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The UCSF AIDS Health Project Guide to Counseling: Perspectives on Psychotherapy, Prevention, and Therapeutic Practice

The UCSF AIDS Health Project Guide to Counseling: Perspectives on Psychotherapy, Prevention, and Therapeutic Practice

James W. Dilley, Robert Marks

ISBN: 978-0-787-94194-9 November 1998 Jossey-Bass 456 Pages

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A Guide for Counselors in the AIDS Community

This practical and state-of-the-art compedium is a rich resourcethat should be a 'must read' for every health professional workingin the field of HIV. . . . The book is bound to instantaneouslybecome the standard against which other books in the field will bejudged.
--Michael Shernoff, editor of The Second Decade of AIDS: A MentalHealth Practice Handbook and Counseling Chemically DepAndent Peoplewith HIV Illness

Highlighting the work of pioneers in the field, this important bookis a comprehensive resource for professionals and volunteersworking in the HIV epidemic. Now that the epidemic has been with usfor more than a decade, researchers and clinicians have had theopportunity to explore the results of the AIDS virus--see thepopulations affected, note the medical and emotional issues facedby those infected, and think about ways to help. This anthologyoffers a wealth of practical information and innovative advice. Theauthors address the therapeutic challenges of treating thispopulation and offer guidance for dealing with issues such ascountertransference, grief management, multiple loss, and assistedsuicide. The book also describes specific treatment techniques forworking with clients with HIV and dual diagnoses such as substanceabuse and psychiatric disorders.
Part I: Risk and Behavior: Helping Clients Remain Uninfected.

1. Harm Reduction and Client-Centered Counseling.

2. Counseling and Testing: Behavior Change and Mental Health.

3. Behavior Change Theory and HIV Prevention.

4. Moral and Psychological Development.

5. Prevention and Culture: Working Downhill to Change HIV RiskBehavior.

6. Substance Use Case Management and Harm Reduction Guide.

Part II: Transformation and Psychotherapy: Helping Clients Livewith HIV.

7. Disease as an Agent of Transformation: A Survey of PsychologicalApproaches.

8. The Role of Psychotherapy in Coping the HIV Disease.

9. HIV Disease over the Long Haul: Hope, Uncertainty, andSurvival.

10. Beyond Stereotypes: Stigmas and the Counseling Process.

Part III: Distress and Disorder: Helping Clients with PsychiatricConditions.

11. Anxiety and Depression: Mood and HIV Disease.

12. The Clinical Management of AIDS Bereavement.

13. Personality Disorders and HIV Disease: The Case of theBorderline Client.

14. The Wild Care of Triple Diagnosis: HIV, Mental Illness, andSubstance Abuse.

15. The Diagnosis and Management of HIV-Related Organic MentalDisorders.

Part IV: Therapeutic Practice and Countertransference: PersonalChallenges for Therapists.

16. Present in the Balance of Time: The Therapist'sChallenge.

17. Making Difficult Decisions: Suicide and AIDS.

18. Multiple Loss and the Grief of Working in the Epidemic.
"This practical and state-of-the-art compAndium is a rich resourcethat should be a ?must read' for every health professional workingin the field of HIV.... The book is bound to instantaneously becomethe standard against which other books in the field will bejudged." (Michael Shernoff, editor of The Second Decade of AIDS: AMental Health Practice Handbook and Counseling Chemically DependentPeople with HIV Illness)

"This is a startling book which eloquently presents insight andguidance on all levels of counseling around HIV issues....Thorough, articulate, practical, and shows a depth of understandingwhich can only emerge at the confluence of excellent academia andextensive experience." (Lorraine Sherr, Churchill Fellow, RoyalFree Hospital School of Medicine, University College London MedicalSchool)

"This volume is authored and compiled by some of the mostexperienced and thoughtful authorities in the field. In itsdetailed consideration of the behavioral aspects of thetransmission and the mental health consequences of HIV infection,this volume provides an invaluable and welcome resource." (RichardW. Price, chief, neurology service, San Francisco General Hospitaland professor of neurology, University of California San Francisco)