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3rd Edition

Treatment Planning for Psychotherapists: A Practical Guide To Better Outcomes

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Richard B Makover

  • Treatment Planning for Psychotherapists

268 pages
ISBN: 9781615370290

Previous editions of Dr. Richard B. Makover's popular handbook Treatment Planning for Psychotherapists shed light on this all-too-often neglected element of psychotherapy while squarely establishing themselves as the go-to references on the topic.

Drawing on the author's years of experience, and with engaging and memorable clinical examples, the book presents a top-down, outcome-based approach to treatment planning that emphasises the importance of the initial interview and assessment to the planning process, while providing practical advice for enhancing patient collaboration and reducing dropout rates.

This revised edition of the guide has been updated to reflect important changes in mental health delivery systems and funding relevant to treatment providers, as well as the challenges and opportunities posed by the digital revolution. It is also more readable than ever: bullet points and chapter-end summaries distil points of emphasis, helping readers take in and reference information easily and effectively.

This third edition also features:

  • An amplified chapter on assessment that explains how this crucial step should inform case formulation and, as a result, treatment planning.
  • An expanded chapter on the challenges of treating patients struggling with cognitive impairment, addiction and psychoses, among other issues, ensuring that readers are equipped to handle a wide range of scenarios.
  • A new, simplified approach to the often overlooked but crucial step of formulation.
  • Suggested readings that will provide therapists with a comprehensive view of psychotherapy in general and treatment planning in particular.

The framework and methods offered in this edition of Treatment Planning for Psychotherapists make it an invaluable resource for clinical psychiatrists and psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychiatric residents, clinical social workers - in short, anyone engaged in the challenging but necessary work of helping patients address and overcome their dysfunction.

Table of Contents


About the Author.

Part I: Introduction.

  • Overview.
  • The Importance of Treatment Planning
  • Treatment Selection.

Part II: Components.

  • The Aim.
  • Goals.
  • Strategies.
  • Tactics.

Part III: Construction.

  • Assessment.
  • Formulation.
  • The Plan.
  • The Treatment Contract.

Part IV: Practice.

  • Putting It All Together.
  • Working the Plan
  • The Structural Impasse.
  • Challenges.

Part V: Education.

  • New Learning.
  • Suggested Readings.