The Mental Health Desk Reference: A Practice-Based Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Professional Ethics

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Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel, R. Elliott Ingersoll
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 22, 2002 - Psychology - 450 pages
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A practical, easy-to-use, and comprehensive reference for mental health professionals

The Mental Health Desk Reference is the ultimate guide to effective and responsible mental health practice. It provides authoritative, concise, and up-to-date information from more than seventy experts regarding diagnosis, treatment, and ethics of practice. Each entry summarizes key constructs and terminology associated with the topic, major findings from research, and specific recommendations on theory and practice. Important topics covered include:
* Adjustment disorders and life stress
* Diagnosis and treatment of adults
* Diagnosis and treatment of children
* Crisis intervention
* Diverse populations
* Group and family interventions
* Practice management
* Professional issues
* Ethical and legal issues
* Professional resources

These detailed, readable entries-based on the most extensive and reliable research available-form a comprehensive, straightforward, and quick-reference resource applicable to practitioners across every field in mental health. The Mental Health Desk Reference is the single resource no mental health professional can afford to be without.

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Part II Diagnosis and Treatment of Adults with Mental and Emotional Disorders
Part III Diagnosis and Treatment of Children with Mental and Emotional Disorders
Part IV Crisis Intervention Issues
Part V Counseling Diverse Populations
Part VI Group and Family Intervetnions
Part VII Practice Management
Part VIII Personal Care and Interprofessional Relations Coping with the Demands of the Profession
Part IX Ethical and Legal Issues
Appendix Ethics Codes and Guidelines in Mental Health Disciplines
Author Index
Subject Index

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ELIZABETH REYNOLDS WELFEL, PhD, is Professor of Counseling at Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio.

R. ELLIOTT INGERSOLL, PhD, is Associate Professor of Counseling at Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio.

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