Behavioral Management Guide: Essential Treatment Strategies for the Psychotherapy of Children, Their Parents, and Families : a Special Treatment Plan for Critical Incident Stress Management

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J. Aronson, 2002 - Psychology - 587 pages
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Now, more than ever, therapists need the time and energy to heal their young clients. Rather than prove on paper that they need healing, we need to single out what is important and look for clear, solution-focused answers in the here and now. We must help our children learn how to live with the fear and uncertainty of today's world, and provide them with the tools to deal with stress. The Behavioral Management Guide is designed to help therapists develop comprehensive treatment plans for the disorders of every child they are working with, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Critical Incident Stress, and Bereavement. For example, it offers therapists guidelines for helping patients avoid hazards when grieving and, using a self-actualization developmental model, rise from the ashes of grief. This book ensures a smooth relationship with behavioral case managers. It will not only help in generating optimal treatment certification and authorization for your clients, but will help in the everyday task of writing chart notes which most practitioners despise, but are required by state law and the regulations of managed care companies. This manual will help the therapist document everything from the first phone call to the final discharge summary. Using this book as a guide, all a practitioner now needs to do for each client is to diagnose the problem, copy the treatment plan from the book, and place it in the client's chart. It's all there: the behavioral symptoms; other diagnostic possibilities; the objectives of treatment and short-term behavioral goals as well as the therapist's interventions to meet them. The plan even includes space to enter a summary of the session with room for your signature, as required, at the bottom of each page. Each diagnosis has been carefully researched and matched with the appropriate interventions for treating children. The Behavioral Management Guide can also be used as a teaching manual to train therapists on what to do in the treatment room, and to help seaso

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Contents

The Paper Trail
9
Behavior Disorders
19
Communication Disorders
44
Elimination Disorders
57
Learning Disorders
68
Development Disorders
80
Selective Mutism
91
Separation Anxiety Disorder
100
Impulse Control Disorders
316
Personality Disorders
327
Problems Related to Abuse or Neglect
364
Relational Problems
377
Sleep Disorders
397
Behavioral Techniques
427
Therapeutic Games
474
Bibliotherapy
497

Anxiety Disorders
115
Bipolar Disorders
203
Depressive Disorders
228
Dissociative Disorders
243
Eating Disorders
260
Factitious Disorders
283
General Medical Conditions 304
294
SelfHelp Groups
520
Insurance Forms
529
Practice Management Reports
545
Glossary of Managed Care Terms
556
Resources for Providers
563
References
574
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About the author (2002)

Muriel Prince Warren, DSW, ACSW, is a psychotherapist, author, and educator. She is the Executive Director of the Psychoanalytic Center for Communicative Education as well as a senior training and supervising analyst there. She is past president of the International Society for Communicative Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, where she has received many awards for excellence.

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