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Handbook of Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Psychology, Volume 2, Adult Disorders

Michel Hersen, Peter Sturmey

ISBN: 978-0-470-33546-8 June 2012 768 Pages


Handbook of Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Psychology, Volume 2 covers the evidence-based practices now identified for treating adults with a wide range of DSM disorders. Topics include fundamental issues, adult cognitive disorders, substance-related disorders, psychotic, mood, and anxiety disorders, and sexual disorders. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of the evidence-based practice literature for each disorder and then covers several different treatment types for clinical implementation. Edited by the renowned Peter Sturmey and Michel Hersen and featuring contributions from experts in the field, this reference is ideal for academics, researchers, and libraries.

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Volume II


Chapter 1 Evidence-Based Practice in Adult Mental Health (B. Christopher Frueh, Julian D. Ford, Jon D. Elhai, and Anouk L. Grubaugh)

Chapter 2 Developing Clinical Guidelines for Adults: Experience From the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Stephen Pilling)

Chapter 3 Professional Training Issues in Evidence-Based Clinical Psychology (Andrew J. Baillie and Lorna Peters)

Chapter 4 Limitations to Evidence-Based Practice (Thomas Maier)

Chapter 5 Economics of Evidence-Based Practice and Mental Health (Martin Knapp and David McDaid)


Chapter 6 Dementia and Related Cognitive Disorders (Bob Woods, Linda Clare, and Gill Windle)

Chapter 7 Evidence-Based Practices for the Treatment of Adults With Alcohol Use Disorders (Kevin A. Hallgren, Brenna L. Greenfield, Benjamin Ladd, Lisa H. Glynn, and Barbara S. McCrady)

Chapter 8 Tobacco-Related Disorders (Lion Shahab and Jennifer Fidler)

Chapter 9 Illicit Substance-Related Disorders (Ellen Vedel and Paul M. G. Emmelkamp)

Chapter 10 Psychological and Psychosocial Treatment and Management of Schizophrenia (Christopher Jones and Alan Meaden)

Chapter 11 Depression and Dysthymic Disorders (Pim Cuijpers, Annemieke van Straten, Ellen Driessen, Patricia van Oppen, Claudi Bockting, and Gerhard Andersson)

Chapter 12 Panic Disorder (Naomi Koerner, Valerie Vorstenbosch, and Martin M. Antony)

Chapter 13 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Monnica T. Williams, Mark B. Powers, and Edna B. Foa)

Chapter 14 Posttraumatic Stress and Acute Stress Disorders (Mark B. Powers, Nisha Nayak, Shawn P. Cahill, and Edna B. Foa)

Chapter 15 Somatoform and Factitious Disorders (Lesley A. Allen and Robert L. Woolfolk)

Chapter 16 Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Research of Erectile Dysfunction (ED) (Tamara Melnik, Sidney Glina, and Álvaro N. Atallah)

Chapter 17 Sexual Dysfunctions In Women (Moniek M. ter Kuile, Stephanie Both, and Jacques J. D. M. van Lankveld)

Chapter 18 Paraphilias and Sexual Offending (Leigh Harkins and Anthony R. Beech)

Chapter 19 Sleep Disorders in Adults (Allison G. Harvey and Natasha Dagys)

Chapter 20 Evidence-Based Practices for Pathological Gambling (Becky L. Nastally and Mark R. Dixon)

Chapter 21 Adjustment Disorder (Brian P. O’Connor and Hilary Cartwright)

Chapter 22 Borderline Personality Disorder (Joel R. Sneed, Eric A. Fertuck, Dora Kanellopoulos, and Michelle E. Culang)

Chapter 23 Other Personality Disorders (Mary McMurran)

Chapter 24 Relational Problems (Sherry A. M. Steenwyk, Michelle A. Doeden, James L. Furrow, and David C. Atkins)

Chapter 25 Evidence-Based Nonpharmacological Interventions for Chronic Pain (John G. Arena and Rebecca L. Jump)

Chapter 26 Hypochondriasis and Health-Related Anxiety (Steven Taylor, Dean McKay, and Jonathan S. Abramowitz)

Chapter 27 Social Anxiety Disorder (Judy Wong, Elizabeth A. Gordon, and Richard G. Heimberg)

Chapter 28 Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Allison J. Ouimet, Roger Covin, and David J. A. Dozois)


The volumes are exhaustive in terms of topic breadth and depth, replete with a plethora of research findings on the etiology of numerous psychological and psychiatric "disorders," along with treatment modalities and their efficacy with children/adolescents and adults.
It would be hard to surpass what these volumes offer in terms of the sheer amount of clinical and research information that they present and have synthesized, not to mention their vast bibliographies. Both volumes contain 28 chapters in two sections, one on foundational issues and the other on specific disorders. Each "disorder" chapter, essentially, is a review of the current state of the "evidence" as it pertains to the disorder at hand and how to treat it.
This is a book collection that should be in every psychology and psychiatry library and on clinical graduate program reading lists. The collection is also an excellent comprehensive sourcebook for practitioners and researchers. Moreover, it can serve as an important component of academic assignments pertaining to critical review and thinking in the clinical decision-making process, provided that clinical instructors and students dig a bit deeper, beyond the syntheses and reviews of the literature, the conclusions of which sometimes need to be questioned. (Roland A Carlstedt, PsycCritiques, May 1, 2013, volume 58, Release 18, Article 9)