Stepped Care and e-Health

Practical Applications to Behavioral Disorders

  • Crissa Draper
  • William T. O'Donohue

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Lucas A. Broten, Amy E. Naugle, Alyssa H. Kalata, Scott T. Gaynor
    Pages 17-43
  3. Holly Hazlett-Stevens
    Pages 45-60
  4. Gerhard Andersson, Per Carlbring
    Pages 61-76
  5. Crissa Draper, Matthew Ghiglieri
    Pages 77-97
  6. Gerhard Andersson, Per Carlbring
    Pages 99-113
  7. Michael E. Levin, Jason Lillis
    Pages 115-136
  8. Victoria Mercer
    Pages 151-179
  9. Bruce M. Gale
    Pages 181-202
  10. Michele P. Steever
    Pages 203-221
  11. Anthony Papa, Brett Litz
    Pages 223-245
  12. M. Todd Sewell
    Pages 247-261
  13. Ronald R. O’Donnell
    Pages 263-281
  14. Joaquin Borrego, Chelsea Klinkebiel
    Pages 283-305
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 307-328

About this book

Introduction

Stepped Care and E-Health Practical Applications to Behavioral Disorders William T. O’Donohue and Crissa Draper, editors The facts are simple enough: the need for therapy outstrips the supply of quality therapists. Not everyone who needs help has the time or money for treatment, or has access to a qualified practitioner. And in many cases, traditional therapy may not be appropriate or necessary. Enter stepped care, which offers a range of interventions so clients can choose the most applicable, efficient and least intrusive methods, from educational information to self-help materials, from adjunctive treatment with minimal clinician involvement to traditional in-office therapy. Stepped Care and E-Health sets out a workable client-centered model that capitalizes on the availability and immediacy of innovative internet resources (e.g., web sites and e-books) so that individuals can receive quality care, in the most time- and cost-efficient manner, to match their stage of need and to give them choice. Chapters follow an easy-access format, with a brief discussion of each problem and details of an evidence-informed stepped care approach: description of each step, triage and assessment methods, online resources, and references. A wide range of clinical conditions is featured, including: • Mood disorders. • Substance abuse. • Phobias. • Obesity and eating disorders. • Pediatric behavior problems. • Sexual disorders and dysfunctions. • PTSD. • Dementia. As computers continue at the forefront of quality improvement in mental health service delivery, health psychologists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, and mental health organizations, especially those working with rural, minority, and other underserved communities, will find a practical source of expertise in Stepped Care and E-Health.

Keywords

alternative medicine computer-based health care consumer health management e-health internet health care self-help stepped care

Editors and affiliations

  • Crissa Draper
    • 1
  • William T. O'Donohue
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. PsychologyUniversity of Nevada, RenoRenoUSA
  2. 2.Dept. PsychologyUniversity of Nevada, RenoRenoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6510-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-6509-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-6510-3
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