Psychologists' Desk Reference

Psychologists' Desk Reference

Psychologists' Desk Reference

Psychologists' Desk Reference

Synopsis

Here is the revised and expanded edition of the indispensable companion for every mental health practitioner. Improved over the first edition by input and feedback from clinicians and program directors, the Psychologists' Desk Reference 2e presents an even larger variety of information required in daily practice in one easy-to-use resource. Covering the entire spectrum of practice issues-from diagnostic codes, practice guidelines, treatment principles, and report checklists to insight and advice from today's most respected clinicians-this peerless reference gives fingertip access to the entire range of current knowledge. Intended for use by all mental health professionals, the Desk Reference covers assessment and diagnosis, testing and psychometrics, treatment and psychotherapy, ethical and legal issues, practice management and insurance, and professional resources. Chapters have been clearly written by master clinicians and include easy-to-read checklists and tables as well as helpful advice. Filled with information psychologists use every day, the Psychologists' Desk Reference 2e will be the most important and widely used volume in the library of psychologists, social workers, and counsellors everywhere.
• Thoroughly revised chapters by the field's leaders
• 29 entirely new chapters, now totalling 140• Sections reorganised to be smaller and more specific, making topics easier to find
• A listing of valuable internet sites in each chapter
• Increased emphasis on evidence-based practices
• A companion web site containing graphics, illustrations, tables, primary sources, extensive bibliographies, links to related sites, and much moreContents:Part 1 Assessment and DiagnosisPart 2 Psychological TestingPart 3 Individual Psychotherapy and TreatmentPart 4 Couples, Family and Group TreatmentPart 5 Child and Adolescent TreatmentPart 6 Biology and PharmacotherapyPart 7 Self-help ResourcesPart 8 Ethical and Legal IssuesPart 9 Forensic MattersPart 10 Practice ManagementPart 11 Professional ResourcesIndex

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Arnold A. Lazarus & Clifford N. Lazarus

Arnold Lazarus in Wolpe and Lazarus (1966) wrote: "Anamnestic interviews may be considerably shortened with literate individuals by asking them to complete, at their leisure, a Life History Questionnaire… . Using the completed questionnaire as a guide, patient and therapist may quite rapidly obtain a comprehensive picture of the patient's past experiences and current status" (p. 26). One of the first Life History Questionnaires that Arnold Lazarus compiled appeared in Wolpe and Lazarus (1966, pp. 165–169). Five years later, the initial Life History Questionnaire had been revised and considerably amplified and was published in 1971 (Lazarus, 1971, pp. 239–251). a new version, one that had benefited from further field testing, appeared in 1981 (Lazarus, 1981, pp. 239–251). Prepared in collaboration with Clifford N. Lazarus, the most recent version, now referred to as the Multimodal Life History In-

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