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Clinical Manual of Supportive Psychotherapy, Second Edition

Peter N. Novalis, M.D., Ph.D., Virginia Singer, D.N.P., and Roger Peele, M.D.

  • 2020
  • 469 Pages
  • ISBN 978-1-61537-165-5
  • Item #37165

Description

Updated for the first time since 1993—and still the only comprehensive clinical guide to supportive psychotherapy—this new edition of Clinical Manual of Supportive Psychotherapy features updated and new chapters, vignettes, tables, and resources that reflect current best practices.

Where once it was reserved for use with severely impaired patients, supportive therapy has come to be recognized as the treatment of choice for many patients, and supportive techniques underpin a great many other psychotherapies.

As a result, the academic literature, both on specific populations and on technical issues, has mushroomed. In this manual, the authors—all of them practicing mental health clinicians—distill the most relevant information that nonpsychiatric physicians, psychiatric residents, and experienced psychiatrists and psychotherapists need to fully understand this specific modality.

The volume introduces, in Part I, readers to the history and evolution of the use of supportive therapy, examining both its principles and its techniques. It then applies, in Part II, the approach to a range of disorders, including schizophrenia and hallucinations, mood disorders, personality disorders, and—new to this edition—anxiety and co-occurring disorders.

Part III covers interactions and special settings, discussing applying supportive techniques with medically ill patients and older patients, including tackling issues such as social and financial barriers to seeking treatment in the case of the latter. Also included in this part are new chapters on interactions and special settings, including practicing in detention and correctional centers and the special needs of therapists in public institutions, and updated chapters on community and family involvement and medication adherence and therapy interactions. A discussion of ethics—augmented with guidance on cultural and religious sensitivity—completes this most comprehensive of guides.

Contents

List of Tables
Introduction to the Second Edition
Introduction to the First Edition
Notes on Usage
Acknowledgments
Part I: Principles
Chapter 1. The Basis for Supportive Psychotherapy
Chapter 2. The Supportive Relationship
Chapter 3. Principles of Supportive Technique: Explanatory Techniques
Chapter 4. Principles of Supportive Technique: Directive Interventions
Chapter 5. Managing the Therapy
Part II: Diagnostic Applications
Chapter 6. Schizophrenia and Hallucinations
Chapter 7. Mood Disorders
Chapter 8. Anxiety Disorders and Related Disorders
Chapter 9. Co-occurring Disorders
Chapter 10. Personality Disorders
Chapter 11. Crisis Management and Suicidality
Part III: Interactions and Special Settings
Chapter 12. The Medically Ill Patient
Chapter 13. The Older Patient
Chapter 14. Special Populations
Chapter 15. Community and Family Involvement
Chapter 16. Medication-Therapy Interactions and Medication Adherence
Chapter 17. Ethical and Cultural Awareness in Supportive Psychotherapy
Index

About the Authors

Peter N. Novalis, M.D., Ph.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Virginia Singer, D.N.P., PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, is a psychiatric nurse practitioner in private practice in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Roger Peele, M.D., DLFAPA, is Chief Psychiatrist for Montgomery County, Maryland.

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