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Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Skills

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Skills
A Popular Culture Casebook Approach (DSM-5 Update)

Second Edition

June 2014 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The Second Edition of Alan M. Schwitzer and Lawrence C. Rubin’s Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Skills: A Popular Culture Casebook Approach comprehensively addresses the clinical thinking skills required in professional counseling settings through the innovative use of case examples drawn from popular culture. Fully revised to include DSM-5, the text begins with discussion of diagnosis, case conceptualization, and treatment planning, covering the interplay of individual clinical tools and their application in contemporary practice. Ten DSM-5 updated case illustrations follow, creating a streamlined new edition that engages students in a start-to-finish application of clinical tools.


Chapter 1: Clinical Thinking Skills: Diagnosis, Case Conceptualization, and Treatment Planning
Chapter 2: Diagnosis: Understanding and Using the DSM-5
Chapter 3: Case Conceptualization: Making Sense of the Client’s Concerns
Chapter 4: Treatment Planning: Designing a Plan for Change
Chapter 5: Diagnosis, Case Conceptualization, and Treatment Planning: Ten Case Illustrations With DSM-5 Updates
Case 5.1 Japanese Anime’s Naruto

Case 5.2 Vampire Anthology’s Edward Cullen

Case 5.3 West Side Story’s Maria

Case 5.4 Beauty and the Beast’s Belle

Case 5.5 The Color Purple’s Miss Celie

Case 5.6 Misery’s Annie Wilkes

Case 5.7 The Cleveland Show’s Cleveland Brown

Case 5.8 Will and Grace’s Jack McFarland

Case 5.9 The Revolver Album’s Eleanor Rigby

Case 5.10 Golden Girls’ Sophia Petrillo



Student Study Site

This site includes an additional 20 cases from the first edition, now updated for DSM-5.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Alan M. Schwitzer

Alan Schwitzer is a nationally known expert on college counseling and clinical education, bringing a professional writing background of over 40 scholarly journal, magazine, and newspaper articles to the project. He has been Chair of the American Counseling Association's (ACA) Council of Editors, on the Board of ACA Publications, and Editor of the American Counseling Association's (ACA) Journal of College Counseling. Previously, he was Associate Editor of American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Publications. He has received the American Counseling Association's Ralph Berdie Award for Outstanding College Student Development Research... More About Author

Lawrence C. Rubin

Lawrence “Larry” C. Rubin, PhD, ABPP, LMHC, RPT-S, is a Professor of Counselor Education at St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida, where he directs the Mental Health Counseling Program and is a private practice psychologist, professional counselor, and play therapist. Dr. Rubin, past president of the Florida Association for Play Therapy, currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for Play Therapy. Dr. Rubin’s research interests and publications lie at the intersection of psychology and popular culture. He is a prolific writer and editor. His book, Psychotropic Drugs and Popular Culture: Medicine, Mental Health and the... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781483349763
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