The Oxford Handbook of Treatment Processes and Outcomes in Psychology: A Multidisciplinary, Biopsychosocial Approach

ISBN : 9780199739134

Sara Maltzman
600 Pages
178 x 254 mm
Pub date
Jul 2016
Oxford Library of Psychology
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The Oxford Handbook of Treatment Processes and Outcomes in Psychology presents a multidisciplinary approach to a biopsychosocial, translational model of psychological treatment across the lifespan. It describes cutting-edge research across developmental, clinical, counseling, and school psychology; social work; neuroscience; and psychopharmacology. The Handbook emphasizes the development of individual differences in resilience and mental health concerns including social, environmental, and epigenetic influences across the lifespan, particularly during childhood. Authors offer detailed discussions that expand on areas of research and practice that already have a substantive research base such as self-regulation, resilience, defining evidence-based treatment, and describing client-related variables that influence treatment processes. Chapters in newer areas of research are also included (e.g., neuroimaging, medications as adjuncts to psychological treatment, and the placebo effect). Additionally, authors address treatment outcomes such as evaluating therapist effectiveness, assessing outcomes from different perspectives, and determining the length of treatment necessary to attain clinical improvement. The Handbook provides an entree to the research as well as hands-on guidance and suggestions for practice and oversight, making it a valuable resource for graduate students, practitioners, researchers, and agencies alike.


Section 1 Introduction
Chapter 1 Treatment processes and outcomes in psychology: A multidisciplinary, biopsychosocial approach
Sara Maltzman
Section 2 Biopsychosocial Influences
Chapter 2 Temperament and personality
Maria A. Gartstein, Samuel Putnam, Elaine N. Aron, and Mary K. Rothbart
Chapter 3 Self-Regulatory Processes in Early Development
Marjorie Beeghly, Bruce Perry, and Edward Tronick
Chapter 4 Socio-cultural contexts and stressors
Wendi S. Williams, Amy Ginsberg, and Brittany Mandryk
Chapter 5 Immune system functioning and mental health: Implications for assessment and treatment in counseling and psychotherapy
Colin Jenney and Angela Liegey Dougall
Section 3 Therapist Variables
Chapter 6 Therapist characteristics and interventions: Enhancing alliance and involvement with youth
Krister W. Fjermestad, Bryce D. McLeod, Carrie B. Tully, and Juliette Liber
Chapter 7 Therapist characteristics and strategies for enhancing the therapeutic alliance and treatment outcomes with adults
Kevin M. Laska and Samuel S. Nordberg
Chapter 8 Therapist Self-Care to Mitigate Secondary Traumatization
Nehami Baum
Chapter 9 Mental Health Professionals Working in a Shared Traumatic Reality
Nehami Baum
Section 4 Process Variables in Treatment
Chapter 10 Client, therapist, and treatment variables: Client-therapist matching
Satoko Kimpara, Hannah Holt, Julianne Alsante, and Larry E. Beutler
Chapter 11 Potential obstacles to treatment success in adults: Client characteristics
James F. Boswell, Michael Constantino, and Lisa Anderson
Chapter 12 Attachment as moderator variable in counseling and psychotherapy with adults
Cheri L. Marmarosh and Michelle Wallace
Chapter 13 Collaborative/Therapeutic assessment: Procedures to enhance client outcomes
Filippo Aschieri, Francesca Fantini, and Justin Dean Smith
Section 5 Treatment
Chapter 14 Evaluating treatments and interventions: What constitutes evidence-based treatment?
Lisa Jobe-Shields, Amanda Costello, Carrie Jackson, and Rochelle F. Hanson
Chapter 15 Fidelity with flexibility: Treatment acceptability and individualized adaptations of evidence-supported treatments
Lisa Sanetti, Melissa Collier-Meek, and Lindsay Fallon
Chapter 16 Prevention as Treatment: Enhancing resilience in high-risk children
Karol L. Kumpfer and Catia Magalhaes
Chapter 17 Enhancing positive adaptation, well-being, and psychosocial functioning in children by promoting positive parenting
Abigail Gewirtz and Kate Gliske
Chapter 18 Treating the child and adolescent in the family and social context
John E. Lochman, Nicole Powell, Caroline Boxmeyer, Meghan L. Sallee, Casey Dillon, and Cameron Powe
Chapter 19 Career Counseling with Adults: Theories, Interventions, and Populations
Jo-Ida C. Hansen
Section 6 Mechanisms of Change
Chapter 20 Conceptualizing placebo as active component and adjunct in psychological treatment
Martina Amanzio and Sara Palermo
Chapter 21 Pharmacological adjuncts and evidence supported treatments for trauma: The role of psychotropic medications in enhancing treatment effectiveness
Nina Karpova
Section 7 Treatment Goals and Assessment of Treatment Outcomes
Chapter 22 Client and Therapist reports: Symptom reduction, functional improvement, and the therapeutic alliance
Rolf Holmqvist
Chapter 23 Dose response and the shape of change
Stevan Lars Nielsen, Russell J. Bailey, Dianne L. Nielsen, and Tyler R. Pedersen
Chapter 24 Treatment modalities: Comparing treatment outcomes and therapeutic processes in individual, family, and group counseling and psychotherapy
D. Martin Kivlighan, III, and Dennis M. Kivlighan, Jr.
Chapter 25 Neuro-imaging promises and caveats: Methodological issues and implications for research in psychological disorders and treatments
Allison Nugent and Maura Furey
Section 8 Conclusions
Chapter 26 A multidisciplinary, biopsychosocial approach to treatment: Implications for research and practice
Sara Maltzman

About the author: 

Sara Maltzman, PhD, is a senior staff psychologist, Health and Human Services Agency, San Diego County, San Diego, CA. Dr. Maltzman's professional career has included the provision of mental health services to clients with co-morbid physical and mental health concerns, consultation to local government agencies regarding evidence-supported treatments and best practices, and the development of continuous quality improvement and treatment evaluation programs.

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