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ISBN-10 0133775976ISBN-13 9780133775976
ISBN-10 0133740722ISBN-13 9780133740721
Author(s): Victoria E. Kress; Matthew J. Paylo
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2015 Pages: 576

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For courses graduate level courses in the diagnosis and/or treatment of mental disorders; any Masters’ level clinical courses; all practicum and internship courses; and for new counselors as a resource and reference

The authoritative reference on selecting and applying treatments for use in counseling and treating those with mental disorders.

In this comprehensive, authoritative resource, students and new counselors don’t just learn about the clinical issues, the DSM-5 system of diagnosis, and interventions that can be used in counseling and treating those with mental disorders, they see clearly how to proceed in treatment planning and how to implement treatment approaches and interventions. In it the authors present a conceptual framework model, I CAN START, which consists of case conceptualization components and addresses treatment planning from a strength-based, contextually sensitive perspective. The result is a highly practical resource that empowers counselors to thoughtfully and deliberately help their clients tackle their complex issues and difficulties.

This text presents a sound, comprehensive teaching and learning experience for instructors and students. Here’s how:

  • The ideal tool for treatment planning: This practical treatment planning text gives pre- and in-service counselors what they need to begin to help their clients with mental disorders.

  • Readers see what it’s like to apply various theories and treatments with clients: Case studies, creative Clinical Toolboxes, and Voices from the Trenches present real-life examples of critical counseling concepts and approaches.

  • A comfortable presentation of the material makes learning the issues easier and more familiar.

  • The most comprehensive, rigorous assimilation of all of the current treatment literature is included, along with a summary of any emerging approaches that may warrant further consideration and research.