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Treatment Guide of Selected DSM IV & V Diagnoses:First Edition

Farideh Fazlian, PhD

Pages: 120
ISBN: 978-145752-287-1
List Price: 27.00
Available: March 2014
Edition: Perfectbound

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Part I is on the treatment planning and intervention on the three selected major mental/behavior diagnoses among children and adolescents. In this section for each of the selected mental disorders illustrated treatment plans and intervention on the three stages of the course of mental health condition. Immediate plan of intervention emphasizes treatment goals for maintaining patient’s safety, prevention from risk and danger to others, initiation of recovery of the acute symptoms, and containing crisis contributed to the acute phase of mental health condition of a child or adolescent. Directive, supportive and problem solving methods of intervention are considered to be relevant and effective at this acute stage. Always, risk assessment and determining the potential danger to self or others and immediate intervention are critical at this initial stage of intervention. Appropriate intervention at this initial stage is to contain the acute active symptoms and prepare child or adolescent for the second stage of the treatment. At the second stage of the treatment, the focus of treatment is on active symptoms effecting child’s or adolescent’s mental health conditions and his functioning level. In this stage of treatment, application of therapeutic methods and approaches require active participation of the impacted child or adolescent as well his/her involved parent or guardian. Application of cognitive-behavioral therapy and psycho-educational intervention are very critical at this stage of the treatment.
The last stage of the treatment focuses on the long-term treatment issues including long standing personal attributes including self-esteem, self-control, and child/adolescent relationship with family and others such as teachers. Family therapy and extensive use of psych-educational intervention approaches are considered to be very effective and critical at this stage to help child/adolescent to restore the short-coming on the identified treatment issues.

This author Farideh Fazlian, PhD. holds a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from United State International University (Alliant International University). This book is author’s 1st book in the field of psychology. I had two academic publications, a thesis at Ball-State University, Indiana in 1979, and a doctoral dissertation on Laterality Pattern of Eye Movement at U.S. International University in 1986. After receiving my doctorate in Clinical Psychology, this author worked at the Community Counseling Service (CCS) in Los Angeles, California for over 6 years. After receiving her licensure in 1995, the author joined to two Group Practices Agencies as a clinical psychologist. It was after 1995, the plan of compiling her clinical experience work as a book on treatment of the different patient population was initiated as a contribution to the field of mental health. Initial part of the manuscript of this book was complied between years of 1996-1999 as pilot work. It has been my intention to write a book as for my contribution to the field based on my practical experience working with the different patient population since my graduate school years. I was so fortunate be provided the opportunity to work with different patient population during my practicum, pre-doctoral, and post-doctoral years in late 80’s and early 90’s. I should say I was very fortunate to have all those grate supervisors while I was a trainee. They shared their unique expertise with me as my supervisor and directed me to be a clinician I wanted to be. It may be appropriate to mention that at graduate school in Ball-State University and then in United State International University I enjoyed process of writing of my thesis and doctoral dissertation. These experiences motivated and prepared me for further writing. Although, writing a book was my intention However, I didn’t plan starting writing of the initial manuscript for the book till some years after my doctoral dissertation.
It was in my next chapter of my professional life, I realized that putting my practical experience together might be helpful for those clinicians are new in the field. This book was what I needed when I was a freshman clinician, but I couldn’t find one. However, due to the demanding nature of my work as a clinician and as clinical psychologist, it was a challenge to put the time effort I needed on writing to complete the manuscript as I had initially planned. The delay in writing of manuscript has allowed me to re-examine my thoughts as well my practical experience that I had complied in my earlier writings. It was in 2011, I revised some of the content of different sections as it was considered appropriate for a revision, and I was able to add more sections as were considered necessary to compile the last manuscript for this book. It was in early 2012, manuscript was prepared for editorial and technical typing process. As for this book, I am aware all complied in this writing is a body work to be read and reviewed as well be criticized. A critical review of this book will further be helpful to define what the body of this complied work needs to enhance the content for the next edition. A critical review of this work is what this author need from the readers.