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Description - Depression by Steven Richards

'The idea of a highly accessible resource on depression is a good one...It fills an important gap in the literature and represents a very helpful addition to the library of clinicians - expert and non-expert alike - who could benefit from an accessible, up-to-date primer (or refresher) in the formulation, diagnosis and treatment of depression' - Stephen Swallow, Ph.D., Private Practice, Oakville, Ontario '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. Features//Benefits - 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761922483
ISBN-10: 0761922482
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 12-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Steven Richards

Steven Richards is Professor of Psychology at Texas Tech University. He has also served as department chair, counseling program director, psychology clinic director, and introductory psychology course director. Prior to his appointment at Texas Tech, Dr. Richards was on the faculty at Syracuse University and the University of Missouri-Columbia. He served as director of the clinical psychology program at Syracuse and as associate department chair and psychology clinic director at Missouri. His research interests include depression, health psychology, and stress and coping. Dr. Richards has authored approximately 50 publications on these topics and related areas. He has served as editor of SBM's newsletter Outlook, on the editorial boards of five journals, as an ad hoc reviewer for about 30 journals, and as a principal investigator on two grants from the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Richards earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the APA-accredited program at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Michael G. Perri is Research Foundation Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology in the Health Science Center at the University of Florida. He has also served as area head for health psychology and as director of the psychology internship program at Florida. Prior to his appointment at Florida, Dr. Perri was on the faculty at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Indiana University, and the University of Rochester. His research interests include depression, obesity, and health psychology. Dr. Perri has authored more than 100 publications on these topics and related areas. He has served on the editorial boards of nine journals and national reporting groups, as an ad hoc reviewer for about 20 journals, and as a principal investigator or co-principal investigator on nine grants from the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies. The American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) has certified Dr. Perri in clinical psychology. Dr. Perri earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the APA-accredited program at the University of Missouri-Columbia.