Doing More With Less

Doing More With Less : Using Long-Term Skills in Short-Term Treatment

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Confronting the challenge to provide sound clinical treatment in brief therapy, this timely book will enrich the practices of all psychotherapists. Designed and arranged according to the DSM-IV diagnostic categories, each chapter addresses the short-term treatment of a specific condition or patient population. Starting from the premise that psychodynamically trained clinicians already possess the requisite skills to conduct short-term treatment, the editors demonstrate how to adapt these skills to a time-limited approach.
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  • Hardback | 445 pages
  • 163 x 239 x 38mm | 839g
  • Northvale NJ, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0765702967
  • 9780765702968

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In this expertly written work, short-term treatment is presented not as a treatment by default, but as a planned, rigorous framework for helping a wide range of clients. Using the overarching framework of Integrated Short-Term Treatment, each chapter begins with clinical requirements for determining when and with whom a short-term approach may be usefully employed, followed by vividly detailed case examples that illuminate the process from assessment through termination. Chapters focus on diverse clinical issues such as dementia and eating disorders and distinctive clinical populations like adolescents and the mentally retarded. Common characteristics and important differences in the use of a short-term approach are highlighted. This is an excellent book for all practitioners who desire a better understanding of the brief treatment process and its adaptation to a variety of client problems and clinical populations. -- Jerrold R. Brandell, Ph.D., Wayne State University School of Social Work; founding editor, Psychoanalytic Social Work This comprehensive volume will undoubtedly become an important text on short-term psychotherapy. The editors' integrated approach is applied to a wide variety of disorders with thoroughness and flexibility. It will be useful to beginning students and experienced clinicians alike. Clinical examples abound and provide clarity to each chapter. I highly recommend it. -- Arnold Winston M.D., Beth Israel Medical Center This truly innovative book effectively levels the playing field between psychoanalytic psychotherapy and the short-term demands of managed care. It brings together experts in psychotherapy, social work, and psychoanalysis to provide clinicians with the necessary skills to conduct well-informed, short-term treatment. It is an excellent training tool for all practitioners, and will help convert psychoanalytic training into the language of managed care. -- Muriel Prince Warren, D.S.W., author of Behavioral Managment author of Behavioral Management Guide
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About Barbara Dane

Barbara T. Dane, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical social worker and professional educator who has more than thirty years of experience in agency work, university teaching, private clinical practice, consulting, and training. She is currently associate professor of social work at the New York University Ehrenkranz School of Social Work, where she directs the post-master's certificate program. Dr. Dane received the faculty scholars' award in 1999 from the Soros Foundation's program on death in America. Dr. Dane maintains a private practice in New York City. Carol Tosone, Ph.D., is an associate professor and coordinator of the clinical group work area at the New York University Ehrenkranz School of Social Work. She is also a member of the residency training faculty at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Tosone serves as editor-in-chief of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and also serves on the editorial boards of Psychoanalytic Social Work and Social Work in Health Care. Dr. Tosone maintains a private practice in New York City. Alice Wolson, D.S.W., is a clinical assistant professor at the New York University Ehrenkranz School of Social Work. She is a graduate of Yeshiva University, and earned an analytic certificate from the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and a certificate in supervision of the psychoanalytic process from the Post-graduate Center for Mental Health. Dr. Wolson provides professional consultation to agencies, and maintains a private practice in Westchester.
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