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Treatment Planning for Psychotherapists: A Practical Guide to Better Outcomes

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Author: Richard B. Makover

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.