"I would describe it as a useful casebook to illustrate DSM diagnostic categories through detailed case illustrations. Its strengths are: excellent and riveting case examples; excellent integration of assessment tools/measures as part of diagnostic process; good use of internet resources; table of contents is well organized."
About the Author
Kathryn G. Wambach, Ph.D., A.C.S.W., received her Master's degree in Social Work from Florida State University in 1980. She worked in publicly funded mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities for approximately 20 years focusing primarily on crisis and emergency services. She received her Ph.D. in Social Work in 1992 from Florida State University. After that time, she was on faculty at the University of Texas at Austin teaching primarily in the clinical concentration. She was the former Director of the BSW Program. Her research interests were focused on the effectiveness of mental health and substance abuse interventions with high-risk populations including juvenile offenders and persons with serious and persistent mental illnesses.