A timely resource for understanding and utilizing the DSM-IV-TR(TM)
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR(TM)) is the primary tool mental health clinicians use to diagnose psychopathology in their clients. DSM-IV-TR(TM) in Action brings this tool to life by providing clear instruction on how to use it to formulate and complete an assessment, accurately diagnose clients, and prepare a comprehensive treatment plan.
This practical guide highlights new material and features specific, in-depth applications of diagnostic and psychotherapeutic considerations for many commonly treated disorders found in the DSM-IV-TR(TM), such as anorexia nervosa, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and borderline personality disorder. Utilizing numerous case studies, it covers everything from the history of the DSM(TM) to formulating treatment interventions using the DSM-IV-TR(TM) as a foundation. The information on maintaining clinical records and using time-limited therapy as well as the detailed glossary and appendix of sample treatment plans for a broad array of disorders make this a must-have resource for students as well as seasoned mental health professionals.