Description

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.

Readership

Mental health professions and practitioners who need a book that covers the key difficulties that they face every day in their practices.

Table of Contents

  • CONTRIBUTORS
  • Chapter 1: EVIDENCE-BASED ADJUNCTIVE THERAPY: INTRODUCTION
    • Publisher Summary
    • THE ADJUNCTIVE MODEL: THERAPIST AS STRATEGIST
    • A CASE ILLUSTRATION
    • ADJUNCTIVE THERAPY IN A STEPPED CARE MODEL
    • THE ORGANIZATION OF THIS BOOK
  • Chapter 2: BIBLIOTHERAPY AS AN ADJUNCTIVE TREATMENT: READ ALL ABOUT IT
    • Publisher Summary
    • OUTCOME DATA
    • KEY PROCESS VARIABLES
    • ROLE IN COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT PLAN AND STEPPED CARE ISSUES
    • RESEARCH AGENDA
    • DISSEMINATION AGENDA
  • Chapter 3: PSYCHOEDUCATION IN CONJUNCTION WITH PSYCHOTHERAPY PRACTICE
    • Publisher Summary
    • DEFINITION OF PSYCHOEDUCATION
    • HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
    • USES AND LIMITATIONS OF DISEASE MANAGEMENT
    • ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS IN DISEASE MANAGEMENT
    • RESEARCH FINDINGS
    • PSYCHOEDUCATION IN COMPREHENSIVE HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS
    • PROVEN PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
    • ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF PSYCHOEDUCATION PROGRAMS
    • SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
  • Chapter 4: MUTUAL-HELP GROUPS
    • Publisher Summary
    • INTRODUCTION
    • KEY PROCESS VARIABLES
    • OUTCOME DATA
    • ROLE IN COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT PLAN OR STEPPED CARE AND COORDINATION ISSUES
    • RESEARCH AGENDA
    • DISSEMINATION AGENDA
    • SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
  • Chapter 5: ADJUNCTIVE E-HEALTH
    • Publisher Summary
    • INFORMED CONSENT
    • PSYCHOEDUCATION
    • SKILLS TRAINING
    • SELF-HELP
    • SOCIAL SUPPORT
    • TREATMENT COMPLIANCE
    • ASSESSMENT
    • CLINICIAN TRAINING
    • OUTCOME DATA
    • FUTURE DIRECTIONS/ISSUES
  • Chapter 6: SUPPORT GROUPS
    • Publisher Summary
    • INTRODUCTION
    • SUPPORT GROUPS AND KEY PROCESS VARIABLES
    • KEY PROCESS AND OUTCOMES VARIABLES ORGANIZED BY CONTENT FOCUS

Details

No. of pages:
392
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780120885206
Electronic ISBN:
9780080557502

About the editors

William O'Donohue

William O'Donohue is the Nicholas Cummings Professor of Organized Behavioral Healthcare at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Philosophy. He has authored over 100 articles and chapters and co-edited more than 15 books.

Nicholas Cummings

Nicholas A. Cummings, Ph.D., Sc.D. is the President of the Foundation for Behavioral Health and Chairman of the Nicholas & Dorothy Cummings Foundation, Inc. He was the founding CEO of American Biodyne (MedCo/Merck, then Merit, now Magellan Behavioral Care). He is also the former President of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Cummings was the founder of the four campuses of the California School of Professional Psychology, the National Academies of Practice, the American Managed Behavioral Healthcare Association, and the National Council of Professional Schools of Psychology. He was also the Chief Psychologist (Retired) at Kaiser Permanente. He was the former Executive Director of the Mental Research Institute. Currently, Dr. Cummings is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. Janet L. Cummings, PsyD., is President of the Nicholas & Dorothy Cummings Foudation, Inc., and former staff psychologist at American Biodyne (MedCo, now Merit Behavorial Care). She earned her Doctorate at the School of Professional Psychology, Wright State University, 1992.