Treatment Planning for Psychotherapists: A Practical Guide to Better Outcomes
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing
ISBN 10: 9781615370290
ISBN 13: 978-1615370290
This popular book offers a straightforward, practical method of organizing a treatment plan. It emphasizes a top-down, results-oriented approach that begins with the proposed outcome and then selects the objectives and methods to reach it. In this revised edition, Dr. Makover describes a new, simplified system that uses the initial assessment to formulate a case. The formulation then becomes the foundation of treatment decisions. Clinical cases offer clear examples of the planning process. Individual chapters deal with the therapeutic alliance and the treatment contract, how to measure progress, when to end treatment, the treatment impasse, overcoming common challenges, dealing with difficult patients, and how to handle third party requirements. Additional learning ideas include suggestions for further skill development and a list of recommended readings. Written in an easy-to-read format, this book will help both the beginner and the experienced therapist become more effective, flexible and successful in the art of psychotherapy.
From the Inside Flap
Bullet points and chapter-end summaries that highlight points of emphasis are just two of the features of this revised, more readable edition of the popular Treatment Planning for Psychotherapists. Richard B. Makover, M.D., offers a practical methodology for treatment planning that emphasizes a top-down, outcome-based approach, while never losing sight of the importance of the partnership between therapists and their patients. This third edition has been updated to reflect important changes in mental health delivery systems and funding relevant to treatment providers, as well as the challenges and opportunities posed by the digital revolution.
Expanded chapters on assessment and common challenges, a simplified approach to the difficulties of formulation, and suggested readings make this an indispensable resource for psychiatrists and clinical psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychiatric residents, and clinical social workers.
About the Author
Richard B. Makover, M.D., is Lecturer in Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.