Therapist's Guide to Clinical Intervention: The 1-2-3's of Treatment Planning

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Therapist's Guide to Clinical Intervention is a must-have reference for clinicians completing insurance forms, participating in managed care, or practicing in treatment settings requiring formalized goals and treatment objectives. The Therapist's Guide provides basic information on all major mental disorders. Treatment goals, objectives, and techniques are presented in an easy-to-read outline form for each specific disorder. Separate chapters discuss skill building exercises relevant across a wide range of disorders, for example assertiveness training. The book is divided into four sections. Section I lists all major psychological disorders. Each disorder heading includes a brief paragraph discussing diagnostic criteria and general treatment goals, followed by specific treatment techniques to fulfillthese goals. Section II discusses how to anticipate and treat special circumstances across disorders, such as suicidal tendencies, dangerousness, and treating the disabled. Section III identifies skills useful in treating a variety of different disorders.These skills include stress management, relaxation exercises, problem-solving, and assertiveness training. Section IV provides a wcompendium of professional practice forms, for both clinical and business use. Key Features * Outlines treatment goals and objectives for DSM-IV diagnoses * Outlines for assessing special circumstances * Offers skill building resources to supplement treatment * Provides samples for a wide range of business and clinical forms

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Sexual Disorders
59
Psychological Factors Affecting Physical Condition
65
Chapter 2
85
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Stacy Johnson, fascinated all his life by the power of money, has worked as an accountant, a stockbroker for E. F. Hutton, and a vice president and branch manager for Prudential Securities, advising hundreds of people on financial security. In 1991, Johnson began producing, writing, and starring in the highly successful television news series "Money Talks,

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