This essential “how-to” resource provides you with practical psychiatric nursing techniques and interventions for every step of the treatment process — from initial patient contact to discharge. You’ll explore the basics of psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, as well as clinically useful approaches to psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, and self-psychology. This book also offers effective strategies to help you work with special patient populations, including children, adolescents, older adults, patients with a history of substance abuse, and those who have experienced trauma.
A straightforward approach to psychotherapy using a holistic nursing framework.
Latest findings on the neurophysiology of psychotherapy including research on attachment, therapeutic relationships, and trauma.
Evidence-based research for all approaches and populations discussed.
Provides treatment hierarchy for decision making in selecting strategies for treatment from the initial contact and assessment to termination.
Step-by-step guide to building the nurse-patient relationship in order to achieve quality outcomes. Includes detailed instructions on therapeutic communication techniques.
Detailed instructions teach you how to use the latest therapeutic communication techniques.
Includes all patient populations from children to the older adult with special emphasis on working with traumatized patients.
Comprehensive appendices provide quick access to helpful forms and diagnostic tools specific to psychotherapy nursing practice.
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