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A Guide to Treatments that Work [Hardcover]

Peter E. Nathan , Jack M. Gorman
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March 15, 2007 0195304144 978-0195304145 3
Much about this third edition of A Guide to Treatments That Work remains as it was in the first and second editions. Like its predecessors, this edition offers detailed evaluative reviews of current research on empirically supported treatments, written in most instances by clinical psychologists and psychiatrists who are major contributors to that literature. Similarly, the standards by which the authors were asked to evaluate the methodological rigor of the research on treatments have also remained the same. As before, they provide information on the quality of the research on treatment efficacy and effectiveness that is reviewed.

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"This book belongs in every college library. It is a systematic review of various treatments currently in use for thoroughly all of the recognized mental disorders. Written by experts in the field and complete with many useful bibliographies, the volume is of considerable importance to those interested in the field of mental health and treatment....Highly recommended."--Choice

"A Guide to Treatments That Work is a mammoth effort . . . This book began as a project of an APA Division 12 task force which made the significant decision to broaden its scope to include efficacious treatments whether psychosocial or medical in type. Psychologist Peter Nathan, chair of the task force, is joined as coeditor by Jack Gorman, a prominent biological psychiatrist, and the chapters are written by highly respected clinical researchers from both camps....This book is a boon in that regard."--Contemporary Psychology

"This is one of the best, most comprehensive discussions of psychiatric disorders and treatments that I have ever encountered...simply wonderful."--Journal of Neurology, Vol. 251, 2004

"The new edition has been extensively revised to take account of recent drug developments and advances in psychotherapeutic interventions. Incorporating a wealth of new information, these eminent researchers and clinicians thoroughly review all available outcome data and clinical trials and provide detailed specification of methods and procedures to ensure effective treatment for each major DSM-IV disorder."--Adolescence

About the Author

Peter E. Nathan is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Iowa Foundation. Jack M. Gorman is Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Product Details

  • Series: Treatments That Work
  • Hardcover: 784 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 3 edition (March 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195304144
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195304145
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #291,815 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is phenomenal. The other person who reviewed it is clearly not trained in the topic area. You will never find a more thourough, concise, up-to-date review of the scientific/empirical evidence for and against specific treatments for the most common mental health problems anywhere. David Barlow's Handbook of Psychological Disorders has very good data on some of these problems, and it actually tells you how to deliver treatments, which this book does not. But Barlow's book does not come close in terms of the sheer number of problems that are covered. They are two books with two very different aims, and anyone who is licensed to treat mental health problems should be required to own both.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Reference Text June 24, 2014
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I purchased this for a clinical psychology course, but am as interested in the chapters we are not covering as I am in the required readings. This is not something to read cover to cover, but something to look up the details on the disorder you are interested in.
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3.0 out of 5 stars I Still Would Not Bother November 28, 2009
A lot of smart people have given this book great reviews. I still think they are all wrong. The two biggest problems are: 1) BY FAR the biggest determinent of the effectiveness of psychological treatment is how the treatment is delivered, and not which treatment is delivered, 2) Every minute you spend with this book will be a minute less spent learning how to treat people effectively.
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