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Case Conceptualization and Effective Interventions
Assessing and Treating Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders



April 2015 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

With fully integrated DSM-5 criteria and current CACREP standards, this text examines case conceptualization and effective treatments across the most common disorders encountered in counseling. The comprehensive approach helps readers develop their professional identities as well as their case conceptualization and intervention skills. Each chapter blends current theory and research with case illustrations and guided practice exercises to anchor the material in real-world application. Using an innovative new Temporal/Contextual (T/C) Model, the book provides an easy-to-apply and practical framework for developing accurate and effective case conceptualizations and treatment plans.

Case Conceptualization and Effective Interventions is part of the SAGE Counseling and Professional Identity Series, which targets specific competencies identified by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs). To learn more about each text in the series, please visit www.sagepub.com/cpiseries.

 
Chapter 1: A Journey into the Profession
Introduction

 
A Brief History of Counseling

 
Who Are We Now? Counseling and Related Professions

 
Where Are We Now?

 
Where Are We Going? Looking To the Future

 
 
Chapter 2: What Makes Counseling Work?
Introduction

 
Personal Characteristics of the Effective Counselor

 
The Therapeutic Alliance

 
Facilitative Conditions Which Support the Helping Relationship

 
Transference and Countertransference

 
Relationship Ruptures

 
Counselor Self-Awareness

 
Multicultural Competence

 
Accountability

 
Theoretical Orientation

 
What About the Client?

 
Pulling It All Together

 
 
Chapter 3: Case Conceptualization That Works
Introduction

 
Diagnosis and Problem Identification

 
Case Conceptualization

 
The T/C Model: An Integrative Approach to Case Conceptualization

 
The Case of Katy

 
Treatment Planning

 
 
Chapter 4: Depressive Disorders
Introduction

 
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD)

 
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

 
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), including Major Depressive Episode (MDE)

 
Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD)

 
Substance/Medication Induced Depression

 
Other Specified and Unspecified Depressive Disorders

 
Comorbidity

 
Cultural Considerations and Population Factors

 
Etiology and Risk Factors

 
Treatment Interventions

 
Case Conceptualization for Depression Using the T/C Model

 
The Case of James

 
 
Chapter 5: Bipolar Disorders
Introduction

 
Comorbidity

 
Cultural Considerations and Population Factors

 
Etiology and Risk Factors

 
Treatment Interventrions

 
Case Conceptualization for Bipolar Disorders Using the T/C Model

 
The Case of Jason

 
 
Chapter 6: Anxiety Disorders
Introductions

 
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

 
Panic Disorder

 
Specific Phobias

 
Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)

 
Agoraphobia

 
Comorbidity

 
Cultural Considerations and Populations Factors

 
Etiology and Risk Factors

 
Treatment Interventions

 
Case Conceptualization for Anxiety Using the T/C Model

 
The Case of Jim

 
 
Chapter 7: Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders
Introduction

 
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

 
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

 
Hoarding Disorder (HD)

 
Comorbidty

 
Cultural Considerations and Population Factors

 
Etiology and Risk Factors

 
Treatment Interventions

 
Case Conceptualization for OCD and Related Disorders Using the T/C Model

 
The Case of Sandy

 
 
Chapter 8: Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders
Introduction

 
Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)

 
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

 
Comorbidity

 
Cultural Considerations and Population Factors

 
Etiology and Risk Factors

 
Treatment Interventions

 
Case Conceptualization for Trauma-Related Disorders Using the T/C Model

 
The Case of Sora

 
 
Chapter 9: Feeding and Eating Disorders
Introduction

 
Anorexia Nervosa (AN)

 
Bulimia Nervosa (BN)

 
Binge-Eating Disorder

 
Comorbidity

 
Cultural Considerations and Population Factors

 
Etiology and Risk Factors

 
Treatment Interventions

 
Case Conceptualization for Eating Disorders Using the T/C Model

 
The Case of Rebecca

 
 
Chapter 10: Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
Introduction

 
Substance Use Disorders

 
Comorbidity

 
Cultural Considerations and Population Factors

 
Etiology and Risk Factors

 
Treatment Interventions

 
Case Conceptualization for Substance-Related Disorders Using the T/C Model

 
The Case of JJ

 
 
Chapter 11: Personality Disorders
Introduction

 
Comorbidity

 
Cultural Considerations and Population Factors

 
Etiology and Risk Factors

 
Treatment Interventions

 
Case Conceptualization of Personality Disorders Using the T/C Model

 
The Case of Jerry

 
 
Chapter 12: Disorders With Typical Childhood Onset
Introduction

 
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

 
Comorbidity

 
Cultural Considerations and Population Factors

 
Etiology and Risk Factors

 
Treatment Interventions

 
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

 
Comorbidity

 
Cultural Considerations and Population Factors

 
Etiology and Risk Factors

 
Treatment Interventions

 
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

 
Comorbidity

 
Cultural Considerations and Population Factors

 
Etiology and Risk Factors

 
Treatment Interventions

 
Conduct Disorder (CD)

 
Comorbidity

 
Cultural Considerations and Population Factors

 
Etiology and Risk Factors

 
Treatment Interventions

 
Case Conceptualization Considerations Using the T/C Model

 
The Case of Phillip

 
 
Chapter 13: Case Conceptualization in Practice
Case Conceptualization and the T/C Model

 
Going Forward: The T/C Model in Practice

 

"In [this book], Zubernis and Snyder provide counselors-in-training and beginning counselors alike with an excellent resource to assist them in accurately diagnosing and treating clients using current approaches proven to be effective at bringing about change. Through their guided presentation of mental disorders most often encountered by professional counselors, Zubernis and Snyder bridge the gap between theory and practice and prepare counselors to effectively work with diverse client populations."

Joshua C. Watson, Mississippi State University-Meridian

“This text will help transform how we teach and provide skill development [and] professional identity for our students in the 21st century.”

Anthony T. Strange, Winthrop University

Zubernis and Snyder give good descriptions of the diagnoses in the DSM categories (though I wish all DSM diagnosis categories will be covered in the next edition). The treatment considerations in the chapters are also helpful for students to start to learn about treatment planning for clients with specific presenting concerns and symptoms.

Dr Ben Willis
Counseling and Human Services, University Of Scranton
September 10, 2016

Highly informative and practical guide, great exercises to supports both students and practitioners. A must read!

Mrs stephanie louise mcguinness
Early, North West Regional College
August 27, 2015

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Lynn D. Smith Zubernis

Lynn Zubernis, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and an associate professor at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She has over 20 years of counseling experience in a variety of settings, including serving as the assistant director of a university counseling center and working as a school psychologist. Her experience also encompasses clinical work at inpatient psychiatric hospitals, community mental health organizations, eating disorder clinics, and juvenile detention facilities. She also served as the CACREP coordinator for West Chester University’s fully accredited counselor education program. Dr. Zubernis has published... More About Author

Matthew J. Snyder

Matthew Snyder, PhD, is a licensed professional counselor, an associate professor, and department chair of counselor education at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He has practiced in a number of diverse settings working as a high school counselor, inpatient psychiatric specialist, university counselor, drug and alcohol counselor, university professor, and in private practice. Dr. Snyder has over 20 years of clinical, teaching, and supervision experience. He has written several articles and presented at national conferences on motivational interviewing, treating adolescent depression, and counseling diverse populations. More About Author

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