By Arthur M. Nezu PhD ABPP, Christine Maguth Nezu PhD ABPP, Thomas D'Zurilla PhD
Problem-Solving remedy: A therapy Manual is a laudable and targeted source that contributes to modern and exemplary psychotherapy in an incredible way."--New England Psychologist
Through Problem-Solving treatment: A therapy Manual, Nezu and co-workers provide an outstanding guide that has the aptitude to assist quite a lot of members focus on life's demanding situations. This publication is a useful addition to any working towards psychologist's bookshelf."--PsycCRITIQUES
Problem-solving treatment (PST) has been more and more used to regard a number of future health and psychological illnesses because of its flexibility and confirmed effectiveness. this article, written by means of the co-developers of PST, is a accomplished and precise handbook of the way to use PST to a wide selection of populations and events. It displays the numerous conceptual and medical revisions that supersede prior types of PST, and relies at the authors' medical and examine adventure, the remedy final result literature, and advances in similar components of psychology and neuroscience research.
The ebook bargains particular remedy guidance, pattern client-therapist dialogues, scientific workouts and actions, homework assignments, purchaser handouts, medical case examples, and worksheets. those assets are in keeping with a "stepped-care" version of PST that takes under consideration the character of a client's difficulties, the depth of those difficulties, the atmosphere and remedy constitution, and remedy objectives. The guide deals consumers 4 significant "toolkits," which come with a multitasking advisor to overcoming "cognitive overload" whilst lower than rigidity, a consultant to overcoming difficulties relating to emotional dysregulation, a consultant to overcoming obstacles to potent problem-solving via use of fit pondering and optimistic imagery, and a consultant to fostering potent problem-solving by way of designing and making use of a rational plan. electronic accompaniments contain sufferer handouts, worksheets, and toolkits. meant to be used through a large choice of psychological overall healthiness execs in a number of settings, the guide may also function a textual content for either undergraduate and utilized graduate classes.
- Describes an more and more renowned psychotherapeutic intervention that works for a number of shopper populations and will be mixed with different therapy modalities
- Authored through the co-developers of PST
- Provides the main updated, special instructions to PST
- Presents therapy guidance, case examples, and various scientific aids
- Includes electronic parts, reminiscent of sufferer handouts, homework worksheets, and toolkits
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The impact of the role of caregiver involves increased distress, physical symptoms, and feelings of burden. In this context, several researchers have applied PST as a means of improving the quality of life Chapter 3 Empirical Support and Flexibility of Applications 45 of caregivers themselves across a range of medical patient problems (C. M. Nezu, Palmatiere, & Nezu, 2004). For example, Sahler et al. (2002) evaluated the efficacy of PST for mothers of newly diagnosed pediatric cancer patients. After an 8-week intervention, mothers in the treatment condition were found to have significantly enhanced problem-solving skills, which was associated with significant decreases in negative affectivity.
In this project, adult cancer patients with clinically meaningful elevated scores on measures of depression and psychological distress were randomly assigned to one of three conditions: (a) PST (10 individual sessions), (b) PST-plus (10 sessions of PST provided to both the patient and a patient-selected significant other in order to evaluate the effects of including a caregiver as a problemsolving coach), and (c) a WLC. Results of pre/post analyses across multiple measures that included self-reports, clinician evaluations, and collateral ratings, provide strong evidence underscoring the efficacy of PST in general for this population.