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Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Skills

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Skills
A Popular Culture Casebook Approach

Third Edition

July 2024 | 512 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Third Edition of Alan M. Schwitzer, Amber L. Pope, and Lawrence C. Rubin's Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Skills: A Popular Culture Casebook Approach thoroughly covers essential clinical thinking skills in professional counseling through classic and contemporary popular culture case examples. Fully revised for use with the DSM-5-TR, the text begins with discussion of diagnosis, case conceptualization, and current treatment planning practices, covering the interplay of individual clinical tools and their application in contemporary practice. Twenty DSM-5-TR updated case illustrations follow, representing a diverse range of individual differences and intersecting identities. Students will engage with each case illustration in a start-to-finish application of clinical tools.
Chapter 1: Clinical Thinking Skills: Diagnosis, Case Conceptualization, and Treatment Planning
Chapter 2: Diagnosis: Understanding and Using the DSM-5-TR
Chapter 3: Case Conceptualization: Making Sense of the Client’s Concerns
Chapter 4: Treatment Planning: Designing a Plan for Change
Chapter 5: Diagnosis, Case Conceptualization, and Treatment Planning: Twenty Case Illustrations With DSM-5-TR and Treatment Planning Updates
Appendix A: Practice, Practice, Practice! Three Popular Culture Case Learning Activities

This book provides a comprehensive approach to Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. The authors walk the reader through the process step-by step while making connections between the concepts and popular characters to ensure student understanding. This book has broken down case conceptualization into a 4-step process providing the knowledge necessary to conceptualize clients using a theoretical approach. This is a must have for your course.

Dr. Tanisha N. Sapp
Liberty University

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