Selecting Effective Treatments: A Comprehensive, Systematic Guide to Treating Mental Disorders

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 28, 2007 - Psychology - 627 pages
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This thoroughly revised and updated version of Linda Seligman's classic book, Selecting Effective Treatments, presents a comprehensive, systematic research-based approach to the diagnosis and treatment of all the major mental disorders found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. This third edition includes the most current information and expands the understanding of pervasive developmental disorders, bipolar disorder, disorders of childhood, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, and eating disorders. In addition, the book expands on the sections that deal with the treatment of depression, borderline personality disorder, and more. This important resource also includes new information on assessment, the treatment of dual diagnosis, the spectrum concept of mental disorders, suicide risk factors, and new approaches to treatment.

Filled with numerous illustrative case studies and helpful examples, the book organizes the relevant current literature on the treatment of the major mental disorders into a carefully structured format that helps clinicians to quickly assess the client and confidently develop treatment plans that are likely to succeed. Selecting Effective Treatments enables therapists to assess their level of effectiveness, increase accountability, work more effectively in today's managed care environment, and improve the overall quality of their work.

Praise for the Prior Edition

"The clear linkage of complex research-based diagnoses with practical therapeutic interventions is best spelled out in this book! There is nothing better to read on this subject—a must for all professionals and students in the mental health field."
—Fred Bemak, professor, counseling and development, College of Education and Human Development, George Mason University

"Dr. Linda Seligman's book is an outstanding reference for all mental health professionals. This excellent revision, with the new chapter dealing with children, insures that diagnosis and treatment are considered within a truly lifespan approach."
—Thomas H. Hohenshil, Ph.D., professor of counselor education and psychology, Virginia Tech

"Linda Seligman, professor, practitioner, and researcher, shows her skill in connecting diagnosis to treatment. She writes in a way that is down-to-earth and user-friendly. This information will enable counselors and therapists to increase both their efficiency and their effectiveness and thus remain viable members of the helping professions in the twenty-first century."
—Robert E. Wubbolding, Ed.D., professor, Counseling Programs, Xavier University


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Effectiveness of Psychotherapy Determinants of Treatment Outcome An Integrated
Situationally Precipitated Disorders and Conditions
Anxiety Disorders
Disorders of Behavior and Impulse Control
ders Eating Disorders Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders ImpulseControl
and Other Cognitive Disorders Mental Disorders Due to a General Medical Condition
The Future of Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Influences Recommended Reading
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Linda Seligman is emeritus professor of counseling and development in the Graduate School of Education, George Mason University, in Fairfax, Virginia, where she also directed the University's Community Agency Counseling Program. She is also director of the Center for Counseling and Consultation, a private practice in Bethesda, Maryland.

Lourie W. Reichenberg is a licensed professional counselor in private practice in Falls Church, Virginia, and an adjunct faculty member in the School of Education and Human Services, Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia.

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