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WISC-IV Clinical Assessment and Intervention (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Aurelio Prifitera, Donald H. Saklofske, Lawrence G. Weiss WISC-IV Clinical Assessment and Intervention (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Aurelio Prifitera, Donald H. Saklofske, Lawrence G. Weiss
R1,107 R1,050 Discovery Miles 10 500 Save R57 (5%) Special order

The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children: Fourth Edition (WISC-IV) is one of the most often used measures to assess intelligence and cognitive functions in children, ages 6-16 years. The second edition of the "WISC-IV Clinical Assessment and Intervention" will include new information obtained from the clinical use of the WISC-IV in practice. Information on the basic use of the assessment tool is condensed from three chapters into one, with four new chapters discussing how to use and interpret WISC-IV with additional clinical populations. These new populations include pervasive Developmental Disorders including autism, Social and emotional disorders, psychiatric disorders, and medical disorders that may affect intelligence. An additional new chapter discusses intervention planning across patient populations. Each of the chapters (revised original chapters and new chapters) will additionally include case studies including diagnosis and intervention.
Overall, the material in the book is 65% changed, new, and updated. These changes make the second edition better able to meet a clinician's needs in using and interpreting this test.
New to the Second Edition:
* Inclusion of case studies illustrating the clinical applications of the WISC-IV in assessment and program planning
* Intervention recommendations following from assessment to diagnosis
* Introductory chapter illustrating the relationships between the WISC-IV index scores and intervention planning
* New chapters on Learning Disabilities, emotionally disturbed children, systematic illness, and Autism Spectrum Disorders
* Specialized chapters on neuropsychological applications, executive functioning, and cultural issues
* Additional information to aid test interpretation including extended norms for gifted children and the Cognitive Proficiency Index
* All chapters revised to reflect data obtained from the test in clinical use

Handbook of Conceptualization and Treatment of Child Psychopathology (Hardcover, 1st ed): Helen Orvaschel, Michel Hersen, Jan... Handbook of Conceptualization and Treatment of Child Psychopathology (Hardcover, 1st ed)
Helen Orvaschel, Michel Hersen, Jan Faust
R2,513 Discovery Miles 25 130 Special order

Handbook of Conceptualization and Treatment of Child Psychopathology evaluates and illustrates the integration of conceptualization and treatment of child and adolescent psychopathology. Organized into seven parts, this book first discusses the issues of conceptualization and developmental considerations in treatment. Subsequent part delineates treatment models and specific interventions for disruptive behavior disorders. Parts III-VI elucidate mood, anxiety, eating and substance use disorders. The last part covers firesetting, trichotillomania, elimination disorders, schizophrenia, sleep problems, and dissociative disorders. This handbook is an educational tool for graduate students and a resource for psychologists, psychiatrists, school counselors, social workers, and other mental health practitioners who treat children and adolescents and their families.

Motor Vehicle Collisions: Medical, Psychosocial, and Legal Consequences (Hardcover): William O'Donohue, Tony Iezzi,... Motor Vehicle Collisions: Medical, Psychosocial, and Legal Consequences (Hardcover)
William O'Donohue, Tony Iezzi, Melanie Duckworth
R2,398 R2,241 Discovery Miles 22 410 Save R157 (7%) Special order

This book is a comprehensive review of the motor vehicle collision (MVC) experience and includes chapters relevant to the assessment and treatment of multiple consequences of MVC involvement, including medical, psychosocial, and legal difficulties. The book is designed to be accessible to both clinicians and researchers interested in the study of MVCs and in the management of MVC-related problems.
The aim of this book is to capture the MVC experience from a multidisciplinary perspective, This book will serve as a necessary reference for physicians, rehabilitation specialists, allied medical professionals, psychologists, and lawyers.
* Presents the complete chronology of an MVC from immediate aftermath to chronic disability
* Details evidence-based assessment and treatment practices across disciplines
* Addresses cultural factors that influence assessment and treatment of MVC sufferers

How to Build a Thriving Fee-for-Service Practice - Integrating the Healing Side with the Business Side of Psychotherapy... How to Build a Thriving Fee-for-Service Practice - Integrating the Healing Side with the Business Side of Psychotherapy (Paperback)
Laurie Kolt
R1,051 R996 Discovery Miles 9 960 Save R55 (5%) Special order

Twenty years ago, a therapist could hang up a shingle, make some networking calls, and begin to create a steady stream of referrals. Since then, private practice has changed dramatically. Now therapists everywhere are struggling just to keep their practices going. The need has never been greater for sound business tools for building and marketing a therapy practice. How to Build a Thriving Fee-for-Service Practice is essential reading for newly licensed therapists, seasoned professionals, and others wanting to prepare practitioners for success.
How to Build a Thriving Fee-for-Service Practice guides you from your ideal practice vision through the "how-to" steps to succeed. You will learn that a private practice is, in effect, a small business. Chapters contain solid training to help you not only to survive, but also to thrive in a highly competitive market place. Examples, worksheets, business forms, flow charts, paper and pen exercises, and even assignments in the "real world," expose you to essential materials and ideas.
Coverage includes surveying the needs of one's community, capitalizing on unusual market niches, marketing ideas to build one's practice, creating brochures, widening one's scope and expertise through public speaking, seminars, workshops, and writing, analyzing financial data and projections, tracking client information, and more.
* Contains foreword by American Psychological Association President Dr. Patrick DeLeon
* Provides a crash course in business management for therapists
* Includes examples, worksheets, business forms, and exercises
* Supplies tools for bypassing restrictions of managed care
* Suitable for newly licensed therapists and seasoned professionals
Written by a licensed therapist with over 19 years of experience in private practice, this book is a much-needed reference for mental health practitioners pursuing fee-for-service practice.
Key Features
* Learn solid training to not only survive, but thrive, in private practice today
* Go from your ideal practice vision through the "how-to" steps to succeed.
* Mobilize yourself into action
* Market your clinical specialty to attract more cash clients
* Learn how to set realistic practice goals, and track your progress
* Regain your autonomy, income and career satisfaction
* Lean how to communicate the value of your services to the public
* Learn how to give powerful workshops and speaking engagements and write effective community articles
* Turn your specialty into a market niche
* Use the media as a vehicle to give psychology away and gain visibility
* Learn the skills that have never been taught in graduate school--until now
* Lay the foundation for your practice that builds momentum
* Attract new clients through seminars, speaking engagements and published articles
* Build a dynamic referral base
* Re-ignite the passion for your career and love what you do for a living
* Make your practice adaptive, challenging and enjoyable for the rest of your career

Effective Brief Therapies - A Clinician's Guide (Paperback): Michel Hersen, Maryka Biaggio Effective Brief Therapies - A Clinician's Guide (Paperback)
Michel Hersen, Maryka Biaggio
R1,305 R1,232 Discovery Miles 12 320 Save R73 (6%) Special order

This treatment guide is based on selected disorders taken from the American Psychiatric Association DSM-IV Diagnostic Classifications. The disorders selected are treatable or responsive to brief therapy methods.
The therapist or student in training can use this book to identify the elements needed for formulating a treatment plan on disorders typically encountered in clinical practice. The approaches taken are based on cognitive behavioral principles and makes use of empirical findings. However, the case study format allows the reader to see how the assessment and treatment is implemented in a "real-life" patient, and not as a clinical abstraction distilled from research studies. Moreover, the treatment plan is outlined in a manner that makes reimbursement likely from managed care organizations and insurance companies. Effective Brief Therapies is useful as a reference for therapists and as a training guide for graduate students.
Key Features
* Case Descriptions
* Treatment Conceptualization
* Assessment Techniques
* Treatment Implementation Techniques
* Concurrent Diagnoses and Treatment
* Complications and Treatment Implications
* Dealing with Managed Care and Accountability
* Outcome and Follow-up
* Dealing with Recidivism

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