'While there have been lengthy handbooks and a variety of specialized books, I do not think anyone has had quite the idea of writing a primer. It combines research and practice in a very interesting manner... The up-to-date research is one of the major strengths. The authors clearly know their material and are conversant with the major findings of the field... It reflects a masterful knowledge of the current literature and communicates it very well' - Ed Beckham, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist. Psychiatric Associations, Inc
Every health-care provider and mental-health professional will encounter clients struggling with depression, yet many of these professionals do not receive a thorough grounding on theory, research, and clinical guidelines regarding depression, and those who do sometimes have trouble keeping abreast of the literature. This book provides a handy reference for such practitioners.
- Use of realistic composite Case Studies to open each chapter and to serve as an anchor to illustrate discussion throughout the chapter.
- Discussion of treatment issues and clinical guidelines for psychotherapy, including ethical, practical, and training issues.
- Chapter Summaries and "Clinical Guidelines" in handy bulleted format to conclude each chapter.
- Annotated "Suggested Readings" and thorough references guiding readers to more in-depth resources.