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Author Ruddy, Nancy Breen.

Title The collaborative psychotherapist : creating reciprocal relationships with medical professionals / Nancy Breen Ruddy, Dorothy A. Borresen, William B. Gunn Jr.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2008]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK EBSCO    Downloadable
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Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource.
Series Psychologists in independent practice
Psychologists in independent practice.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Becoming a collaborative psychotherapist -- The hidden benefits of collaboration -- Primary care : where the patients are -- The nuts and bolts of routine collaboration -- Challenging patients, challenging interactions -- Collaborative strategies for challenging interactions -- Co-locating with medical professionals : a new model of integrated care -- Finding a support team : a case of major depression -- The underachieving son : a case of attention deficit disorder -- The best little girl in the world revisited : a case of anorexia nervosa -- A lost identity : a case of chronic illness, disability, and depression -- Collaborative private practice / Dave Driscoll -- Collaborative primary care physician / Deborah Wright -- Collaborative managed care / Michael Hoyt -- Collaborative primary care mental health / Shari Altum -- Collaborative crisis services / Albert Bassetti.
Note GMD: electronic resource.
Summary "Although it is common knowledge that physical illness affects mental well-being and vice versa, there has been a surprising lack of cooperation between psychotherapists and medical professionals in serving patients' needs. In a fragmented health care system, psychotherapists need practical strategies for effectively collaborating with medical professionals. The collaborative psychotherapist provides step-by-step guidance on how psychotherapists can work with their medical colleagues on a routine basis. Such skills are illustrated through a variety of case studies involving adult and child patients commonly seen in psychotherapy and family therapy practice. To answer the questions most frequently asked by therapists, the authors interview four veteran therapists and one medical doctor, who provide valuable insider knowledge of how to collaborate successfully. The volume authors also provide advice on how therapists can extend their skills to collaborate more intensively on complex cases that may involve specialists. Among the useful tools in this book are model letters of introduction, suggestions for follow-up communication, and checklists of medical issues to consider when evaluating patients. All of these can be copied freely and modified according to the practitioner's specific needs. After reading this book, readers will be ready to work successfully with their medical colleagues, ensuring the best care for their patients and, as a byproduct, increasing their professional satisfaction and referral base in the community"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved).
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Psychotherapists -- Professional relationships.
Psychiatric referral.
Medical referral.
Psychiatric consultation.
Psychotherapy -- Practice.
Referral and Consultation.
Mental Disorders -- therapy.
Added Author Borresen, Dorothy A.
Gunn, William B.
Added Title PsycBooks.
Other Form: Print version: Ruddy, Nancy Breen. Collaborative psychotherapist. 1st ed. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2008 (DLC) 2007038439 (OCoLC)173367744
ISBN 9781433803383 (print ed.)
1433803380 (print ed.)
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