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Treatment Planners

The Addiction Counselor’s Documentation Sourcebook

Price: $55.00

From the Back Cover

All of the requisite forms addiction treatment professionals need—a crucial time-saver in today's healthcare system

Treating addiction in today's healthcare environment means that mental health professionals must manage an imposing amount of paperwork. Government and private grant funding, insurance and benefits programs, regulatory compliance, and the need for data on treatment effectiveness (evidence-based treatment) all require proper documentation. If these forms are missing, the results can range from bureaucratic headaches to problems serious enough to close a practice.

Now fully updated and revised, The Addiction Counselor's Documentation Sourcebook: The Complete Paperwork Resource for Treating Clients with Addictions, Second Edition provides the most useful and current forms for accurate and comprehensive documentation and record keeping. These ready-to-use forms will save you and your practice hours that would otherwise be spent creating and collating them, freeing you to devote more energy to the important matters of treatment. A companion CD-ROM includes all documents in Word® format so you can customize them according to the unique needs of your practice.

Covering every aspect of mental health practice for addiction treatment, this fully revised Second Edition also includes:

    * Critical forms updated to help providers achieve HIPAA, JCAHO, and CARF compliance

    * Unique handouts, exercises, and facilitator guides for use in individual and group therapy

    * A comprehensive CD-ROM featuring all forms in Word format, as well as PowerPoint® slideshows for every psychoeducational presentation in the book

The Addiction Counselor's Documentation Sourcebook, Second Edition is an essential timesaving resource that allows any professional practicing or working in the field of addiction treatment the freedom to give more of their time and energy to the people they serve.

James R. Finley, MA, is a practicing substance abuse and mental health psychotherapist, currently working in a prison mental hospital, with a background in nonprofit community treatment programs and as a public health program manager. He is author of Integrating the 12 Steps into Addiction Therapy and coauthor of The Addiction Treatment Homework Planner, Second Edition, both from Wiley.


Adolescent Psychotherapy Homework Planner

Price: $55.00

From the Back Cover

Features new and updated assignments and exercises to meet the changing needs of mental health professionals

The Adolescent Psychotherapy Homework Planner, Second Edition provides you with an array of ready-to-use, between-session assignments designed to fit virtually every therapeutic mode. This easy-to-use sourcebook features:

  1. 83 ready-to-copy exercises covering the most common issues encountered by adolescent clients, such as eating disorders, suicidal ideation, and chemical dependence

  1. A quick-reference format—the interactive assignments are grouped by behavioral problems including anger management, blended family conflicts, low self-esteem, and sexual acting out

  1. Expert guidance on how and when to make the most efficient use of the exercises

  1. Assignments that are cross-referenced to The Adolescent Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Fourth Edition—so you can quickly identify the right exercise for a given situation or problem

•A CD-ROM that contains all the exercises in a word-processing format—allowing you to customize them to suit you and your clients' unique styles and needs


Brief Family Therapy Homework Planner

Price: $55.00

From the Back Cover

Help families develop the skills they need to work through problems

Brief Family Therapy Homework Planner arms you with an array of ready-to-use, between-session assignments designed to fit virtually every therapeutic mode. This easy-to-use sourcebook features:

    * Over 30 ready-to-copy exercises covering the most common issues in family therapeutic treatment

    * A quick-reference format–the interactive assignments are grouped by behavioral problem, such as addiction, anger, mental illness, and jealousy

    * Expert guidance on how and when to make the most efficient use of the exercises

    * Assignments that are cross-referenced to The Family Therapy Treatment Planner–so you can quickly identify the right exercise for a given situation or behavioral problem

    * A computer disk that contains all the exercises in a word-processing format–allowing you to customize them to suit you and your clients’ unique styles and needs


Brief Therapy Client Handouts

Price: $55.00

Product Description

    * Features concise articles, visual aids, self-assessments, and discussion sheets suitable for use with a variety of clients

    * Contains over 100 well writen, informative, ready-to-use client handouts

    * Includes a disk for easy customization of handouts

"These eminently worthwhile handouts are not only based on some of the finest scholarship available today, they’re also unusually accessible to the lay person. This is a resource I expect to draw upon again and again with my clients."

–Leon F. Seltzer, PhD author of Paradoxical Strategies in Psychotherapy

Many therapists provide psycho-educational information and recommend helpful literature to their clients as a means of promoting growth and change in between sessions. This unique sourcebook provides a comprehensive collection of over 100 concise, informative handouts for distribution to your current or prospective clients.

Organized around the topics of relationship dynamics and specific disorders, these sensitively written handouts offer clients valuable information about common psychological problems, as well as practical, therapeutically sound advice on strategies for changing behaviors or interactional patterns. The user-friendly design allows you to easily photocopy the handouts you are most likely to use or customize them to your needs using the included disk–saving you precious time in the office and maximizing the full potential of the material.

This remarkable resource features:

    * Preliminary assessment tools to help clients partner with therapists in targeting problem areas and identifying pertinent diagnoses

    * Review sheets for behavior strategies that change problems and help therapists design treatment programs

    * Discussion sheets for spouses, parents, and family members that promote communication

    * Visual aids that explain problems at a glance

Brief Therapy Client Handouts helps you reinforce and validate ideas presented in therapy and comfort your clients during those lonely, anxious times in between sessions.


The Clinical Documentation Sourcebook

Price: $80.00

Product Description

All the forms, handouts, and records mental health professionals need to meet documentation requirements.

The paperwork required when providing mental health services continues to mount. Keeping records for managed care reimbursement, accreditation agencies, protection in the event of lawsuits, and to help streamline patient care in solo and group practices, inpatient facilities, and hospitals has become increasingly important. This updated and revised Third Edition provides you with a full range of forms, checklists, and clinical records essential for effectively and efficiently managing your practice.

From intake to diagnosis and treatment through discharge and outcome assessment, The Clinical Documentation Sourcebook, Third Edition offers sample forms for every stage of the treatment process. Greatly expanded from the second edition, the book now includes twenty-six fully completed forms illustrating the proper way to fill them out, as well as fifty-two ready-to-copy blank forms. The included CD-ROM also provides these forms in Word format so you can easily customize them to suit your practice. With The Clinical Documentation Sourcebook, Third Edition, you'll spend less time on paperwork and more time with clients.

    * Includes documentation for child, family, and couples counseling

    * Updated for HIPAA compliance, as well as to reflect the latest JCAHO and CARF regulations

    * New focus on clinical outcomes supports the latest innovations in evidence-based practice


Paperback Resources

Emotional Vampires by Albert J. Bernstein, Ph. D.

Price: $17.00

From the Back Cover

"If I'd had a copy of this book when I started therapy, I might have saved myself a lot of time and money. Bernstein provides a field guide to the various types of Emotional Vampires and advises readers how to protect themselves from being victims of these predatory personalities." 

Diane White, The Boston Globe

Emotional Vampires: They're out there . . . masquerading as ordinary people. They may lurk in your office, your family, your circle of friends; perhaps they even share your bed. Chances are, you know all too many of them. Bright, talented, and charismatic, they win your trust, your confidence, and your affection, then drain you of your emotional energy. But take heart as you walk through the darkness, it doesn't have to be that way the more you know about vampires, the less power they have over you.

Here Dr. Albert J. Bernstein, vampire-slayer and author of the best-selling Dinosaur Brains and Neanderthals at Work, reveals the secrets that will protect you once and for all. Detailing a whole range of personality types and human responses, Bernstein shows you how to spot the "vampires" in your life: self-serving Narcissists, hedonistic Antisocials, exhausting Paranoids, or over-the-top Histrionic drama queens. And, with valuable advice, psychological perspective, and much-needed humor, he gives you a range of defense strategies that are guaranteed to keep the blood-sucking creatures of darkness from draining you dry.

By the end of Emotional Vampires, you'll be armed with superior knowledge, a treasure chest of vampire-slaying tools, and all the confidence you need to take on the most draining people in your life and win without shedding the first drop of blood.


Warning: Psychiatry Can Be Hazardous to Your Mental Health

by William Glasser, M.D.

Price: $13.00

From the Back Cover

In the last twenty years, psychiatry has changed its focus from counseling to medicating.  Dr. William Glasser brings mental health back into the picture.  He explains what it is and how each of us can use the new ideas in this book to work toward improving our own mental health or helping children and other family members to improve theirs.

Dr. Glasser warns of these hazards:

  1. diagnosed as mentally ill when you are not;

  2. treated for that non-existent illness, often with harmful brain drugs such as Prozac, Zoloft, and Ritalin; and worst of all,

  3. told that there is nothing you can do for yourself.

This book presents scientific proof that there is nothing wrong with your brain and that there is no pill for the happiness you need.  It teaches how you can, by yourself or with your family’s help, improve your own mental health at no cost and no risk to yourself.  If you or a family member has been diagnosed as mentally ill, this is the book you should read.


Healing Spiritual Abuse by Ken Blue

Price: $13.00

From the Back Cover

  1. Are you discouraged from questioning the decisions or teachings church leaders make?

  2. If you do little or no volunteer work for the church, do you feel like a second class Christian?

  3. Does your pastor insist on being addressed by a title such as “Dr.” or Pastor”?

  4. Do you hear many broad, vague appeals to “surrender fully,” “yield completely” or “lay it all on the altar”?

  5. Are public reports about various ministry activities sometimes exaggerated?

  6. Do church members feel safe talking only about past victories, not present struggles?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a victim of spiritual abuse.

Many of us have gone through bad church experiences that have left us feeling like failures.  Blaming ourselves, we asked for God’s forgiveness, but still felt distance from the church and sometimes from God too.

Often, however, the fault is not ours but that of Christian leaders who abuse spirituality.  How can we recognize the signs of spiritual abuse?  What can we do to gain healing from the wounds we have experienced?

With clarity and refreshing honesty, Ken Blue answers these questions and offers hope and healing to the victims of spiritual abuse.  In addition he shows the Christian leaders how to avoid abusive patterns and instead offer Christ’s gospel of grace to every casualty of bad church experiences.


The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse

by David Johnson and Jeff Van Vonderen

Price: $14.00

From the Back Cover

No one should leave church feeling manipulated, controlled, ashamed, or condemned.  But places of shelter and encouragement can become abusive if spiritual leaders begin to use their authority to meet their needs for importance, power, or spiritual gratification.  Here you’ll discover how to identify an abusive church and also how to break free from its destructive legalism.  Topics covered include:

  1. How spiritual abuse develops - and why those under its grip often don’t see it.

  2. The subtle ways that leaders and systems “hook” and control believers, robbing them of their joy in Christ.

  3. Scriptural help in recognizing healthy spiritual relationships.

  4. Effective strategies for escaping abusive situations.

Insightful, practical, and solidly grounded in Scripture, this book has what you need to recover a grace-filled relationship with God and His church.