Psychologists' Desk Reference (3rd edition)

ISBN : 9780199845491

Gerald P. Koocher; John C. Norcross; Beverly A. Greene
840 Pages
183 x 258 mm
Pub date
Sep 2013
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Fully revised and expanded, this third edition of the Psychologists' Desk Reference includes several new chapters on emerging topics in psychology and incoporates updates from top clinicians and program directors in the field. This classic companion for mental health practioners 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 whole range of current knowledge. Ideal for use by all mental health professionals, the Desk Reference covers assessment and diagnosis, testing and psychometrics, treatment and psychotherapy, biology and pharmacotherapy, self-help resources, ethical and legal issues, forensic practice, financial and insurance matters, and prevention and cosultation. 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 everyday, the Psychologists' Desk Reference, Third Edition, will be the most important and widely used volume in the library of psychologists, social workers, and counsellors everywhere.


Part I: Assessment and Diagnosis
1. Lifetime Prevalence of Mental Disorders in the General Population
Christie P. Karpiak and Brian A. Zaboski
2. Conducting a Mental Status Examination
Robert W. Baker and Paula T. Trzepacz
3. Improving Diagnostic and Clinical Interviewing
Rhonda S. Karg, Arthur N. Wiens, and Ryan W. Blazei
4. Increasing the Accuracy of Clinical Judgment
David Faust
5. Assessing Suicidal Risk
Kenneth S. Pope and Melba J. T. Vasquez
6. Assessment of Malingering on Psychological Measures
Richard Rogers and Nathan D. Gillard
7. Identifying and Assessing Alcohol, Drug, and Tobacco Use Disorders
Linda Carter Sobell, Mark B. Sobell, and Sean M. Robinson
8. Interviewing Children's Caregivers
Carolyn S. Schroeder and Eve-Lynn Nelson
9. Evaluating the Medical Components of Childhood Developmental and
Behavioral Disorders
Nhung T. Tran and James L. Lukefahr
10. Using the DSM-5 and ICD-11 in Forensic and Clinical Applications
with Children Across Racial and Ethnic Lines
Ronn Johnson
11. Assessing Strengths in Clinical Practice
Tayyab Rashid
12. Evaluating Dementia
Elise Caccappolo
13. Using the International Classification of Diseases System (ICD-10)
Michael C. Roberts and Spencer C. Evans
14. Taking a Client's Sexual History
Judith C. White
15. Screening for Sexual Offender Risk
David Medoff and Sarah J. Sternlieb
16. Assessing Personality Disorders
Whitney L. Gore and Thomas A. Widiger
Part II: Psychological Testing
17. Adult Neuropsychological Assessment
Aaron P. Nelson and Margaret O'Connor
18. Developmental Neuropsychological Assessment
Jane Holmes Bernstein, Betsy Kammerer, and Celiane Rey-Casserly
19. Assessment and Intervention for Executive Dysfunction
Robert M. Roth, Peter K. Isquith, and Gerard A. Gioia
20. Assessing and Managing Concussion
Gerard A. Gioia
21. Assessing MMPI-2 Profile Validity
James N. Butcher
22. Interpreting Clinical Scale Scores on the MMPI-2
John R. Graham
23. Interpreting Supplementary Scales of the MMPI-2
Roger L. Greene and Lacey M. Sommers
24. Understanding and Using the MMPI-2-RF
Yossef S. Ben-Porath
25. Interpreting the Family of Millon Clinical Inventories
Seth Grossman and Theodore Millon
26. Interpreting Test Scores and Their Percentile Equivalents
Thomas P. Hogan
27. Locating Information about Psychological Tests and Measures
Thomas P. Hogan
28. Applying Rorschach Assessment
Irving B. Weiner
29. Assessing the Quality of a Psychological Testing Report
Gerald P. Koocher and Celiane Rey-Casserly
Part III: Individual Adult Treatment
30. Compendium of Psychotherapy Treatment Manuals
Michael J. Lambert
31. Compendium of Empirically Supported Treatments
Dianne L. Chambless and E. David Klonsky
32. Compendium of Treatment Adaptations
John C. Norcross and Bruce E. Wampold
33. Compendium of Evidence-Based Therapy Relationships
John C. Norcross and Michael J. Lambert
34. Applying the Stages of Change
James O. Prochaska, John C. Norcross, and Carlo C. DiClemente
35. Enhancing Patient Adherence to Treatment
M. Robin DiMatteo
36. Treating and Managing Care of the Suicidal Patient
Bruce Bongar and Glenn R. Sullivan
37. Intervening with Clients in Crisis
Kenneth France
38. Treating Borderline Personality Disorder
Kenneth N. Levy
39. Treating Reluctant and Involuntary Clients
Stanley L. Brodsky and Caroline Titcomb
40. Conducting Motivational Interviewing
Theresa B. Moyers and Daniel J. Fischer
41. Assessing and Treating ADHD
Robert J. Resnick
42. Assessment and Treatment of Anger as a Clinical Problem
Raymond DiGiuseppe
43. Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment of Female Sexual Dysfunctions
Leonard R. Derogatis and Lori A. Brotto
44. Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment of Male Sexual Dysfunctions
Leonard R. Derogatis and Lori A. Brotto
45. Working with Patients at Risk for HIV and other STDs
Michael P. Carey and Peter A. Vanable
46. Treating Women in Psychotherapy
Laura S. Brown
47. Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients
Kristin A. Hancock
48. Practicing Psychotherapy with Older Adults
Brian D. Carpenter and Bob G. Knight
49. Managing Sexual Feelings for Patients in Psychotherapy
Kenneth S. Pope
50. Improving Completion of Therapeutic Homework
Michael A. Tompkins
51. Conducting Evaluations of Client Outcomes and Satisfactions
Michael J. Lambert and Kara Cattani
52. Repairing Ruptures in the Therapeutic Alliance
Jeremy D. Safran and Catherine Boutwell
53. Reducing Resistance in Psychotherapy
Clifton W. Mitchell
54. Implementing Stimulus Control Therapy for Insomnia
Richard R. Bootzin
55. Terminating Psychotherapy
Oren Shefet and Rebecca Coleman Curtis
56. Using Hypnosis to Invite Relaxation
Douglas Flemons
57. Working with the Religiously Committed Client
P. Scott Richards
58. Practicing Psychotherapy with Adults who have Cognitive Impairments
Kathleen B. Kortte
59. Selecting a Treatment Format
Larry B. Feldman
60. Treating the Effects of Psychological Trauma
Laura S. Brown
61. Working with Patients Who Have Been Sexually Abused by Previous Therapists and Clergy
Kenneth S. Pope
62. Counseling People Living with HIV
Priscilla Dass-Brailsford
63. Treating Bipolar Spectrum Disorders
Elizabeth Brondolo
64. Tailoring Treatment to the Patient's Race and Ethnicity
Guillermo Bernal and Melanie M. Domenech Rodriguez
65. Considerations in Treating People with Disabilities
Rochelle Balter
66. Practicing Harm Reduction
Andrew Tatarsky
67. Therapy with Victims of Hate Crimes
Glenda M. Russell and Christopher G. Hawkey
68. Assessing and Treating Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
E. David Klonsky
69. When English is Not the First Language: Psychotherapeutic Considerations
Rafael Javier and Lillian Comas-Diaz
70. Understanding Sexuality in the Context of Disability
Linda R. Mona and Kimberly Smith
71. Helping Patients Cope with Chronic Medical Illness
Carol D. Goodheart and Korey K. Hood
72. Locating the Best Research Evidence for Evidence-Based Practice
Lauren A. Maggio and Marilyn L. Tinsley
73. Preventing Relapse
Katie Witkiewitz
Part IV: Couples, Family, and Group Treatment
74. Recruiting, Selecting, and Preparing Patients for Interpersonal Group Psychotherapy
Victor J. Yalom
75. Conducting Parent Management Training
Melanie M. Nelson and Sheila M. Eyberg
76. Conducting Couple and Family Therapy
Jay L. Lebow
77. Treating High-Conflict Couples
Susan Heitler
78. Treatment of Partner Infidelity
Don-David Lusterman
79. Conducting Psychoeducational Groups
Gary M. Burlingame and Sean Woodland
80. Using Genograms in Assessment and Therapy
Sueli S. Petry and Monica McGoldrick
81. Treating Bullying Behaviors among Youth
Susan M. Swearer
82. Enuresis and Encopresis
Patrick C. Friman
83. Treating Veterans and Military Families
Marjan Ghahramanlou-Holloway and Jennifer L. Bakalar
84. Assessing and Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders
James A. Mulick and Courtney E. Rice
Part V: Child and Adolescent Treatment
85. Principles of Treatment the Behaviorally Disordered Child
Sheila M. Eyberg
86 Helping Children Cope with Chronic Medical Illness
Lauren Mednick
87. Engaging the Reluctant Adolescent
Alice K. Rubenstein
88. Interviewing Children About Sexual Abuse
Karen J. Saywitz and Joyce S. Dorado
89. Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse
Kathryn Kuehnle and Mary Connell
Part VI: Biology and Pharmacotherapy
90. Adult Psychopharmacology
Christine Blasey, Joseph K. Belanoff, Charles DeBattista, and Alan F. Schatzberg
91. Understanding Side Effects and Warnings in Psychopharmacology
Elaine Orabona Foster and Ruth Roa-Navarrete
92. Pediatric Psychopharmacology
Colleen A. Ryan and Michael L. Trieu
93. Common Drugs of Abuse and Their Effects
Christopher J. Correia and James G. Murphy
94. Herbal Treatments for Psychological Disorders
Paula J. Biedenharn and Brian A. Kiernan
95. Medical Conditions that May Present as Psychological Disorders
William J. Reed
96. Normal Medical Laboratory Values and Measurement Conversions
Gerald P. Koocher
97. Use of Height and Weight Assessment Tools
Nancie H. Herbold and Sari Edelstein
98. Dietary Supplements and Psychological Functioning
Sari Edelstein and Nancie H. Herbold
Part VII: Self-Help Resources
99. Recommended Self-Help Books, Autobiographies, and Films
John C. Norcross and Linda F. Campbell
100. Recommended Homework during Psychotherapy with Couples and Individuals
Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr.
101. Recommended Self-Help Internet Resources for Patients
John M. Grohol
102. Recommended Online Computer-Assisted Treatments
Luciano L'Abate
Part VIII: Ethical and Legal Issues
103. American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles
104. Dealing with Licensing Board and Ethics Complaints
Gerald P. Koocher and Patricia Keith-Spiegel
105. Defending Against Legal (Malpractice and Licensing) Complaints
Robert Henley Woody
106. Minimizing Your Legal Liability Risk Following Adverse Events or Patient Threats
Jeffrey N. Younggren
107. Dealing with Subpoenas
Lindsay Childress-Beatty and Gerald P. Koocher
108. How to Confront an Unethical Colleague
Patricia Keith-Spiegel
109. Recognizing, Assisting, and Reporting the Impaired Psychologist
Gary R. Schoener
110. Understanding Special Education Law
Linda Wilmshurst
Part IX: Forensic Practice
111. Understanding Involuntary Psychiatric Hospitalization: Adults and Children
Stuart A. Anfang & Paul S. Appelbaum
112. Applying Standards for Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion
Thomas Graf
113. Understanding Legal Terms of Special Interest in Mental Health Practice
Gerald P. Koocher
114. Applying the Duty to Protect and Warn
James L. Werth, Jr. and Jennifer Stroup
115. Preparing and Giving Expert Testimony
Stanley L. Brodsky and Tess M.S. Neal
116. Evaluation of Competence to Stand Trial
Carla A. Lourenco
117. Conducting a Child Custody Evaluation
Robin M. Deutsch
118. Assessing and Responding to Aggressive and Threatening Clients
Leon VandeCreek
Part X: Financial and Insurance Matters
119. Handling Money Matters and Gifts in Psychological Practice
Jeffrey E. Barnett and Allison J. Shale
120. Essential Features of Professional Liability Insurance
Bruce E. Bennett
121. Managing Your Managed Care Contracts
Gerald P. Koocher
122. Setting Fees for Psychological Services
Kavita J. Shah and John C. Norcross
123. Navigating Adverse Managed Care Decisions
Katherine C. Nordal and Shirley Ann Higuchi
Part XI: Practice Management
124. Making Good Referrals
Steven Walfish and Jeffrey Zimmerman
125. Prototype Mental Health Records
Gerald P. Koocher
126. Fulfilling Informed Consent Responsibilities
Kenneth S. Pope
127. Elements of Authorization Forms to Release or Request Client's Records
Edward Zuckerman
128. Understanding Fundamentals of the HIPAA Privacy Rule
Alan C. Nessman
129. Common Clinical Abbreviations and Symbols
John C. Norcross and Brian A. Zaboski
130. Creating a Professional Living Will for Psychologists
Stephen A. Ragusea
131. Understanding Statistics in the Research Literature
William F. Chaplin and Niketa Kumar
132. Selecting and Relying on an Attorney
Robert Henley Woody
133. Managing Real-time Telepsychology Practice
Eve-Lynn Nelson and Teresa A. Lillis
134. Optimizing the Use of Technology in Psychology with Best Practice Principles
Marlene M. Maheu, Joseph McMenamin, and Myron L. Pulier
135. Practicing in the Era of Social Media
Jeffrey E. Barnett and Keely Kolmes
136. Finding, Evaluating and Using Smartphone Applications
Marlene M. Maheu, Myron L. Pulier, and Sylvain Roy
Part XII: Prevention, Consultation, and Supervision
137. Helping People Cope with Disasters
Eric M. Vernberg and Erin P. Hambrick
138. Establishing a Consultation Agreement
Len Sperry
139. Interacting with the Media
Lilli Friedland and Florence Kaslow
140. Conducting Effective Clinical Supervision
Nicholas Ladany
141. Responsibilities and Liabilities in Supervision
Carol A. Falender and Edward P. Shafranske
142. Cultivating Relationships and Coordinating Care with Other Health Professionals
John C. Linton
143. Consulting on End-of-Life Decisions
James L. Werth, Jr. and Erica Whiting
144. Psychotherapist Self-Care Checklist
John C. Norcross and James D. Guy, Jr.
145. Conducting Evidence-based Prevention
Sha'Kema M. Blackmon and Elizabeth M. Vera

About the author: 

Gerald P. Koocher is Associate Provost and Professor of Psychology, Simmons College; John C. Norcross is Professor of Psychology and Distinguished University Fellow, University of Scranton; Beverly A. Greene is Professor of Psychology, St. John's University, New York.

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