The author shares modifiable treatment plans and goals, including tips on reports, progress notes, discharge summaries, payment and authorisation.
She discusses tested techniques for helping patients with anxiety, behavioural, bipolar, depressive, eating, impulse-control, sleep, substance-dependence and abuse disorders, and much more.
Much of the text is not written in traditional paragraph style, instead pairing an adolescent's or parents' goals linked to the therapist's recommended interventions. An example is 'Adolescent's Goal: Learn that it is okay to express feelings linked to therapist's Interventions; Praise or reward the adolescent for expressing feelings appropriately'.
Useful therapeutic tools are listed: roleplaying, hypnosis, self-help books, therapeutic games, genograms and family sculpturing, and homework assignments.
Sample forms such as outpatient medical management reports, a payment and session monitor and a discharge summary round out this accessible resource created with practical applications firmly in mind. The book is a very insightful, thought-provoking resource.