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Fundamentals of Psychological Diagnosis and Psychotherapy
2023 - 2024

Kevin William Grant- Registered Psychotherapist and Life Coach
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2023 - 2024

Fundamentals of Psychological Diagnosis

"Fundamentals of Psychological Diagnosis: DSM-5-TR Essentials for Clinicians" is your go-to guide for comprehending and diagnosing psychological disorders. This resource is tailored for psychologists, clinicians, counselors, educators, and students to demystify the complex landscape of psychological diagnosis, paving the way for impactful therapeutic outcomes.

In an ever-changing field like psychology, precise diagnosis is the linchpin for effective treatment. This book captures my extensive, hands-on experience and diverse interactions, fulfilling the pressing need for an accessible and comprehensive resource on psychological diagnostics.

  • Detailed Overviews: Each section provides an in-depth look at various disorders, from their symptoms and causes to the latest treatment options.
  • Categorized For Ease: With chapters dedicated to distinct categories like Neurodevelopmental and Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders, quickly find and focus on specific areas of interest.
  • Based on the Latest Research: Ground your knowledge in the most updated version of the DSM-5-TR, ensuring you have the latest information about each disorder.
  • Summary Sections: A concise style with the essential points, making it perfect for quick reference or review.

Each DSM-5-TR disorder is meticulously examined through:

  • Diagnostic Criteria: Understanding the specifics of each disorder.
  • The Impacts: Recognizing the effects on individuals and their surroundings.
  • The Etiology (Origins and Causes): Delving into the root causes.
  • Comorbidities: Identifying disorders that commonly co-exist.
  • Risk Factors: Highlighting potential triggers or exacerbators.
  • Case Study: Offering real-world examples for a grounded understanding.
  • Recent Psychology Research Findings: Keeping readers updated on the latest discoveries.
  • Treatment and Interventions: Providing actionable solutions for each disorder.
  • Implications if Untreated: Emphasizing the urgency and importance of appropriate intervention.

Volume 1 covers the following disorders:

  • Feeding and Eating Disorders
  • Elimination Disorders
  • Sleep-Wake Disorders
  • Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Gender Dysphoria

Volume 2 review the following disorders:

  • Somatic Symptom Related Disorders
  • Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Paraphilic Disorders

Volume 3 focuses on the following disorders:

  • Feeding and Eating Disorders
  • Elimination Disorders
  • Sleep-Wake Disorders
  • Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Other Mental Disorders

Whether you are a seasoned practitioner looking to update your knowledge, a student delving into the world of psychological diagnoses, or a curious reader eager to understand the intricacies of the human mind, this volume offers a window into the vast landscape of mental health conditions. Enhance your library and equip yourself with an enlightening and essential resource.

Fundamentals of Psychological Diagnosis (Volume 1)

DSM-5-TR Essentials for Clinicians

Publication Date: 16 October 2023

ISBN (Paperback): 9798860925885
ISBN (Hardcover): 9798863825175

Fundamentals of Psychological Diagnosis (Volume 2)

DSM-5-TR Essentials for Clinicians

Publication Date:  3 November 2023

  • ISBN (Paperback): 9798863821375
  • ISBN (Hardcover): 9798863824871

Fundamentals of Psychological Diagnosis (Volume 3)

DSM-5-TR Essentials for Clinicians

Publication Date:  8 January, 2024

  • ISBN (Paperback): 9798865876526
  • ISBN (Hardcover): 9798865867197

Fundamentals of Psychotherapy

“Fundamentals of Psychotherapy: Essential Skills that Bridge Theory and Practice” is an essential textbook and guide for psychotherapists, psychologists, educators, social workers, and mental health professionals at every level. It is a comprehensive resource that delivers practical advice and pragmatic wisdom for those committed to supporting mental well-being in themselves and others.

The following topics are explored:

Successful and Unsuccessful Therapeutic Outcomes: Understanding what factors contribute to the effectiveness of therapy sessions.

Roles in Mental Health: A detailed overview of the distinct functions and approaches of counselors, psychotherapists, social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists.

Effective Communication: Techniques and insights on persuasion, enhancing self-esteem, building confidence, delivering feedback, and navigating conflicts within therapy.

Navigating Emotions in Therapy: Explorations into emotion-focused therapy, managing complex feelings like guilt and shame and balancing empathy and emotional resilience.

Mindfulness in Practice: Core elements, benefits, and mindfulness techniques that can be integrated into therapeutic practice.

Depth Therapy and Root Causes: Examining psychodynamic therapy and strategies to address resistance, explore therapeutic choices, and tackle cognitive biases.

Building Self-Esteem and Confidence: Insights into fostering these essential qualities through psychotherapy.

Psychological Development and Life Transitions: Understanding how to navigate through various stages of life and the emotional challenges they bring.

Relationship Challenges: Addressing issues such as dating anxiety, loneliness, and the psychological impacts of manipulation within relationships.

Intimacy and Attachment: The significance of attachment styles, childhood trauma, and maintaining intimacy and passion.

Grief and Loss: Guidance on processing mourning, navigating breakups, and moving forward.

Stress and Anxiety Management: Strategies for managing stress and anxiety, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness.

Toxic Workplaces: Identifying and coping with the stressors of an unhealthy work environment and the broader implications of the "Great Resignation."

Abuse and Trauma: Addressing and overcoming the impacts of abusive relationships and trauma, including narcissistic abuse and intergenerational trauma.

COVID-19 Pandemic Psyches: Analyzing the mental health impacts of the pandemic, including chronic stress and mass trauma.

Climate Change, Global Tensions, and Mental Health: Discussing eco-anxiety, the psychological effects of air pollution, and the impact of global tensions on mental health.

This resource offers an essential foundation for anyone seeking to understand or practice psychotherapy, providing a rich tapestry of theoretical knowledge complemented by practical tools and interventions.

Fundamentals of Psychotherapy (Volume 4)

Essential Skills that Bridge Theory and Practice

Publication Date:  6 November 2023

  • eISBN: 1230007034930
  • Paperback ISBN: 9798862024098
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9798864494653
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