Practical Strategies and Tools to Promote Treatment Engagement

  • William O'Donohue
  • Larry James
  • Cassandra Snipes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William O’Donohue, Cassandra Snipes, Larry James
      Pages 3-8
  3. Specific Strategies for Promoting Treatment Engagement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Leonardo F. Andrade, Nancy M. Petry
      Pages 11-24
    3. Leanne M. Mauriello, Sara S. Johnson, Janice M. Prochaska
      Pages 25-44
    4. Noam Lindenboim, Anita Lungu, Marsha M. Linehan
      Pages 45-74
    5. Leslie R. Martin, Vanessa E. Haro
      Pages 105-117
  4. Promoting Treatment Engagement with Specific Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Marie C. Barrett, Laura E. Stayton, Amy E. Naugle
      Pages 151-170
    3. Jennifer R. Walton, Caroline Murphy, Lindsay Bartram
      Pages 171-185
    4. Irene Blackberry
      Pages 187-209
    5. Cassandra Snipes
      Pages 211-227
    6. Akiko Okifuji, Dennis C. Turk
      Pages 229-251
    7. Allison J. Ouimet, Andrea R. Ashbaugh
      Pages 253-275
    8. Eric Reinhart, Melissa Keller, Larry James
      Pages 277-289
    9. Michelle R. Byrd, Rachel Kentor, Megan Perez
      Pages 291-307
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 309-315

About this book


This practice-building resource examines the psychology behind non-adherence and the importance of building commitment to treatment as the foundation of successful therapy. Coverage starts by illustrating the complex phenomena of non-adherence at different stages of intervention—including mechanisms and situations that may prevent even initial engagement. From there, experts from diverse specialties offer interest-promoting strategies tailored to specific conditions (diabetes, anxiety, depression) and populations (children, dually diagnosed patients), informed by the current knowledge base on treatment effectiveness and recent technological advances. And the editors make patient-centered recommendations for the health and mental health professions to make therapy more accessible and open.


Among the topics covered:

·         Meeting patients where they are: using a stage approach to facilitate engagement.

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nbsp;       Use of mindfulness in promoting treatment engagement.

·         DBT and treatment engagement in the context of highly suicidal complex clients.

·         Behavioral Problems in children: ADHD and ODD.

·         Engagement of patients in the self-management of pain.

·         Engaging trauma survivors in treatment.                                                                                              

A breakthrough in the behavioral health delivery services literature, Practical Strategies and Tools to Promote Tre

atment Engagement offers real-world tools, guidelines, and expertise to health psychologists, primary care physicians and nurses, clinical psychologists, and clinical social workers. It is a vivid reminder that patients need not only what’s good for them, but also what works for them.


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Editors and affiliations

  • William O'Donohue
    • 1
  • Larry James
    • 2
  • Cassandra Snipes
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of NevadaRenoUSA
  2. 2.School of Professional PsychologyWright State UniversityDaytonUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyUniversity of NevadaRenoUSA

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