Psychologists' Desk Reference

Psychologists' Desk Reference

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Here is the revised and expanded edition of the indispensable companion for every mental health practitioner. Improved over the first edition by input and feedback from clinicians and program directors, the Psychologists' Desk Reference, 2nd Edition presents an even larger variety of information required in daily practice in one easy-to-use resource. Covering the entire spectrum of practice issues - from diagnostic codes, practice guidelines, treatment principles, and report checklists, to insight and advice from today's most respected clinicians - this peerless reference gives fingertip access to the entire range of current knowledge. Intended for use by all mental health professionals, the Desk Reference covers assessment and diagnosis, testing and psychometrics, treatment and psychotherapy, ethical and legal issues, practice management and insurance, and professional resources. Chapters have been clearly written by master clinicians and include easy-to-read checklists and tables as well as helpful advice.
Filled with information psychologists use everyday, the Psychologists' Desk Reference, Second Edition will be the most important and widely used volume in the library of psychologists, social workers, and counsellors everywhere.
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  • Hardback | 758 pages
  • 180.34 x 256.54 x 58.42mm | 1,519.53g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 4 line illustrations
  • 019516606X
  • 9780195166064
  • 485,585

About Gerald P. Koocher

Gerald P. Koocher, PhD, is Professor and Dean of the School for Health Studies at Simmons College (Boston). From 1971 through 2001 he served successively as an intern, post-doctoral fellow, and ultimately as Chief of Psychology at Boston's Children't Hospital and Judge Baker Children's Center. During this period he also served as a full time faculty member (Associate Professor) at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Koocher is a fellow of twelve divisions of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the only psychologist to have earned five specialty diplomas from the American Boards of Professional Psychology (Clinical, Clinical Child/Adolescent, Family, Forensic, and Health Psychology). He is currently Editor of the journal Ethics and Behavior and previously served as Editor of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology and The Clinical Psychologist. He has published more than 150 articles and book chapters and authored or edited eight books.
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"This reference gives fingertip access to the entire range of current knowledge. Chapters have been written by master clinicians and include easy-to-read checklists and valuable Internet sites, as well as practical advice."--ADOLESCENCE
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Table of contents

PART 1: ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS; 1. Lifetime prevalence of mental disorders in the general population; 2. Mental status examination; 3. Improving diagnostic and clinical interviewing; 4. The multimodal life history inventory; 5. Increasing the accuracy of clinical judgement (and thereby treatment effectiveness); 6. Developmental neuropsychological assessment; 7. Adult neuropsychological assessment; 8. Assessment and intervention for executive dysfunction; 9. Child and adolescent diagnosis with DSM-IV; 10. Formulating diagnostic impressions with ethnic and racial minority children using the DSM-IV-TR; 11. Medical evaluation of children with behavioural or developmental disorders; 12. Interviewing parents; 13. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder through the life span; 14. Assessment of suicidal risk; 15. Assessment of malingering on psychological measures; 16. Identification and assessment of alcohol abuse; 17. Measures of acculturation; 18. DSM-IV-TR classification system; 19. A practical guide for the use of the global assessment of functioning (GAF) scale of the DSM-IV-TR; 20. Assessment of character strengths; PART 2: PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING; 21. 50 widely used psychological tests; 22. Sources of information about psychological tests; 23. Publishers of psychological and psychoeducational tests; 24. Types of test scores and their percentile equivalents; 25. Assessing the quality of a psychological testing report; 26. Child behaviour observations; 27. Measures of children's psychological development; 28. Assessing MMPI-2 profile validity; 29. Clinical scales of the MMPI-2; 30. Supplementary scales of the MMPI-2; 31. Characteristics of high and low scores on the MMPI-2 clinical scales; 32. Empirical interpretation of the MMPI-2 codetypes; 33. Millon clinical multiaxial inventory (MCMI-III); 34. Millon Adolescent clinical inventory (MACI); 35. Thumbnail guide to the Rorschach method; 36. Rorschach assessment: Questions and reservations; 37. Rorschach assessment: Scientific status and clinical utility; PART 3: INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOTHERAPY AND TREATMENT; 38. Patients' rights in psychotherapy; 39. Compendium of empirically supported therapies; 40. Compendium of psychotherapy treatment manuals; 41. Compendium of empirically supported therapy relationships; 42. Enhancing adherence; 43. Methods to reduce and counter resistance in psychotherapy; 44. Repairing ruptures in the therapeutic alliance; 45. Systematic assessment and treatment matching; 46. Stages of change: Prescriptive guidelines; 47. Psychotherapy treatment plan writing; 48. Key principles in the assessment of psychotherapy outcome; 49. Treatment and management of the suicidal patient; 50. Crisis intervention; 51. Impact of disasters; 52. Principles in the treatment of borderline personality disorder; 53. Psychotherapy with reluctant and involuntary clients; 54. Treatment matching in substance abuse; 55. Motivational interviewing; 56. Anxiety/anger management training; 57. Psychological interventions in adult disease management; 58. Assessing and treating normative male alexithymia; 59. Assessing and treating male sexual dysfunction; 60. Assessing and treating female sexual dysfunction; 61. Assessing and reducing risk of infection with the human immunodeficiency virus; 62. Guidelines for treating women in psychotherapy; 63. Assessment and treatment of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals; 64. Psychotherapy with older adults; 65. Refusal skills training; 66. Sexual feelings, actions and dilemmas in psychotherapy; 67. Six steps to improve psychotherapy homework compliance; 68. Stimulus control instructions for the treatment of insomnia; 69. Parent management training for childhood behaviour disorders; 70. Hypnosis and relaxation scripting; 71. Working with the religiously committed client; 72. Psychotherapy with cognitively impaired adults; 73. Early termination and referral of clients in psychotherapy; 74. Guidelines for relapse prevention; 75. Guidelines for terminating psychotherapy; PART 4: COUPLES, FAMILY AND GROUP TREATMENT; 76. Choice of treatment format; 77. Genograms in assessment and therapy; 78. Guidelines for conducting couple and family therapy; 79. Treating high-conflict couples; 80. Treatment of marital infidelity; 81. Group psychotherapy: An interpersonal approach; 82. Psychoeducational group treatment; PART 5: CHILD AND ADOLESCENT TREATMENT; 83. Principles of treatment with the behaviourally disordered child; 84. Psychological interventions in childhood chronic illness; 85. Methods to engage the reluctant adolescent; 86. The APSAC study guides; 87. Interviewing children when sexual abuse is suspected; 88. Treatment of child sexual abuse; PART 6: BIOLOGY AND PHARMACOTHERAPY; 89. Normal medical laboratory values and measurement conversions; 90. Use of height and weight assessment tools; 91. Medical conditions that may present as psychological disorders; 92. Adult psychopharmacology 1: Common usage; 93. Adult psychopharmacology 2: Side effects and warnings; 94. Pediatric psychopharmacology; 95. Dietary supplements and psychological functioning; 96. Common drugs of abuse; PART 7: SELF-HELP RESOURCES; 97. Top internet sites for psychologists and their clients; 98. Highly rated self-help books and autobiographies; 99. Popular films portraying mental disorders; 100. Facilitating client involvement in self-help groups; 101. National self-help groups and organizations; 102. Known and unproven herbal treatments for psychological disorders; PART 8: ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES; 103. Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct (2002); 104. Privacy, confidentiality, and privilege; 105. Involuntary psychiatric hospitalization (civil commitment): Adult and child; 106. Physical restraint and seclusion: regulations and standards; 107. Basic principles for dealing with legal liability risk situations; 108. Defending against legal complaints; 109. Dealing with licensing board and ethics complaints; 110. Dealing with subpoenas; 111. Glossary of legal terms of special interest in mental health practice; 112. Fifteen hints on money matters and related ethical issues; 113. How to confront an unethical colleague; 114. Confidentiality and the duty to protect; PART 9: FORENSIC MATTERS; 115. Forensic evaluations and testimony; 116. Forensic evaluation online; 117. Forensic referrals checklist; 118. Expert testimony in depositions; 119. Forensic assessment instruments; 120. Evaluation of competency to stand trial; 121. A model for clinical decision making with dangerous patients; 122. Principles for conducting a comprehensive child custody evaluation; 123. Recognizing, assisting, and reporting the impaired psychologist; 124. Essential features of professional liability insurance; PART 10: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT; 125. Sample psychotherapist-patient contract; 126. Fundamentals of the HIPAA privacy rule; 127. Basic elements of consent; 128. Basic elements of release forms; 129. Prototype mental health records; 130. Utilization review checklist; 131. Contracting with managed care organizations; 132. Billing issues; 133. Psychologists' fees and incomes; 134. Establishing a consultation agreement; 135. Computerized billing and office management programmes; PART 11: PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES; 136. Therapist self-care checklist; 137. Conducting effective clinical supervision; 138. Guide to interacting with the media; 139. Common clinical abbreviations and symbols; 140. Major professional associations; Index; What do you want in the next edition?
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