Practitioner's Guide to Evidence-Based Psychotherapy

Editors: Fisher, Jane E., O'Donohue, William (Eds.)

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About this book

I haven’t seen this disorder in ages—what’s the latest treatment?
What measures are most useful in assessing this problem?
Her coverage allows so few visits—can we get anything done?
Are there any useful self help materials or websites?
How do I know this will work?

Designed to bring ready answers from scientific data to real life practice, the Practitioner’s Guide to Evidence-Based Psychotherapy is an accessible, authoritative reference for today’s clinician.

The Guide, organized alphabetically for quick reference, distills vast amounts of proven knowledge and strategies (across the lifespan as well as across the DSM) into a user friendly, hands-on reference. Chapters are written by leading experts, focusing on appropriate assessment and empirically supported therapies. Here are solid guidelines for what to rule out, what works, what doesn’t work and what can be improved for a wide range of mental health problems, including:

- ADHD, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders
- Bedwetting, feeding disorders, school refusal, thumb sucking
- Bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD
- Child abuse and domestic violence
- Dysthymia, depression, suicidal thoughts
- Erectile and orgasmic disorders
- Smoking, gambling, substance abuse
- Stress, chronic pain, insomnia

Developed with the frontline clinician’s time and cost constraints firmly in mind, the Practitioner’s Guide to Evidence-Based Psychotherapy allows readers to understand the best assessment and treatment options. This resource is designed to help clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatrists and counselors achieve the maximum in service to their clients. Concise and up-to-date, it also serves as an excellent student guide.

About the authors

Jane E. Fisher, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology and former Director of Clinical Training at the University of Nevada, Reno. She earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Indiana University, Bloomington. Her research interests include aging and behavioral health; applied behavior analysis; and the integration of evidence based behavioral healthcare in primary and long term care settings.

William O'Donohue, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. He received a doctorate in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is the author or editor of over 30 books and 150 journal articles.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This is excellent reading for clinicians in the field. It provides the latest clinical practice, both in terms of treatment and assessment. Graduate students in clinical/counseling psychology and/or social work will gain greatly from this book. It covers a wide range of disorders, is easy to read and practical. It contains everything you need to know about evidenced-based psychotherapy, especially in the era of health maintenance organizations and vigilant monitoring of the bottom line."

- Gary B Kaniuk, Psy.D., Doody's Reviews

"This valuable compendium of 70 brief practice guidelines will be the most useful tool in any clinician's office. At a glance, clinician's can calibrate their own interventions to ensure that the most up to date approaches are available to their patients for the DSM disorders, and a host of presenting problems not covered by DSM."

- David H. Barlow Ph.D, Professor of Psychology, Director, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University

"This volume is a tour de force. Every clinical psychologist will want to own it. The chapters are well-written and to-the-point. They are authored by the top experts in the field and they convey directly what works and what doesn't. Fisher and O'Donohue, themselves distinguished researchers and clinicians, have done something quite extraordinary for the profession of psychotherapy and for clients who will benefit indirectly."

-Laura L. Carstensen, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

"Evidence-based practice is important and will soon be a requisite. This book is the best resource for a wide variety of helpful information concerning treatments that work. I have never seen such a comprehensive useful compendium. It is a must read for all practitioners interested in quality."

-Nicholas A. Cummings, Ph.D., Sc.D., former President, American Psychological Association; President, Cummings Foundation for Behavioral Health; Distinguished Professor, University of Nevada, Reno, NV

"This carefully edited book by Fisher and O'Donohue provides a welcome and important exploration of the challenges of providing responsible clinical practice that is responsive to the needs and expectations of clients, healthcare organizations, and society at large. The many distinguished contributors argue persuasively that quality evidence-based practice is not static, that it requires continuous monitoring and updating as principles of change are creatively and humanely applied to the hurly-burly of the health care marketplace. This book boldly sets out the tasks and agendas and provides useful guidelines for scientists, practitioners, and policymakers. While philosophically sophisticated, it is a very practical book, a must-read for students, researchers, applied workers, and those involved in the management of healthcare."

-Gerald C. Davison, Ph.D., President, Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12 of APA); Chair, Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology Professor; Chair, Department of Psychology Interim Dean, School of Architecture, University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

"The strength of the Practitioner's Guide to Evidence-Based Psychotherapy is its comprehensiveness. Seventy-three disorders or problems are covered alphabetically … . The book is user friendly and written in a way that provides the ‘bottom line’ treatment elements for each disorder. … provides clinicians with a starting point in using evidence-based assessment and treatment, and a road map to find the information they need to provide quality, evidence-based care." (William C. Sanderson, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 52, 2007)


Table of contents (37 chapters)

  • Introduction: Clinician’s Handbook of Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines: The Role of Practice Guidelines in Systematic Quality Improvement

    William T. O’Donohue, Jane E. Fisher

    Pages 1-23

  • Agoraphobia

    Holly Hazlett-Stevens

    Pages 24-34

  • Amnestic Disorder

    Barry A. Edelstein, Angela S. Lowery

    Pages 35-44

  • Anorexia Nervosa

    Kathleen M. Pike, B. Timothy Walsh, Christina Roberto

    Pages 45-56

  • Antisocial Personality Disorder

    Katherine A. Fowler, Scott O. Lilienfeld

    Pages 57-67

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Practitioner's Guide to Evidence-Based Psychotherapy
Editors
  • Jane E. Fisher
  • William O'Donohue
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-28370-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-28370-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-28369-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3938-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 754
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