Problem-based Behavioral Science and Psychiatry

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Daniel Alicata, Negar Jacobs, Anthony Guerrero, Melissa Piasecki
Springer International Publishing, Aug 8, 2016 - Medical - 617 pages

The Second Edition of this highly practical volume brings a problem-based learning (PBL) approach to psychology and psychiatry for treating medical patients in primary and specialty settings. It supplies a robust framework for conceptualizing cases, complete with PBL methods for clinical reasoning and gaining critical insights, and applying knowledge learned to actual patient situations. In addition to the book’s skill-building toolkit, exercises involving detailed case examples anticipate situations readers will face when clients present with complex diagnoses and multilayered histories. This integrative method of learning and application helps readers develop therapy that is effective, culturally and ethically sound, and medically appropriate.

Included in the coverage:

  • Effects of early experience on brain and body.
  • Adaptation and coping in a medical setting.
  • Healthcare 101 and systems-based practice.
  • Basic principles of evaluation: interviewing, Mental Status Examination, differential diagnosis, and treatment planning.
  • Death, dying, and end-of-life care.
  • Plus specific chapters focusing on anxiety, personality, addictive, neurocognitive, sexual, sleep/wake, and other disorders.

Its emphasis on real-world interactions between mental and medical health systems makes the Second Edition of Problem-Based Behavioral Science and Psychiatry a go-to resource for medical students as well as psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and clinical social workers working in medical settings.

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About the author (2016)

Dr. Alicata is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Associate Training Director of the Child and Adolescent Residency Training Program at the University of Hawai'i, John A. Burns School of Medicine. He has published in the areas of neuroimaging, youth addiction and the integration of telemental health in education, training and rural workforce development.

Dr. N. Nicole Jacobs is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. She serves as the Behavioral Science Coordinator and is the Co-Director of the Practice of Medicine Block. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Washington in Seattle and earned her graduate degrees at the University of Nevada in Reno. She completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Veteran’s Affairs Sierra Nevada Health Care System in Reno, Nevada. Her areas of special interest include development and delivery of evidence-based treatments, integrated medical student and resident education, behavioral health care with a focus on behavioral medicine and the delivery of behavioral health care in primary care settings, addictive disorders, infertility, implicit bias, and cross-cultural issues.

Dr. Guerrero is Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, and Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division and Residency Training Program at the University of Hawai'i John A. Burns School of Medicine. He has published in the areas of medical student education and problem-based learning, Asian and Pacific Islander mental health, and the interface between primary care and psychiatry.

Dr. Melissa Piasecki is a professor of psychiatry and the Executive Associate Dean at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. She is also on faculty at the National Judicial College. Her specialty is forensic psychiatry. She earned her bachelor’s degree and her M.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her psychiatry residency at the University of Vermont and her forensic psychiatry fellowship at the University of Hawaii. She teaches psychiatry, the neuroscience of addiction, and forensic psychiatry to medical students, medical residents, and legal professionals. She is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and is a member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.

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