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Diagnostic essentials of psychopathology, a case-based approach, Cheree Hammond

Diagnostic Essentials of Psychopathology: A Case-Based Approach by Cheree Hammond brings together dozens of fictional cases which represent a range of human experiences, featuring people of different ages, ethnicities, genders, ability levels, and religions. Each disorder has several cases associated with it to capture the truly unique nature of working with various client intersections, and half of the cases provide the correct “answers” or diagnosis to allow students to check their understanding of this process. Some cases focus on a diagnosis, others with analysis, and others let the student practice on their own as a way to further student reflection and learning. This casebook is specifically written for disciplines that are grounded in a humanistic approach (Counseling, Social Work, Counseling Psychology). The author provides a framework for using the medical model that is presented in the DSM-5
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half Title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Brief Contents -- Detailed Contents -- Acknowledgements -- About the Author -- Chapter 1 - Making Sense of the DSM 5 -- The Purpose of the DSM -- The Constructivist Nature of Mental Health and Mental Illness -- Alternative Frameworks for Understanding Mental Illness -- Criticisms of the DSM 5 -- Poor Inter-Rater Reliability -- Validity Questions -- Other Criticisms -- Social Trends and Diagnostics -- Minimizing Risk -- Importance of Mastering the DSM 5 -- The Changing Structure of the DSM -- The DSM 5 Structure and Its Revisions -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 2 - Eight Steps to Diagnosis -- Step One: Identify Presenting Problems, Symptoms, and Observations -- Step Two: Cluster Related Symptoms, Observations, and Presenting Problems -- Step Three: Identify Potential Diagnoses -- Step Four: Locate the Diagnosis and Its Criteria Table in the DSM -- Step Five: Apply Relevant Diagnostic Principles -- Diagnostic Steps Six, Seven and Eight -- Step Eight: The Diagnostic Notation -- Diagnostic Principles and Considerations -- Clinical Significance -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 3 - The Justification Process -- A Review of the First Five Steps in the Diagnostic Process -- The Justification Process, Step Six -- Step Seven, Writing Your Justification -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 4 - Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning -- Clinical Hypothesis and Case Conceptualization -- A Contemplative Approach to Conceptualizing Client Difficulties and Strengths -- The Treatment Plan -- Nita -- Justification and Diagnosis -- A Conceptualization of Nita's Case Through a Cognitive-Behavioral Lens -- Nita's Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Plan -- A Conceptualization of Nita's Case Through an Existential Lens -- Nita's Existential Treatment Plan
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
Includes index
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 608 pages), illustrations
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