct evidence-based treatment suited to your therapeutic style
- Construct Client Maps to flesh out comprehensive treatment plans
- Utilize assessment methods that reflect the changes to the DSM-5 multiaxial system
Effective treatment begins with strategic planning, and it's important to match the intervention to your own strengths, preferences, and style as much as to the client's needs. Selecting Effective Treatments gives you the latest information and crucial background you need to provide the evidence-backed interventions your clients deserve.
About the Author
LOURIE W. REICHENBERG is a licensed professional counselor in Virginia. She treats a diverse range of clients, but takes a special interest in working with people who have lost family members to suicide, people in crisis, and working as part of a treatment team for people with bipolar disorder. LINDA SELIGMAN was a professor emeritus of counseling and development at George Mason University, and was named Counselor Educator of the Year and Researcher of the Year by the American Mental Health Association. Seligman authored 15 books throughout her career as a researcher, educator, psychologist, and counselor. She died in 2007.