Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders, Fourth Edition: A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual (Barlow: Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders)
With over 75,000 copies sold, this clinical guide and widely adopted text presents state-of-the-science guidelines for treating frequently encountered adult disorders. The Handbook is unique in its focus on evidence-based practice and its attention to the most pressing question asked by students and practitioners--"How do I do it?" Leading clinical researchers provide essential background knowledge on each problem, describe the conceptual and empirical bases of their respective approaches, and illustrate the nuts and bolts of evidence-based assessment and intervention. The new fourth edition is thoroughly revised and expanded to include the latest treatment innovations and empirical findings. New chapter topics include behavioral activation for depression, psychological treatments for positive symptoms of schizophrenia, and unified approaches to emotional disorders and eating disorders.
By a reader... - June 23, 2010
I'm a licensed mental health clinician. I've used the previous edition of this text and have reviewed the current one. While it is very informative regarding cognitive behavioral treatments, there is a serious deficiency. Some of these 'manualized' treatments utilize patient handouts as a core tool of the work. These are not included in the text. For example, Miklowitz and the Bipolar chapter. If I purchase a text like this, I don't want to have to purchase even more books to get the tools, or engage in extensive scavenging to find them, or spend the time creating my own. That defeats the purpose of my purchase. Perhaps the necessity of having to additionally purchase the published books of all these chapter writers is a goal of the editors and authors, but it is not my goal and won't happen. It inclines me to return to journal articles (which is perhaps best anyway) based on the needs of my caseload, because tools, patient surveys, handouts, are usually included. Call to the authors... read more
A must have if you're a therapist
By E. Lacy "Liz" - August 23, 2009
This is an excellent reference handbook of the latest EBPs - I particularly like the two Unified Protocols that can be adapted to mixed emotional disorders since many patients suffer from more than one diagnosis. Although this text isn't for absolute beginners, a novice therapist would be remiss in not having this text in his/her "tool box". It reviews current studies, literature - and then gives you step by step instructions for strategies. It doesn't, however, discuss the therapeutic relationship - so you have to be familiar with what needs to be done there, buy a different text or seek clinical supervision. I'm a clinical social worker who is in private practice - I strongly recommend that other social workers purchase this if they want to have a competent practice.
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By Charles Mccarthy - September 17, 2008
excellent treatment manual for a variety of psychological disorders. Not an entry-level text, prior knowledge of psychology and psychopathology necessary for adequate use and understanding
Now in a completely revised and expanded fourth edition, this widely adopted text and clinical reference provides a comprehensive guide to assessment and treatment of all of the major female and male ...