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Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook By David B. Rosengren
Publisher's Comments: The volume is packed with real-world examples of motivational interviewing from a range of clinical settings, as well as sample interactions and hands-on learning activities. The reader learns step by step how to practice core motivational interviewing skills: raising the importance of behavior change, enhancing the client's confidence, resolving ambivalence, solidifying commitment to change, and negotiating a change plan.
Crisis-Proof Your Practice: How to Survive and Thrive in an Uncertain Economy By Lynn Grodzki
Publisher's Comments: This book explains why psychotherapy practices are especially vulnerable to a recession and how to keep yours viable. It offers concrete steps for practices in trouble, guidelines on when and how to grow or cut back, and a look at the most future-forward practice models in use today.
Spirituality and Psychiatry Edited by Chris Cook, Andrew Powell, and Andrew Simms
Publisher's Comments: Spirituality is a crucial but sometimes overlooked aspect of mental well-being. This book explores the nature of spirituality, its relationship to religion, and the reasons for its importance in clinical practice.
Integrative Mental Health Care: A Therapist's Handbook By James Lake, MD
Publisher's Comments: More and more mental health clinicians are turning to unconventional therapeutic approaches to help their patients. This practical guide, geared to the nonmedically trained, explains how to integrate traditional modes of therapy with an array of alternative approaches-from vitamin and mineral supplements to mindfulness training, light therapy, and acupuncture.
Lippincott’s Primary Care Psychiatry By Robert M. McCarron, DO, Glen L. Xiong, MD, James A. Bourgeois, MD
Publisher's Comments: Lippincott's Primary Care Psychiatry helps family practitioners, internists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and mental health practitioners understand, diagnose, and effectively treat the most common psychiatric problems seen in the primary care office setting. The book includes chapters on depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, and unexplained physical symptoms. Special topic chapters on geriatric psychiatry, sleep disorders, suicide and violence risk assessment, and cultural considerations are also included.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders Across the Lifespan By Stephanie M. Woo, PhD, and Carolyn Keatinge, PhD
Designed to serve as a trusted desktop reference for all mental health professionals that addresses issues of lifespan and cultural diversity, Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders Across the Lifespan expertly covers etiology, clinical presentation, intake and interviewing, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of DSM-IV-TR disorders that occur in people of all ages. The most current advances in the field are discussed, drawn from clinical and research literature, and practical strategies and tips are provided for dealing with a wide range of clients. Included are chapters addressing essential clinical skills that lay the foundation for evaluation and treatment, as well as chapters addressing specific clinical disorders.
Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry By Theodore A. Stern, MD, Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, MD, Maurizio Fava, MD, Joseph Biederman, MD and Scott Rauch, MD
Leading psychiatrists describe current practical diagnostic and treatment approaches. Boxed overviews, bulleted points, case histories, algorithms, and references throughout the text help readers quickly locate essential information. Readers also can access the complete contents and assess their knowledge online.
A physician on average interrupts a patient describing symptoms within 18 seconds. In that short time, many doctors determine diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Groopman explores why doctors err and shows how to avoid snap judgments, embrace uncertainty, communicate effectively, and deploy other skills.
Dr. Montgomery argues that medicine is not a science but rather an interpretive practice that relies heavily on clinical reasoning. She contends that viewing medicine strictly as a science can hamper clinical judgment and harm physicians, patients, and society.
Selecting Effective Treatments, 3rd Edition By Linda Seligman and Lourie W. Reichenberg
This updated version of Selecting Effective Treatments presents a comprehensive, systematic, research-based approach to diagnosing and treating all major mental disorders listed in DSM-IV-TR. A new chapter contains current information on diagnosing and treating mental disorders in infants, children, and adolescents.
Mega options for physicians By Bradford L. Frank, MD, MPH, MBA and Sanjay Gupta, MD
Publisher's Comments: With the process of change come new challenges, particularly for physicians moving into non-clinical careers or becoming entrepreneurs. Certainly, doctors who are flexible will adapt more successfully. Yet deciding which course to pursue can be a daunting task at worst and a challenging dream at best. In either case, the transition requires mental and skill-building preparation, as well as a keen understanding of how to brand and market oneself in a contemporary business environment.
The physician as patient: A clinical handbook for mental health professionals By Michael F. Myers, MD, and Glen O. Gabbard, MD
Publisher's Comments: This practical handbook combines the perspectives of two seasoned psychiatrists who have been assessing and treating physicians for more than 30 years and who here discuss not only common illnesses and problems seen in doctors but also the many biopsychosocial treatments that are indicated. Myers and Gabbard consider such issues as the uniqueness of the physician's psychological makeup that facilitates or impedes diagnosis and treatment, describe the most common medical and psychiatric illnesses in physicians (including addictions), and address such topics as personality disorders and the increasingly important subject of boundary violations.