Basic Psychopharmacology for Counselors and Psychotherapists

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9780205440054: Basic Psychopharmacology for Counselors and Psychotherapists

Comprehensive, practical and concise, this text provides a thorough and up-to-date presentation of psychopharmacology in language that students and professors will embrace.  This text is a practical,  easy to read depiction of the world of psychopharmacology written for non-medical helping professionals. Filled with ample explanations and examples, it utilizes a familiar writing style that is non-threatening and easily understood by students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. It covers ALL topics encountered by therapists in the field.

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Comprehensive, practical and concise, Basic Psychopharmacology for Counselors and Psychotherapists provides a thorough and up-to-date presentation of psychopharmacology in language that students can embrace.

This text is a practical, easy to read depiction of the world of psychopharmacology written for non-medical helping professionals. Filled with ample explanations and examples, it utilizes a familiar writing style that is non-threatening and easily understood by students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. It covers ALL topics encountered by therapists in the field.

Highlights of this book:

  • Includes many quick-reference drug guides for the practicing clinician. Throughout the text chapters, authors provide comprehensive and up-to-date tables on current medications used in treatment. (Ch. 5, Tables 1 & 2; Ch. 6, Table 1).
  • A convenient, end-of-book appendix provides a comprehensive chart of oft-prescribed drugs, providing: Generic Name (Drug Class), Trade/Brand Name, Mechanism of Action, Typical Dose, and Most Common Side Affects.
  • Contains case vignettes typically seen in real life practical situations. Clinicians may easily identify with these vignettes and apply the knowledge to their particular case (Chs. 15-19).
  • Includes an entire chapter on the treatment of co-occuring disorders, making it one of the few psychopharmacology texts offering information to clinicians who work with duallydiagnosed patients (Ch. 13).
  • Contains an entire chapter on the treatment of sleep disorders and personality disorders and offers additional information to clinicians who treat these common problems (Chs. 11 & 12).
  • Addresses herbal/holistic treatment possibilities, assisting the clinician in discerning the effectiveness of holistic remedies (Ch. 5).
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