by David F. O'Connell, Ph.D.
This resource will help you become a better dianostician and develop better treatment plans. Along with increasing your understanding of psychopathology and psychotherpay and decrease the frustration that can arise from a lack of understanding and planning.
Dual Disorders: Essentials for Assessment and Treatment is a practical handbook for the assessment and clinical management of patients with addiction and psychiatric disorders. Addictions counselors, prevention specialists, and chemical dependency nurses will use this book to understand the nature of psychiatric disorders and uncover valuable guidelines on their treatment and management in the context of primary addictions treatment. It includes an introduction to the rationale and clinical approaches of cognitive therapy; a special section on psychiatric medications; and coverage of mood, anxiety, psychotic, cognitive, eating, and personality disorders.elements of a comprehensive assessment of dual disorders
This manual contains information that is vital and fundamental to effective treatment. It fills a void in the training and education of addictions counselors, helping you become a better diagnostician, develop better treatment plans, and communicate more meaningfully with psychiatrists and other mental health professionals. It will also increase your understanding of psychopathology and psychotherapy and decrease the frustration that can arise from a lack of understanding and planning. Specifics that you need to know to do this are thoroughly covered, including:
clinical considerations in the treatment of the depressed addict
pitfalls of treating patients with personality disorders
the borderline patient--what to do and what not to do
the psychopathic patient--anticipating and effectively addressing manipulation
practical approaches in treating patients with eating disorders
effective treatment of sexual trauma
cognitive therapy approaches to treating dual disorders
what to expect when your patient is referred to a psychiatrist for psychotropic medication
Unlike other books on this topic, Dual Disorders: Essentials for Assessment and Treatment is not a summary of research on dual diagnosis nor an overview of general programmatic considerations in treatment delivery. Rather, it is directed specifically to addictions counselors involved in the day-to-day treatment of dually diagnosed patients, providing detailed descriptions of the major psychiatric disorders as well as useful guidelines and treatment approaches.
250 pages; 6 X 9;soft bound
ContentsChapter 1. Overview Chapter 2. Assessment Chapter 3. Mood Disorders Chapter 4. Anxiety Disorders Chapter 5. Schizophrenia Chapter 6. Cognitive Disorders Chapter 7. Eating Disorders Chapter 8. Antisocial Personality Disorder (Psychopathy) Chapter 9. Borderline Personality Disorder Chapter 10. Other Personality Disorders Chapter 11. Sexual Abuse Appendix A. Cognitive Therapy Approaches Appendix B. Medications Used to Treat Dual Disorders Appendix C. Selected Sample Treatment Plan Activities Reference Notes Included
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