Problem Solving Treatment for Anxiety and Depression
A Practical Guide
By (author) Laurence Mynors-Wallis
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Problem Solving Treatment for Anxiety and Depression by Laurence Mynors-Wallis
Book DescriptionProblem-solving treatment is a well researched, practical psychological intervention. The treatment is very much a here and now treatment, focusing on current difficulties and setting future goals. It does not dwell on past relationships and past mistakes. Patients are helped to gain a sense of mastery over their difficulties. There is good evidence to support the use of problem-solving in treatment of patients with depression, emotional disorders, and after episodes of deliberate self-harm. Problem-solving has been developed as a brief, feasible, psychological treatment that can be delivered by non-specialists. Much of the evidence supporting the use of problem-solving treatment has been undertaken in primary care. This definitive guide provides a 'hands-on' manual to assist potential therapists in understanding the background and rationale for problem-solving. The first chapter of the book provides a brief description of the theory which lead to the development of problem-solving treatment. The research trials underpinning the effectiveness of treatment are discussed in chapter two. Chapters three to seven provide a detailed manual for potential therapists. The structure of problem-solving is set out supported by many relevant clinical examples. Detailed advice is given as to how to structure a course of problem-solving. Case examples of how problem-solving develops over a course of treatment are set out. Advice for would-be practitioners as to how best to deliver problem-solving and also guidance as to potential pitfalls are given. Chapter eight sets out the content of a two day course suitable for teaching problem-solving.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198528425
(215mm x 134mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Easy-to-read and user friendly, this book is problem orientated and offers sensible, pragmatic and practical advice to GPs and the primary care team as a whole for the management of mental health problems. It is designed to be 'dipped into' when faced with problems on a daily basis.
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