This book is for anyone who is studying or practicing the art of psychotherapy, particularly Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical Social Workers, nurses, graduate students, school counselors, and psychologists-all of whom have a need to know how prescription medications and other psychoactive drugs affect their clients. Click Here to see a larger image!
A Balanced Perspective
Depending on their training, most mental-health professionals are either strongly in favor of, or firmly opposed to, the use of psychoactive medications such as Prozac, Ritalin, Valium, and Zoloft. Dr. Catell advocates a balanced perspective, discussing the most common psychoactive prescription medications. Practitioners also need to know how their clients are affected by commonly-used non-prescription psychoactive substances-both legal and illegal-such as alcohol, caffeine, cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, marijuana, nicotine, sleep aids, and many others. Drugs and Clients explains how psychoactive substances work, describes how to objectively evaluate their risks and benefits, and explories how their presence, or absence, affects the process of psychotherapy, with a focus on how to recognize when a medication evaluation might be needed.
A Clear, Concise Resource for all Mental-Health Practitioners
In Drugs and Clients, Dr. Catell makes the highly-complex subject of psychopharmacology accessible, not only to psychotherapists, but to all mental-health practitioners who have not been trained in the specialty of psychiatry. It is also an ideal text for psychology and counseling graduate courses in psychopharmacology, with chapters on:
o Sleep & Treatment of Sleep Disorders o Treatment of Insomnia & Anxiety Disorders o Alcohol: Use & Abuse o Treatment of Depressive Disorders o Treatment of Bipolar Disorder o CNS Stimulants: Use & Abuse o Treatment of Psychotic Disorders o Consciousness-Altering Drugs o Cognition-Enhancing Drugs o Supplements, Herbs, & Oils
ISBN: 0-929150-76-7 o 240 pages o 6" X 9" o Trade paperback: $39.95