A Therapist's Guide to Understanding Common Medical Conditions: Addressing a Client's Mental and Physical Health

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2008 - Medical - 363 pages
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People seeking therapy for mental health issues often also have medical problems such as diabetes, AIDS, asthma, or heart conditions. As a therapist, should you ignore the medical conditions that your clients may have, and simply stick to what you're trained in, healing the mind and not focusing on medical or bodily issues? Or, should you inquire about any medical issues during intake and give them full attention? As a non-medically trained practitioner, how much should you really be expected to know about these issues? These answers and more can be found in this book. Geared specifically to nonmedically trained mental health professionals, it gives practitioners a better understanding of exactly how physical health issues play out in the context of mental health issues, equipping clinicians with the information necessary to more effectively create and manage a comprehensive psychotherapeutic treatment regimen.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
26
Section 4
32
Section 5
51
Section 6
62
Section 7
70
Section 8
71
Section 13
119
Section 14
130
Section 15
132
Section 16
139
Section 17
165
Section 18
189
Section 19
205
Section 20
221

Section 9
80
Section 10
95
Section 11
100
Section 12
115
Section 21
239
Section 22
240
Section 23
267
Section 24
273

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About the author (2008)

Andrew Kolbasovsky, Psy.D., is director of clinical development at HIP Health Plan of New York. He lives in Old Bridge, New Jersey.

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