Reflecting recent changes in the most widely used diagnostic categories and psychological tests, this revision of a classic handbook serves as a complete reference for mental health clinicians. It is the first and only book to directly link standard diagnostic categories with behavioral observations, psychological test correlates, and intervention options.
Changes in the widely used DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) and MMPI-2 (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory) are covered in depth. In fact, coverage of the DSM-IV and MMPI-2 is so complete that this volume can serve as a primary reference on these topics, as well as a general diagnostic, assessment, and treatment resource. The chapter on psychopharmacology offers clinicians - especially non-medical mental health professionals - access to relevant information about the use of psychotropic drugs in treatment. The guide also offers up-to-date coverage of a difficult issue clinicians face in their practice: assessing and predicting the behavior patterns of clients who present a danger to themselves and others. This edition also includes new appendices providing suggested bibliotherapy assignments and appropriate relaxation techniques for various types of clients.
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The Clinician's Handbook is the only book currently available that truly integrates three distinct but necessarily related considerations — 1) behavioral descriptors and diagnostic issues, (2) test correlates, and 3) intervention options. The book links common symptoms, personality styles, test patterns, and treatment recommendations with the major psychodiagnostic categories that clinicians use every day.
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