About this book
As the counseling field enters its second century, students and professionals face more challenges than ever before. Linda Seligman’s essential text Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling has evolved as well, and this third edition synthesizes the latest developments with the spectrum of counseling interventions to create a vital source of practical, up-to-date information. The author recognizes clinicians’ varied roles – mentor, mediator, teacher, coach – and keeps them all in focus, assuring her readers of more effective treatment for clients and steadier footing on their own career paths.
Key features of the third edition:
• An overview of the changing face of counseling, from emerging employment opportunities to core competencies for counselors and trainers.
• A broad range of qualitative and quantitative assessment tools, with guidelines for their selection and interpretation.
• A thorough review of the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders, including strategies for multiaxial assessment.
• The DO A CLIENT MAP, a comprehensive structured approach to treatment planning.
• Expanded coverage of individual, family, and group interventions
• An updated chapter on documentation, report writing, and record keeping, with sample reports and forms.
• Brand-new chapters on career and organizational development counseling, and ethical standards for counselors.
• A predictions chapter identifying trends most likely to influence the future of the field.
• Case studies, models, and examples throughout.
A worthy addition to any counselor education program, this important volume is equally useful to both beginning and seasoned counselors, whether the setting is the psychiatric clinic, the school, or the rehab center. Seligman clearly sets out the concepts and strategies the reader needs to know to be the flexible, proactive counselor of today – and tomorrow.
- Book Title Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-0013-7
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
- Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
- eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
- Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-45351-9
- Softcover ISBN 978-0-306-45352-6
- eBook ISBN 978-1-4684-0013-7
- Edition Number 2
- Number of Pages XVIII, 396
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Psychotherapy and Counseling
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In Chapter 3, Seligman does an excellent job of outlining diagnostic systems and their use. She clearly explains the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed., DSM-IV) and discusses the limitations of the DSM-IV. The most helpful part addresses the disorders found in the DSM-IV, which includes 17 very broad categories. Treatment planning is the other cornerstone of this book. it is the process of plotting out the counseling process so that both counselor and client have a road map that delineates how they will proceed, allowing progress to be measured and providing a sense of structure.
Seligman does an excellent job of outlining the steps in making a diagnosis and writing a suitable treatment plan. At the end of most chapters she provides exercises that allow readers to check their level of comprehension. She also devotes considerable attention to the topics of intake interviewing and includes an appendix of key questions that facilitate diagnosis. In addition, readers are introduced to theories of individual, group and family counseling. While this book cannot inform the reader of all aspects of counseling, it is quite comprehensive and a good reference for anyone who works in a treatment setting."
(Federal Probation, December 1998)