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January 14 , 2010

Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse


Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse provides the nurse psychotherapist with a useful “how-to” primer that contains practical techniques and interventions without a lot of theoretical jargon. Topics include the basics of psychotherapy, from how to respond to a patient’s initial call to termination of care. Selected approaches, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic psychotherapy are highlighted with discussion of evidence-base research. Specific techniques for working with commonly seen patient populations that require special consideration: those who have experienced trauma, children, and older adults are included. In addition, how to integrate psychopharmacology and psychotherapy is discussed in detail.
  • A straightforward approach to psychotherapy using a holistic nursing framework.
  • Latest findings on the neurophysiology of psychotherapy including research on attachment, therapeutic relationships, and trauma.
  • Evidence-based research for all approaches and populations discussed.
  • Provides treatment hierarchy for decision making in selecting strategies for treatment from the initial contact and assessment to termination.
  • Step-by-step guide to building the nurse-patient relationship in order to achieve quality outcomes. Includes detailed instructions on therapeutic communication techniques.
  • Detailed instructions teach you how to use the latest therapeutic communication techniques.
  • Includes all patient populations from children to the older adult with special emphasis on working with traumatized patients.
  • Comprehensive appendices provide quick access to helpful forms and diagnostic tools specific to psychotherapy nursing practice.
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