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Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Skills

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Skills
A Popular Culture Casebook Approach (DSM-5 Update)

Second Edition
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August 2014 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The Second Edition of Alan M. Schwitzer and Lawrence C. Rubin’s Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Skills: A Popular Culture Casebook Approach comprehensively addresses the clinical thinking skills required in professional counseling settings through the innovative use of case examples drawn from popular culture. Fully revised to include DSM-5, the text begins with discussion of diagnosis, case conceptualization, and treatment planning, covering the interplay of individual clinical tools and their application in contemporary practice. Ten DSM-5 updated case illustrations follow, creating a streamlined new edition that engages students in a start-to-finish application of clinical tools.


Chapter 1: Clinical Thinking Skills: Diagnosis, Case Conceptualization, and Treatment Planning
Chapter 2: Diagnosis: Understanding and Using the DSM-5
Chapter 3: Case Conceptualization: Making Sense of the Client’s Concerns
Chapter 4: Treatment Planning: Designing a Plan for Change
Chapter 5: Diagnosis, Case Conceptualization, and Treatment Planning: Ten Case Illustrations With DSM-5 Updates
Case 5.1 Japanese Anime’s Naruto  
Case 5.2 Vampire Anthology’s Edward Cullen  
Case 5.3 West Side Story’s Maria  
Case 5.4 Beauty and the Beast’s Belle  
Case 5.5 The Color Purple’s Miss Celie  
Case 5.6 Misery’s Annie Wilkes  
Case 5.7 The Cleveland Show’s Cleveland Brown  
Case 5.8 Will and Grace’s Jack McFarland  
Case 5.9 The Revolver Album’s Eleanor Rigby  
Case 5.10 Golden Girls’ Sophia Petrillo  


Student Study Site

This site includes an additional 20 cases from the first edition, now updated for DSM-5.

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Chapter 1

Chapter 2

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ISBN: 9781483349763