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Treatment Planning for Psychotherapists: A…

Treatment Planning for Psychotherapists: A Practical Guide to Better…

by M.D. Richard B. Makover

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Here is the new edition of the best-selling handbook Treatment Planning for Psychotherapists: A Practical Guide to Better Outcomes. An ideal tool for clinicians in private practice, this comprehensive guide gives step-by-step instructions for working with patients to craft clear, concise, relevant, and supportable treatment plans. Treatment Planning for Psychotherapists shows you how to assess, diagnose, and formulate plans that make therapy more effective and lead to better outcomes. You'll learn the importance of treatment planning, how to select a treatment method, and how to apply a unique approach involving aim, goals, strategies, and tactics to devise a planned course of treatment. Treatment Planning for Psychotherapists features: -Examples drawn from clinical practice. With the help of case studies drawn from the author's experience with his patients, you'll get a solid understanding of how the treatment planning approach is applied in real therapy situations. -Step-by-step guidance for each phase of treatment planning. You'll learn how to understand the crisis that motivated the patient to seek treatmentAidentify the key issues in a caseAget a clear idea of the best outcomeAset measurable goalsAand craft a straightforward treatment plan. -Focus on the mutual effort of patient and therapist to reach a negotiated agreement on the treatment plan. You'll learn strategies for planning with difficult patientsAdiscover the benefits of using a treatment contractAlearn how to monitor the progress of treatmentAdiscover how to reformulate a case to get stalled therapy movingAand much more. The new edition has been revised and expanded to help you create plans that satisfy increasing demands from regulatory agencies and payers. It includes new information on how to use the formulation as the basis for successful planningAand how to use aspects of clinical assessment to develop the formulation. Without a well-defined treatment plan, therapy can quickly become disorganized and ineffective and lead to reimbursement denial. Treatment Planning for Psychotherapists: A Practical Guide to Better Outcomes, Second Edition, helps you create effective plans that benefit both therapists and patients.

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