Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse

By

  • Kathleen Wheeler, PhD, APRN-BC

Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse provides the nurse psychotherapist with a useful “how-to” primer that contains practical techniques and interventions without a lot of theoretical jargon. Topics include the basics of psychotherapy, from how to respond to a patient’s initial call to termination of care. Selected approaches, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic psychotherapy are highlighted with discussion of evidence-base research. Specific techniques for working with commonly seen patient populations that require special consideration: those who have experienced trauma, children, and older adults are included. In addition, how to integrate psychopharmacology and psychotherapy is discussed in detail.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2007
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-04522-3


Table of Contents

PART I: GETTING STARTED

1. The Nurse Psychotherapist and a Framework for Practice

2. The Neurophysiology of Psychotherapy

3. The Initial Contact and Therapeutic Communication

4. Assessment and Diagnosis

5. The Frame and Working Toward Change

PART II: PSYCHOTHERAPY APPROACHES AND CONSIDERATIONS

6. Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy

7. Interpersonal Psychotherapy

8. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

9. Psychopharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy

PART III: PSYCHOTHERAPY WITH SPECIAL POPULATIONS

10. Stabilization for Trauma and Dissociation

11. Processing Trauma

12. Psychotherapy with Children

13. Psychotherapy with Older Adults

PART IV: TERMINATION

14. Termination and Outcome Evaluation