Practical guide to DSM-IV diagnosis & treatment

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Cole Communications, 1998 - Medical - 173 pages
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Clinical guide to understanding all psychiatric disorders of the DSM-IV with established treatment plans & interventions. A text that teaches theory & practical application. Designed to increase clinical skills in: assessment, diagnosis (all major categories with codes), treatment planning, brief/longer term interventions, competency building in treating varied populations. This comprehensive training book includes: all diagnostic categories explained in detail from etiology, symptoms, pharmacology, prognosis, treatment planning & interventions. Special bonus topic sections: Mental Status Exam, Cole Multidimensional Assessment, Suicide Checklist, dual diagnosis, bereavement, transference/countertransference, child abuse, domestic violence, cultural awareness, adoption triad, & step families. Comprehensive & thorough presentation of sound, ethical & safe approaches to treatment from a psychosocial/psychodynamic perspective. An enormous aid for professors addressing the core elements of clinical practice & direct application principles. Filled with numerous vignettes to illustrate various content & pose specific topic-related questions. Vignettes of varying levels & complexities: crisis issues, diagnostic presentation & cultural diversity. Used by the California Medicare Planning Committee in establishing the new 1997 "Medical Necessity" guidelines. Used nationally for clinical license exam preparation. Mainstay of any clinical library, for any level practitioner. Readily accessible for reference or field placements/jobs in any therapeutic setting.

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