Description

Evidence based or empirically supported psychotherapies are becoming more and more important in the mental health fields as the users and financers of psychotherapies want to choose those methods whose effectiveness are empirically shown. Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapies are shown to have empirical support in the treatment of a wide range of psychological/psychiatric problems. As a cognitive-behavioral mode of action, Problem Solving Therapy has been shown to be an effective psychotherapy approach in the treatment and/or rehabilitation of persons with depression, anxiety, suicide, schizophrenia, personality disorders, marital problems, cancer, diabetes-mellitus etc.

Mental health problems cause personal suffering and constitue a burden to the national health systems. Scientific evidence show that effective problem solving skills are an important source of resiliency and individuals with psychological problems exhibit a deficiency in effective problem solving skills. Problem solving therapy approach to the treatment and/or rehabilitation of emotional problems assumes that teaching effective problem solving skills in a therapeutic relationship increases resiliency and alleviates psychological problems.The book, in the first chapters, gives information on problem solving and the role of problem-solving in the etiology and the treatment of different forms of mental health problems. In the later chapters, it concentrates on psychotherapy, assessment and procedures of problem solving therapy. At the end it provides a case study.

Key Features

This book integrates theory, research & practice and provides a comprehensive appreciation of problem solving therapy.It contains empirical evidence and applied focus  for problem solving therapy which provides a scientific base and best practices.The book also highlights the problem solving difficulties of persons with specific disorders and provides a better understanding of the relevance of problem solving therapy to a broad range of emotional problems.

Readership

    Potential audience of the book consists of professionals, academicians, graduate students/residents from a number of professions. They are psychologists, psychiatrists, family physicians, mental health/psychiatric nurses, social workers and counselors. The book is intended to be a primary text.

    Table of Contents

    Dedication

    Introduction

    1. Definition and Concepts

    Introduction

    What Is PST?

    What Is a Problem?

    What Is a Solution?

    What Is Problem Solving?

    The Difference Between Finding a Solution and Applying It

    Conclusion

    2. Resilience, Coping, and Problem Solving

    Introduction

    Resilience

    Coping

    Problem Solving

    Conclusion

    3. Components of Problem Solving

    Introduction

    Cognitive Components of Problem Solving

    Metacognitive Components of Problem Solving

    Motivational Components of Problem Solving

    Conclusion

    4. Theoretical Approaches to Problem Solving

    Introduction

    Theoretical Approaches to Problem Solving

    Social Problem-Solving Process Model

    Problem-Solving Treatment Model Used in Primary Care

    Information-Processing Model of Problem Solving

    Conclusion

    5. Problem-Solving and Psychological Problems

    Introduction

    Problem Solving and Depression

    Problem Solving and Suicide

    Problem Solving and Anxiety Disorders

    Problem Solving and Schizophrenia

    Problem Solving and Personality Disorders

    Problem Solving and Aggression

    Problem Solving and Psychological Problems Secondary to Medical Conditions

    Conclusion

    6. Efficacy of Problem-Solving Therapy in Treating Mental Health Problems

    Introduction

    Efficacy of PST for Depression

    Efficacy of PST for Suicide

    Efficacy of PST for Anxiety Disorders

    Efficacy of PST for Schizophrenia

    Efficacy of PST for Personality Disorders

    Efficacy of PST for Aggression

    Efficacy of PST for Psychological Problems Secondary to Medical Conditions

    Conclusion

    7. The Practice of Problem-Solving Therapy and the Applied Patient Groups

    Introduction

    The Way PST Is Practiced

    Details

    No. of pages:
    278
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2013
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Elsevier
    Print ISBN:
    9780123984555
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780123984685

    About the author

    Mehmet Eskin

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Adnan Menderes University,Department of Psychiatry, Turkey