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Guidelines for the systematic treatment of the depressed patient [electronic resource] /
Larry E. Beutler, John F. Clarkin, Bruce Bongar.
imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
description
viii, 455 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0195105303 (alk. paper), 9780195105308 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
isbn
0195105303 (alk. paper)
9780195105308 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
9980031
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 387-436) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Larry E. Beutler is Professor and former Director of the Counseling/Clinical School of Psychology Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also former International President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research. John F. Clarkin is Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Bruce Bongar is Professor of Psychology at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology and Consulting Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"The current volume reflects an extension of the authors' long-standing clinical and research involvement in systematically selecting the optimal treatment for any given patient. This book reflects their firsthand experience with depressed patients, within both clinical research contexts. In addition to evaluating the research methodology that has been used to study treatment efficacy, the book also contains an invaluable review of what is known both theoretically and empirically about depression and its treatment. In this book, the authors provide us with a creative blending of research and practice. There is much in this volume to which clinicians can relate. The appeal of this book is very clear: If you are a practitioner who wants to be informed by research or a researcher who wants to stay close to clinical reality, this book deserves a very special place on your bookshelf." -- Marvin Goldfried, Psychotherapy Research, 11(2) 2001
"The current volume reflects an extension of the authors' long-standing clinical and research involvement in systematically selecting the optimal treatment for any given patient. This book reflects their firsthand experience with depressed patients, within both clinical research contexts. Inaddition to evaluating the research methodology that has been used to study treatment efficacy, the book also contains an invaluable review of what is known both theoretically and empirically about depression and its treatment. In this book, the authors provide us with a creative blending ofresearch and practice. There is much in this volume to which clinicians can relate. The appeal of this book is very clear: If you are a practitioner who wants to be informed by research or a researcher who wants to stay close to clinical reality, this book deserves a very special place on yourbookshelf." -- Marvin Goldfried, Psychotherapy Research, 11(2) 2001
"The current volume reflects an extension of the authors' long-standingclinical and research involvement in systematically selecting the optimaltreatment for any given patient. This book reflects their firsthand experiencewith depressed patients, within both clinical research contexts. In addition toevaluating the research methodology that has been used to study treatmentefficacy, the book also contains an invaluable review of what is known boththeoretically and empirically about depression and its treatment. In this book,the authors provide us with a creative blending of research and practice. Thereis much in this volume to which clinicians can relate. The appeal of this bookis very clear: If you are a practitioner who wants to be informed by research ora researcher who wants to stay close to clinical reality, this book deserves avery special place on your bookshelf." -- Marvin Goldfried, PsychotherapyResearch, 11(2) 2001
"The current volume reflects an extension of the authors' long-standing clinical and research involvement in systematically selecting the optimal treatment for any given patient. This book reflects their firsthand experience with depressed patients, within both clinical research contexts. In addition to evaluating the research methodology that has been used to study treatment efficacy, the book also contains an invaluable review of what is known both theoretically and empirically about depression and its treatment. In this book, the authors provide us with a creative blending of research and practice. There is much in this volume to which clinicians can relate. The appeal of this book is very clear: If you are a practitioner who wants to be informed by research or a researcher who wants to stay close to clinical reality, this book deserves a very special place on your bookshelf." --Marvin Goldfried, Psychotherapy Research, 11(2) 2001
Part I: Introduction to Treatment Guidelines 1. The Context of Contemporary Practice 2. The Nature of Current Guidelines Part II: Guidelines for Treatment Relevant Assessment 3. Treatment Relevant Assessment 4. Issues in Treatment Relevant Assessment 5. Integrating and Economizing Treatment Relevant Assessment Part III: Guidelines Management and Treatment 6. Reasonable and Basic Treatment Guidelines 7. Guidelines for Optimal and Enhanced Treatment Part IV: The Nature of Depression 8. The Significance of the Problem of Depression 9. Concepts from Basic Research on Depression Part V: Contemporary Treatment Models 10. Treatment Benefit Research Issues 11. Benefits of Treatment: What Works 12. Structuring Treatment: From Managed Care to Therapy Manuals 13. Models of Treatment in Clinical Practice
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This guidebook on depression aims to extend the scope of available treatments beyond the medical perspective and to introduce a more prominent role for a psychological perspective.
Long Description
From initial consultation to termination of treatment, psychologists and other mental health practitioners make a series of crucial decisions to determine the progress and therapy of the patient. These decisions have varied implications such as the clinical course of the patient, the efficacy and efficiency of the treatment, and the cost of the sessions. Thus, the decisions made by mental health professionals need to be accurate and consistent, respecting a series of guidelines that will ultimately benefit the patient. This is the first in a series of guidebooks that is designed to do just that by providing practitioners with some structure in the development of treatment programmes. Previous guidelines have been based on consensus panels of experts or on the opinions of membership groups, causing guidelines to be very far off from the findings of empirical research. Here, guidelines are presented in terms of treatment principles rather than in terms of specific treatment models or theories, and they do not favour one theory of psychotherapy over another. Instead, they define strategies and considerations that can be woven into comprehensive treatment programmes. The entire series of guidebooks will cover numerous topics, including anxiety disorders, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, and treatment of serious mental disorders. This volume will cover in detail the nature of depression, issues in treatment research, contemporary treatments, and implications for education and training. It is ideal for postgraduates and professionals in the mental health field and is intended to provide important background on treatment of non-bipolar depressive disorders.
Main Description
From initial consultation to termination of treatment, psychologists and other mental health practitioners make a series of crucial decisions to determine the progress and therapy of the patient. These decisions have varied implications such as the clinical course of the patient, the efficacyand efficiency of the treatment, and the cost of the sessions. Thus, the decisions made by mental health professionals need to be accurate and consistent, respecting a series of guidelines that will ultimately benefit the patient. This is the first in a series of guidebooks that is designed to dojust that by providing practitioners with some structure in the development of treatment programs. Previous guidelines have been based on consensus panels of experts or on the opinions of membership groups, causing guidelines to be very far off from the findings of empirical research. Here,guidelines are presented in terms of treatment principles rather than in terms of specific treatment models or theories, and they do not favor one theory of psychotherapy over another. Instead, they define strategies and considerations that can be woven into comprehensive treatment programs. Theentire series of guidebooks will cover numerous topics, including anxiety disorders, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, and treatment of serious mental disorders. This volume will cover in detail the nature of depression, issues in treatment research, contemporary treatments, and implications for educationand training. It is ideal for postgraduates and professionals in the mental health field and is intended to provide important background on treatment of non-bipolar depressive disorders.
Main Description
From initial consultation to termination of treatment, psychologists and other mental health practitioners make a series of crucial decisions to determine the progress and therapy of the patient. These decisions have varied implications such as the clinical course of the patient, the efficacy and efficiency of the treatment, and the cost of the sessions. Thus, the decisions made by mental health professionals need to be accurate and consistent, respecting a series of guidelines that will ultimately benefit the patient. This is the first in a series of guidebooks that is designed to do just that by providing practitioners with some structure in the development of treatment programs. Previous guidelines have been based on consensus panels of experts or on the opinions of membership groups, causing guidelines to be very far off from the findings of empirical research. Here, guidelines are presented in terms of treatment principles rather than in terms of specific treatment models or theories, and they do not favor one theory of psychotherapy over another. Instead, they define strategies and considerations that can be woven into comprehensive treatment programs. The entire series of guidebooks will cover numerous topics, including anxiety disorders, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, and treatment of serious mental disorders. This volume will cover in detail the nature of depression, issues in treatment research, contemporary treatments, and implications for education and training. It is ideal for postgraduates and professionals in the mental health field and is intended to provide important background on treatment of non-bipolar depressive disorders.
Main Description
This essential volume covers in detail the nature of depression, issues in treatment research, contemporary treatments, and implications for education and training. It provides important background information on the treatment of non-bipolar depressive disorders.
Unpaid Annotation
The first in a series which presents program development guidelines that are formulated on the basis of treatment principles rather than in terms of specific treatment models or theories. Beginning with hypotheses that the authors feel are validated by empirical research, this volume offers assessment and treatment guidelines for depression. Guidelines presented include both general ones that can be constructed as routine decisions managed by health care managers, and optimal guidelines that involve the need for special training, monitoring, and oversight for the clinician overseeing programs.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Treatment Guidelines
Essentials of Treatment Guidelinesp. 3
Nature of Current Treatment Guidelinesp. 19
Guidelines for Treatment-Relevant Assessment
Identifying Treatment-Relevant Dimensionsp. 31
Issues in Treatment-Relevant Assessmentp. 114
Integrating and Economizing Treatment-Relevant Assessmentp. 143
Guidelines for Management and Treatment
Reasonable and Basic Treatment Guidelinesp. 171
Guidelines for Optimal and Enhanced Treatmentp. 186
The Nature of Depression
Significance of the Problem of Depressionp. 211
Concepts from Basic Research on Depressionp. 231
Contemporary Treatment Models
Treatment Benefit: Research Issuesp. 261
Benefits of Treatment: What Worksp. 290
Structuring Treatment: From Managed Care to Treatment Manualsp. 312
Models of Treatment in Clinical Practicep. 333
Implications for Education and Training
Issues in the Continuing Development of Treatment Guidelinesp. 373
Bibliographyp. 387
Indexp. 437
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