Key Features

  • A straightforward approach to psychotherapy using a holistic nursing framework.
  • Latest findings on the neurophysiology of psychotherapy including research on attachment, therapeutic relationships, and trauma.
  • Evidence-based research for all approaches and populations discussed.
  • Provides treatment hierarchy for decision making in selecting strategies for treatment from the initial contact and assessment to termination.
  • Step-by-step guide to building the nurse-patient relationship in order to achieve quality outcomes. Includes detailed instructions on therapeutic communication techniques.
  • Detailed instructions teach you how to use the latest therapeutic communication techniques.
  • Includes all patient populations from children to the older adult with special emphasis on working with traumatized patients.
  • Comprehensive appendices provide quick access to helpful forms and diagnostic tools specific to psychotherapy nursing practice.

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

Details

No. of pages:
448
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Electronic ISBN:
9780323086004
Print ISBN:
9780323045223

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