Therapist's Guide to Clinical Intervention, Second Edition: The 1-2-3's of Treatment Planning (Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional)
Therapist's Guide to Clinical Intervention, Second Edition is a must-have reference for clinicians completing insurance forms, participating in managed care, or practicing in treatment settings requiring formalized goals and treatment objectives. This practical, hands-on handbook outlines treatment goals and objectives for each type of psychopathology as defined by the diagnostic and statistical manual by the American Psychiatric Association, identifies skill-building resources, and provides samples of all major professional forms.
With over 30% new information, this new edition covers a variety of new special assessments including domestic violence, phobias, eating disorders, adult ADHD, and outpatient progress. New skill-building resources focus on surviving holiday blues, improving communication, overcoming shyness, teaching couples to fight "fair", surviving divorce, successful stepfamilies, managing anger, coping with post traumatic stress, and more. Additional professional forms have been added including treatment plans, a brief mental health evaluation, parent's questionnaire, and a contract for providing service for people with no insurance.
In a practical hands-on approach, this handbook: * Outlines treatment goals and objectives for DSM-IV diagnoses * Provides outlines for assessing special circumstances * Offers skill building resources to supplement treatment * Provides samples for a wide range of business and clinical forms
* Outlines treatment goals and objectives for DSM-IV diagnoses * Outlines for assessing special circumstances * Offers skill building resources to supplement treatment * Provides samples for a wide range of business and clinical forms
Thorough, practical and ethical guide.
By A Customer - May 6, 1999
The Therapist's Guide to Clinical InterventionThe 123's of Treatment Planning is a timely resource for therapists in the age of managed care. This is a pragmatic and helpful reference for conceptualizing and writing treatment plans that should meet insurance, managed care, and national quality guidelines. There are descriptions of major DSM-IV disorder groups, along with general treatment goals and accompanying objectives for consideration. These plans are from a cognitive behavioral viewpoint. For graduate students, this first section will provide guidelines for treatment planning. For experienced professionals, it will provide reminders, help fill in some blanks, and encourage the use of some new techniques. The second section is on the clinical assessment of special circumstances. The red flag issues of suicide, homicide and grave disability assessments are covered in a succinct and straight forward manner. This is an excellent review for post doctorates... read more
An excellent tool for the new therapist.
By A Customer - April 9, 1999
Sharon Johnson provides a valuable service to graduate students in counseling or clinical psychology with publication of the Therapist's Guide to Clinical Intervention: The 1-2-3's of Treatment Planning. I recommend this volume to my graduate students in psychology who are preparing for a professional milestone such as a comprehensive exam or licensing interview. Several year's worth of detailed knowledge is presented clearly and succinctly in this compact, practical overview of "everything you thought you knew about psychotherapy but can't call to mind just now". We recently added the Therapist's Guide to Clinical Intervention as a required text for our graduate course in Advanced Individual Psychotherapy, and the students are grateful to learn of such a direct, practical guide to standard practices, diagnostic criteria, and documentation. Because it is designed as a handy reference, the Therapist's Guide to Clinical Intervention does not cover every style of... read more
Great for Cert or Re-Cert, but "Therapy Light"
By Rodger Garrett "SighKoBlahGrr" - June 14, 2010
This =is= a terrific text for certification and re-certification preparation... albeit with some caveats. Most of what Johnson has pulled together =is= "good stuff," as far as it goes. But there's a lot that isn't included, and some of what is included is more in the nature of "good ideas" than truly evidence-based treatment.
I'm also forced to agree with some of the one-, two- and three-star-giving reviewers that the book =is= poorly organized, even if it flows fairly well from one topic to the next, but for me, that's less of an issue than some of it's recommendations and many of it's fairly obvious exclusions.
Johnson's training appears to have occured at the apogee of the cognitive-behavioral and family systems eras. Her notions of therapy are essentially behavioristic and/or cognitive, which is fine, but only insofar as what those approaches to therapy can accomplish. Which makes TG2CI a sort of "therapy light" if one is up against a personality-disordered... read more
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