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This unique guide was developed by Dr. Surman and international collaborators. It offers plain-language guidance, and includes checklists, rating scales and treatment planning tools. It was designed for a broad audience of caregivers working in diverse settings, including psychiatrists, social workers, primary care physicians, nurse specialists and psychologists.
The authors are highly acclaimed clinicians, investigators and educators from Harvard Medical School, Brazil, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. They offer step-by-step guidance for implementation of best practices, drawing from clinical research and their experience treating thousands of patients. They cover diagnosis, treatment planning, and state-of-the-art application of pharmacology, psychotherapy, skill-building, family system and environmental interventions – for both simple and complex cases. It is a definitive resource for health providers. Scales and worksheets can be copied to facilitate in-clinic assessment and management.