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Pharmacotherapy for Psychologists: Prescribing and Collaborative Roles Hardcover – June 15, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1433808005 ISBN-10: 1433808005 Edition: 1st
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Pharmacotherapy for Psychologists provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the prescriptive authority movement for psychologists, which aims to dramatically improve public health. This volume could not be more timely given the urgent need for comprehensive mental health services in the United States. It belongs on every practitioner's bookshelf! --Ronald F. Levant, EdD, ABPP, Coeditor, Prescriptive Authority for Psychologists: A History and Guide; 2005 President, American Psychological Association; and Professor of Psychology, The University of Akron, Akron, OH

McGrath and Moore have done the field a great service by providing a current overview of psychologists and pharmacotherapy. This book provides all psychologists with a background and nuts-and-bolts information about prescribing. It is a valuable resource for all psychologists who provide health services. --James H. Bray, PhD, 2009 President, American Psychological Association; and Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Pharmacotherapy for Psychologists is not only and expert review of the fundamentals for psychopharmacology theory, research, and clinical practice but also an invaluable resource for references on the topic. Contributions outline the critical need in our current health care environment for practitioners other than physicians to prescribe and discuss the components that would be required for safe and effective practice. I strongly recommend this book to mental health care experts and psychologists interested in supporting the prescribers with whom they collaborate, as well as psychologists considering practice or currently practicing with prescriptive privileges. --Sharon Morgillo Freeman, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, CEO, Center for Brief Therapy, PC; and Associate Professor, Indiana/Purdue University, Fort Wayne

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Table of Contents

Foreword: The Challenges of Substantive Change, Patrick H. DeLeon

I. The Roots of the Prescriptive Authority Movement
1. Making the Case for Prescriptive Authority, Mark Muse and Robert E. McGrath
2. The Evolution of Training Guidelines in Pharmacotherapy for Psychologists, Linda F. Campbell and Ronald Fox
3. The Psychopharmacology Demonstration Project: What Did It Teach Us, and Where Are We Now?, Morgan T. Sammons
II. General Practice Issues
4. Nuts and Bolts of Prescriptive Practice, Glenn A. Ally
5. Ethical Considerations in Pharmacotherapy for Psychologists, Robert E. McGrath and Beth N. Rom-Rymer
6. Integration of Psychotherapy and Pharmacotherapy by Prescribing-Medical Psychologists: A Psychobiosocial Model of Care, Elaine S. LeVine and Elaine Orabona Foster
7. Evaluating Drug Research, Robert E. McGrath
III. Settings and Populations
8. In the Private Practice Setting: A Survey of the Experiences of Prescribing Psychologists, Elaine S. LeVine and Jack Wiggins
9. Psychologists in Primary Care, Alan R. Gruber
10. Prescribing for School-Aged Patients, Bruce K. McCormick
11. Prescribing in the Public Health Service, Kevin M. McGuinness and Michael R. Tilus
IV. Looking Forward
12. Lessons From the Trenches: Getting Laws Passed, Robert E. McGrath
13. The Future of Prescribing Psychology, Bret A. Moore

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn; 1 edition (June 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1433808005
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433808005
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 7.2 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #738,209 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bret A. Moore, Psy.D. is a board-certified clinical psychologist in San Antonio, TX. In 2008, Dr. Moore left Active Duty service in the U.S. Army, where he served as a Captain and clinical psychologist with the 85th Combat Stress Control unit based in Ft. Hood, TX. He has extensive experience treating veterans, including two tours of duty in Iraq as an officer in charge of preventative services and officer in charge of clinical operations. Dr. Moore completed his doctoral education at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL and his master's degree in clinical psychopharmacology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ. He has authored and co-authored numerous journal articles, book chapters, and books on military psychology issues, including The Veterans and Active Duty Military Psychotherapy Treatment Planner (2009, Wiley), Living and Surviving in Harm's Way: A Psychological Treatment Handbook for Military Personnel (2009, Routledge), and Wheels Down: Adjusting to Life After Deployment(2010, APA). In 2007, Dr. Moore was awarded the Arthur W. Melton Early Career Achievement Award by Division 19 (Society for Military Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. In addition, for his service in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2007-2008, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Julien Guillaumot on October 22, 2010
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Drs. McGrath and Moore did a beautiful job editing this valuable volume, which describes the development of the prescriptive authority movement for psychologists, current issues, and future directions. Most importantly, this seminal work highlights the unique position of prescribing psychologists, and it does so without losing sight of the roots of psychology as a science of the mind and behavior. For example, a whole chapter is devoted to evaluating drug research and questions one need to ask about any drug trial. This book goes beyond simply making an exposé on the prescription privileges for psychologists movement: It demonstrates it is a good idea.
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