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||The collaborative psychotherapist: Creating reciprocal relationships with medical professionals.
||Ruddy, Nancy Breen1; Borresen, Dorothy A.2; Gunn, William B., Jr.3
|| (1)Hunterdon Family Practice Residency, Flemington, NJ, US; (2)University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, US;
(3)New Hampshire/Dartmouth Family Practice Residency, Concord, NH, US
|| Psychologists in independent practice. Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association. (2008) ix, 266 pp.
|| Collaboration* Integrated Services* *Professional Ethics Interdisciplinary Treatment Approach* Medical Personnel*
Psychotherapists* Interpersonal Relationships
|| (From the jacket) 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. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
|| Psychologists in independent practice.
|| 1433803380 (hardcover); 9781433803383 (hardcover)
|| Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association
|Table of Contents
Introduction: Becoming a collaborative psychotherapist
Part I: Routine collaboration
The hidden benefits of collaboration / Nancy Breen Ruddy, Dorothy A. Borresen and William B. Gunn, Jr. / pp. 23-37
Primary care: Where the patients are / Nancy Breen Ruddy, Dorothy A. Borresen and William B. Gunn, Jr. / pp. 39-53
The nuts and bolts of routine collaboration / Nancy Breen Ruddy, Dorothy A. Borresen and William B. Gunn, Jr. / pp. 55-69
Part II: Intensive collaboration
Challenging patients, challenging interactions / Nancy Breen Ruddy, Dorothy A. Borresen and William B. Gunn, Jr. / pp. 73-94
Strategies and techniques in intensive collaboration / Nancy Breen Ruddy, Dorothy A. Borresen and William B. Gunn, Jr. / pp. 95-113
Colocating with medical professionals: A new model of integrated care / Nancy Breen Ruddy, Dorothy A. Borresen and William B. Gunn, Jr. / pp. 115-133
Part II: Clinical examples of collaboration
Too many stressors: A case of major depression at midlife / Nancy Breen Ruddy, Dorothy A. Borresen and William B. Gunn, Jr. / pp. 139-147
The underachieving son: A case of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder / Nancy Breen Ruddy, Dorothy A. Borresen and William B. Gunn, Jr. / pp. 149-156
The best little girl in the world: A case of anorexia nervosa / Nancy Breen Ruddy, Dorothy A. Borresen and William B. Gunn, Jr. / pp. 157-165
A man loses his identity: A complex case of chronic pain, disability, and depression / Nancy Breen Ruddy, Dorothy A. Borresen and William B. Gunn, Jr. / pp. 167-176
Part VI: Collaboration in the real world: Interviews with collaborative health care professionals
Collaborative private practice / Nancy Breen Ruddy, Dorothy A. Borresen and William B. Gunn, Jr. / pp. 181-187
Collaborative primary care medical practice / Nancy Breen Ruddy, Dorothy A. Borresen and William B. Gunn, Jr. / pp. 189-194
Collaborative managed care / Nancy Breen Ruddy, Dorothy A. Borresen and William B. Gunn, Jr. / pp. 195-203
Collaborative primary care mental health / Nancy Breen Ruddy, Dorothy A. Borresen and William B. Gunn, Jr. / pp. 205-214
Collaborative crisis services / Nancy Breen Ruddy, Dorothy A. Borresen and William B. Gunn, Jr. / pp. 215-220
Appendix A: Medical problems associated with psychiatric symptoms
Appendix B: Psychiatric side effects of commonly used medications
Appendix C: The collaborative psychotherapist's toolbox
Appendix D: Additional resources
Appendix E: Questions to elicit the patient's and family's story
About the Authors
||Psychology: Professional & Research
|| Book; Authored Book
|| collaboration; psychotherapists; professional relationships; medical professionals
|| 3400 Professional Psychological & Health Personnel Issues
|Number of References
|| 111 reference(s) present
|| 1. Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. (2005). The ACGME Outcome Project: An introduction. The ACGME Outcome Project: An introduction, 19, 2007, from http://www.acgme .org/outcome /project /OPintrorevl_7â€"05 .ppt.
2.American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. (2001). AAMFT code of ethics. AAMFT code of ethics, 10, 2007, from http://www.aamft .org/resources /LRMPlan/Ethics /ethicscode2001.asp.
3.American Psychiatric Association. (1998, November 20). Collaboration between psychiatrists, primary care doctors vital in ensuring more mental healthcare. Psychiatric News, p. 9.
4.American Psychological Association Practice Directorate. (2006). [Survey of psy-chologistsâ€™ opinions and practice patterns regarding collaboration with medical professionals]. Unpublished raw data.
5.American Psychological Association. (2002). Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct. Retrieved November 10,2007, from http: / / www.apa.org/ethics /code2002.html Cited by 394
6.Ansseau, M., Dierick, M., Buntinkx, F., Cnockaert, P., Smedt, J. & Van Den Haute, M. (2004). High prevalence of mental disorders in primary care. Journal of Affective Disorders, 78, 49â€"55.
7.Bair, M. J., Robinson, R. L., Eckert, G. J., Stang, P. E., Crogban, T. W., & Kroenke, K. (2004). Impact of pain in depression treatment response in primary care. Psychosomatic Medicine, 66,17â€"22.
8.Barsky, A. J., & Borus, J. F. (1995). Somatization and medicalization in the era of managed care. Journal of the American Medical Association, 274,1931â€"1934.
9.Bass, C. (1990). Somatisation: Physical symptoms and psychological disorder. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. Cited by 3
10.Benson, H. (1975). The relaxation response. New York: Morrow. Cited by 375
11.Benson, H. (1996). Timeless healing: The power and biology of belief. New York: Scribner.
|Last Revision Date
|| 2008 - 03695 - 000
Sample Chapter Record
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||On self-criticism as interpersonally maladaptive.
|| Self-criticism and self-enhancement: Theory, research, and clinical implications.
||Holm-Denoma, Jill M1; Otamendi, Ainhoa2; Joiner, Thomas E., Jr.3
|| (1)University of Vermont, Burlington, Burlington, VT, US; (2)University of Malaga, Malaga, Spain; (3)Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, US
||Chang, Edward C. (2008). Self-criticism and self-enhancement: Theory, research, and clinical implications. (pp. 73-86). Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association. xvi, 291 pp.
|| Distress* Interpersonal Interaction* Self Criticism* Family Members Friendship Marriage Social Support
|| (From the chapter) Among the potentially damaging effects of self-criticism is interpersonal strife. Individuals who are highly critical of themselves often experience struggles in many social domains, including relationships with romantic partners, family members, and friends. These interpersonal difficulties may result from the hypothesized insecurities that self-critical individuals have about attachment and social rank, their tendency to make few requests for social support, their relative lack of interpersonal goals, and the little pleasant affect they feel when acting communally. It is interesting that self-criticism appears to increase the frequency of negative interpersonal events and to increase subjective distress associated with interpersonal stressors. In this chapter we discuss the dynamic function of self-criticism, mediators between self-criticism and interpersonal difficulties, and how self-criticism affects particular interpersonal relationships (e.g., marriages and friendships). (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
||1433801159 (hardcover); 9781433801150 (hardcover)
|| Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association
|| Psychology: Professional & Research
|| Book; Authored Book; Chapter
|| interpersonal difficulties; self criticism; self enhancement; interpersonal relationships; interpersonal stressors
|| 3120 Personality Traits & Processes; 3020 Group & Interpersonal Processes
|Number of References
|| 57 reference(s) present
|| 1.Alden, L. E. & Bieling, P. J. (1996). Interpersonal convergence of personality constructs in dynamic and cognitive models of depression. Journal of Research in Personality, 30, 60-75.
2.Aube, J. & Whiffen, V. E. (1996). Depressive styles and social acuity: Further evidence for distinct interpersonal correlates of dependency and self-criticism. Communication Research, 23, 407-424.
3.Bagby, R. M. & Rector, N. A. (1998). Self-criticism, dependency, and the five factor model of personality in depression: Assessing construct overlap. Personality and Individual Differences, 24, 895-897.
4.Blatt, S. J. (1974). Levels of object representation in anaclitic and introjective depression. The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 24, 107-157.
5.Blatt, S. J. (1991). A cognitive morphology of psychopathology. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 179, 449-458.
6.Blatt, S. J. & Shichman, S. (1983). Two primary configurations of psychopathology. Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought, 6, 187-254.
7.Blatt, S. J. & Zuroff, D. (1992). Interpersonal relatedness and self-definition: Two prototypes for depression. Clinical Psychology Review, 12, 527-562.
8.Blatt, S. J., Dâ€™Afflitti, J. P. & Quinlan, D. M. (1976). Experiences of depression in normal young adults. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 85, 383-389.
9.Casbon, T. S., Burns, A. B., Bradbury, T. N. & Joiner, T. E. (2005). Receipt of negative feedback is related to increased negative feedback seeking among individuals with depressive symptoms. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 43, 485-504.
10.Clark, L. A., Watson, D. & Mineka, S. (1994). Temperament, personality, and the mood and anxiety disorders. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 103, 103-116.
11.Cox, B. J., Rector, N. A., Bagby, R. M., Swinson, R. P., Levitt, A. J. & Joffe, R. T. (2000). Is self-criticism unique for depression? A comparison with social phobia. Journal of Affective Disorders, 57, 223-228.
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