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Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning
Integrating Theory With Clinical Practice

Fourth Edition


July 2018 | 731 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning: Integrating Theory With Clinical Practice teaches students in counseling, psychotherapy, and clinical psychology how to develop the case conceptualization and treatment planning skills necessary to help clients achieve change. Author Pearl S. Berman provides client interviews and sample case studies in each chapter along with detailed steps for practice and developing treatment plans. Chapters conclude with questions that engage students in critical thinking about the complexity of human experiences. The updated and expanded Fourth Edition includes cutting-edge issues in trauma-informed care; responsiveness to development across the lifespan; integration of issues relevant to intersectionality of oppression; and evidence-based practice.


 
Preface
 
Overview of Chapters
 
Acknowledgments
 
SECTION ONE
 
1. Developing Case Conceptualizations and Treatment Plans
Selecting a Theoretical Perspective  
Key Features in Developing a Case Conceptualization  
Developing Your Personal Writing Style  
Conclusions  
Recommended Resources  
 
2. Violence and Trauma
Introduction to the Impact of Violence and Trauma  
Violence and Minors  
Violence and Adults  
Violence against Older Adults  
Violence across the Lifespan  
Treatment of Victims and Perpetrators  
Final Words  
Red Flag Guidelines for Trauma Informed Care  
Self-Analysis Guidelines  
Recommended Resources  
 
3. Introduction to the Complexity of Human Experience
Intersectionality of Domains and Oppression  
Red Flag Guidelines for Intersectionality  
Self-Analysis Guidelines  
Chapters Highlighting Different Domains of Complexity  
Recommended Resources  
 
4. The Complexity of Human Experience: Development
Minors  
Early Childhood (Approximately Ages 4-7)  
Middle Childhood (Approximately Ages 7-12)  
Adolescence (Approximately Ages 12-19)  
Emerging and Early Adulthood  
Middle Adulthood  
Older Adulthood  
Red Flag Developmental Guidelines  
Self-Analysis Guidelines  
Recommended Resources  
 
5. The Complexity of Human Experience: Gender
Definitional Challenges  
Biology  
Estimates of Gender Prevalence  
Gender and Households  
Gender and Employment  
Gender Identity  
Gender Role Stereotypes  
Learning Gender Roles  
The Female Gender Role Stereotype  
The Male Gender Role Stereotype  
Gender Roles and Parenting  
Gender Role Transitions across the Lifespan  
Gender Role Stereotypes and Psychological Well-being  
Sexual Assault and Gender  
The Gender-Informed Clinician  
Gender Stereotypes and Societies  
Red Flag Gender Guidelines  
Self-Analysis Guidelines  
Chapters Highlighting Gender  
Recommended Resources  
 
6. The Complexity of Human Experience: Race and Ethnicity
Census Data  
Red Flag Racial and Ethnic Guidelines  
Self-Analysis Guidelines  
Chapters Highlighting Race and Ethnicity  
Recommended Resources  
 
7. The Complexity of Human Experience: Sexual Orientation
Sexual Minority Stresses during Childhood and Adolescence  
School System  
Sexual Minority Stresses in Adulthood  
Red Flag Sexual Orientation Guidelines  
Self-Analysis Guidelines  
Chapters Highlighting Sexual Orientation  
Recommended Resources  
 
8. The Complexity of Human Experience: Socioeconomic Status
Income Inequality and Socioeconomic Status  
Class, Power, and Socioeconomic Status  
Households and Socioeconomic Status  
Education and Socioeconomic Status  
Neighborhoods and Socioeconomic Status  
Health Care and Socioeconomic Status  
Physical and Psychological Health and Socioeconomic Status  
Legal System and Socioeconomic Status  
Resilience and Socioeconomic Status  
Red Flag Socioeconomic Guidelines  
Self-Analysis Guidelines  
Chapters Highlighting Socioeconomic Status  
Recommended Resources  
 
9. Introduction to Clinical Chapters
Trauma-Informed Care  
Research on Treatment Effectiveness  
Red Flag Guidelines  
Conclusions  
Resources  
 
SECTION TWO
 
10. Behavioral Case Conceptualizations and Treatment Plans
Introduction to Behavioral Theory  
Role of the Clinician  
Evidenced-based Practice  
Case Application: Integrating the Domain of Gender  
Practice Case for Student Conceptualization: Integrating the Domain of Age  
Recommended Resources  
 
11. Cognitive Case Conceptualizations and Treatment Plans
Introduction to Cognitive Theory  
Role of the Clinician  
Evidenced-based Practice  
Case Application: Integrating the Domain of Gender  
Recommended Resources  
 
12. Cognitive- Behavioral Conceptualizations and Treatment Plans
Introduction to Cognitive-Behavioral Theory  
Role of the Clinician  
Evidenced-based Practice  
Case Application: Integrating the Domain of Socioeconomic Status  
Practice Case for Student Conceptualization: Integrating the Domain of Age  
Recommended Resources  
 
13. Feminist Case Conceptualizations and Treatment Plans
Introduction to Feminist Theory  
Role of the Clinician  
Evidenced-based Practice  
Case Application: Integrating the Domain of Race and Ethnicity  
Practice Case for Student Conceptualization: Integrating the Domain of Socioeconomic Status  
Recommended Resources  
 
14. Emotion-Focused Case Conceptualizations and Treatment Plans
Introduction to Emotion-Focused Theory  
Role of the Clinician  
Evidenced-based Practice  
Case Application: Integrating the Domain of Sexual Orientation  
Practice Case for Student Conceptualization: Integrating the Domain of Sexual Orientation  
Recommended Resources  
 
15. Dynamic Case Conceptualizations and Treatment Plans
Introduction to Dynamic Theory  
Role of the Clinician  
Evidenced-based Practice  
Case Application: Integrating the Domain of Race and Ethnicity  
Practice Case for Student Conceptualization: Integrating the Domain of Gender  
Recommended Resources  
 
16. Systems Case Conceptualizations and Treatment Plans
Introduction to Family Systems Theory  
Role of the Clinician  
Evidenced-based Practice  
Case Application: Integrating the Domain of Age  
Practice Case for Student Conceptualization: Integrating the Domain of Race and Ethnicity  
Recommended Resources  
 
17. Cultural Case Conceptualizations and Treatment Plans
Introduction to Cultural Theory  
Role of the Clinician  
Evidenced-based Practice  
Case Application: Integrating the Domain of Development  
Practice Case for Student Conceptualization: Integrating the Domain of Development  
Recommended Resources  
 
18. Constructivist Case Conceptualizations and Treatment Plans
Introduction to Constructivist Theory  
Role of the Clinician  
Evidenced-based Practice  
Case Application: Integrating the Domain of Socioeconomic Status  
Recommended Resources  
 
19. Transtheoretical Case Conceptualizations and Treatment Plans
Introduction to Transtheoretical Theory  
Role of the Clinician  
Evidenced-based Practice  
Case Application: Integrating the Socioeconomic Status  
Practice Case for Student Conceptualization: Integrating the Domain of Race and Ethnicity  
Recommended Resources  
 
20. Treatment Planning over Time and Clinical Decision-Making
Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning Over Time  
The Case of Kayla  
Clinical Decision Making  
Red Flag Guidelines for Developing a Case Conceptualization and Treatment Plan  
 
References
 
About the Author

“This is the text that I have been searching for to use in practicum – one book that brings prior, essential course content to the forefront, and builds from that knowledge to help students truly understand how to use theory as a guiding force.”

Michelle L. Bruno,
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Key features

 NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Expansion of detailed case examples and skill-building exercises help instructors provide their students with a richer, more valuable learning experience.
  • A streamlined organizational structure allows readers to easily switch back and forth between research chapters and clinical chapters.
  • Expanded discussions of each domain of human complexity allow students to become flexible thinkers who can incorporate the knowledge of their client’s unique backgrounds into their conceptualizations and treatment plans.
  • Evidence-based practice integrated throughout the text supports student comprehension of literature on clinical work and treatment.
KEY FEATURES:
  • Stimulating client interviews provide students context to gather real-world perspectives for formulating conceptualizations.
  • Coverage of seven knowledge bases of clinical work include psychological theory; trauma-informed care; human complexity; intersectionality of oppressions; self-reflection on personal values, strengths, and weaknesses; evidence-based treatment strategies; and effective writing.
  • Integration of theory and practice helps readers develop an understanding of how to think about clients in an in-depth and flexible manner.
  • A variety of theoretical models are included so that students can challenge themselves to think critically about cases using behavioral, cognitive, cognitive-behavioral, feminist, emotion-focused, dynamic, family systems, cultural, constructivist, and transtheoretical perspectives.


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