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Assessment and Diagnosis

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Chapter 4 Assessment and Diagnosis Pamela Bjorklund A comprehensive assessment of the patient who presents for psychotherapy is necessary to develop an appropriate treatment plan. Chapter 3 provides guidelines for…

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Stabilization for Trauma and Dissociation

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Chapter 10 Stabilization for Trauma and Dissociation Kathleen Wheeler Trauma is an inescapable part of the human experience, and affects all dimensions of the person. Trauma dysregulates and disconnects the…

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The Frame and Working Toward Change

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Chapter 5 The Frame and Working Toward Change Kathleen Wheeler, Bethany Phoenix The therapist is responsible for keeping the frame of the sessions. The frame refers to the parameters of…

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Interpersonal Psychotherapy

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Chapter 7 Interpersonal Psychotherapy Patricia Barry Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is a brief, structured psychotherapeutic approach based on the operating principle that psychiatric disorders occur within an interpersonal, social context. Symptoms…

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Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

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Chapter 8 Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Kathleen Wheeler This chapter begins with an overview of the underlying assumptions of psychodynamic psychotherapy, the history, and evidence-based research. Psychodynamic psychotherapy is discussed as on…

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The Nurse Psychotherapist and a Framework for Practice

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Chapter 1 The Nurse Psychotherapist and a Framework for Practice Kathleen Wheeler This chapter begins with the historical context of the nurse‚Äôs role as psychotherapist and the resources and challenges…

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Psychotherapy with Children

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Chapter 12 Psychotherapy with Children Kathleen Delaney What defines the field of child psychotherapy? For anyone over a certain age, a mention of child psychotherapy conjures up an image of…

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The Neurophysiology of Psychotherapy

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Chapter 2 The Neurophysiology of Psychotherapy Kathleen Wheeler This chapter considers the neurophysiologic basis for psychotherapy with the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) Model as the overall framework for practice. The…

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Psychotherapy with Older Adults

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Chapter 13 Psychotherapy with Older Adults Georgia L. Stevens, Merrie J. Kaas Adults older than 85 years are the fastest growing age group in the United States. At least 20%…

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The Initial Contact and Therapeutic Communication

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Chapter 3 The Initial Contact and Therapeutic Communication Kathleen Wheeler The two most important goals of the first session are to initiate a therapeutic alliance and to assess safety. Both…

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