Evidence-Based Adjunctive Treatments

Edited by

  • William O'Donohue, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
  • Nicholas Cummings, Distinguished Chair in Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno; Chair, Board of Directors of The Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Foundation, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ, USA President, The Nicholas & Dorothy Cummings Foundation, Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.A.

Adjunctive treatments, in which patients are provided additional modalities that can assist in their behavior change or the maintenance of their behavior change (i.e. telehealth, psychoeducation, consumer-driven treatment planning), have a useful role in addressing problems that can't be solved by face-to-face meetings. The adjunctive therapies covered in this book are all based on improving patient’s self management of their problems or the factors that exacerbate their problems. The book is broadly organized into two sections. The first gives a broad overview of the major adjunctive modalities and the second concentrates on a systematic description of their role in the treatment of a number of special populations while providing practical suggestions for the timing and coordination for the use of the adjunctive therapies discussed in the book.
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Mental health professions and practitioners who need a book that covers the key difficulties that they face every day in their practices.


Book information

  • Published: February 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-088520-6

Table of Contents

1. Introduction - The Editors2. Bibliotherapy - David Antonuccio3. Psychoeducation - Nicholas Cummings4. Self-Help Groups (e.g., AA)- John F. Kelly5. Web and E Health - Nancy Atkinson6. Support Groups - Emory Cowan7. Lifestyle change - Simon Budman8. Exercise - A.E. Byrne9. Meditation, Relaxation, and Stress Management - Marsha Linehan10. Self-Monitoring - John Cone11. Journaling - James Pennebacker12. Alternative Medicine - Janet Cummings13. Adjunctive Therapies with Children - Patrick Friman14. Adjunctive Therapies with the Elderly - Jane Fisher 15. Adjunctive Therapies with Ethnic and Racial Minorities - Norman Anderson16. Adjunctive Therapies with the Chronically Mentally Ill - Leonard Stein