Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2008 - Medical - 425 pages
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Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse provides the nurse psychotherapist with a useful "how-to" primer that contains practical techniques and interventions without a lot of theoretical jargon. Topics include the basics of psychotherapy, from how to respond to a patient's initial call to termination of care. Selected approaches, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic psychotherapy are highlighted with discussion of evidence-base research. Specific techniques for working with commonly seen patient populations that require special consideration: those who have experienced trauma, children, and older adults are included. In addition, how to integrate psychopharmacology and psychotherapy is discussed in detail.

  • A straightforward approach to psychotherapy using a holistic nursing framework.
  • Latest findings on the neurophysiology of psychotherapy including research on attachment, therapeutic relationships, and trauma.
  • Evidence-based research for all approaches and populations discussed.
  • Provides treatment hierarchy for decision making in selecting strategies for treatment from the initial contact and assessment to termination.
  • Step-by-step guide to building the nurse-patient relationship in order to achieve quality outcomes. Includes detailed instructions on therapeutic communication techniques.
  • Detailed instructions teach you how to use the latest therapeutic communication techniques.
  • Includes all patient populations from children to the older adult with special emphasis on working with traumatized patients.
  • Comprehensive appendices provide quick access to helpful forms and diagnostic tools specific to psychotherapy nursing practice.
 

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Contents

GETTING STARTED
3
The Neurophysiology of Psychotherapy
27
The Initial Contact and Therapeutic Communication
57
Assessment and Diagnosis
81
The Frame and Working Toward Change
114
PSYCHOTHERAPY APPROACHES AND CONSIDERATIONS 175
177
Interpersonal Psychotherapy
203
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
222
Psychopharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy
249
PSYCHOTHERAPY WITH SPECIAL POPULATIONS 279
281
Processing Trauma
310
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Kathleen Wheeler, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, APRN, FAAN, is a professor and coordinator of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program at Fairfi eld University School of Nursing in Fairfi eld, Connecticut. She has practiced as an advanced practice psychiatric nurse specializing in trauma for the past 30 years. She is certifi ed as a clinical specialist in adult psychiatric-mental healthnursing and a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. She has additional certifi cations in psychoanalysisand psychotherapy, hypnosis, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Dr. Wheeler served as co-chair of the national panel that developed the 2003 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Competencies and is the president of the EMDR International Association. The fi rst edition of her book, "Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse, was awarded an AJN Book of the Year Award and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association" (APNA) Media Award. She has also received awards from APNA for Excellence in Practice and Excellence in Education; is a distinguished alumna of Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing where she received her BSN; and is a Fellow in the American

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