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Psychopathology

A Case-Based Approach (First Edition)
David A. Scott and Michelle G. Scott
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Psychopathology: A Case-Based Approach provides future practitioners with the requisite knowledge base and skill sets essential to treating mental disorders and abnormal behavior. The textbook recognizes the complex, multifaceted nature of treating mental disorders and reveals the interconnectedness of the constructs and dynamics inherent in such treatment. Readers learn about the etiology, diagnostic process and nomenclature, treatment, referral, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders.

The text provides the reader with a foundational understanding of a vast range of mental disorders, as well as effective, evidence-based treatments for each. The book presents current scholarly research regarding theories, approaches, strategies, and techniques for working with specific populations of clients with mental and emotional disorders. Additional sections address psychotropic medications and their effectiveness with particular disorders; DSM-5 and ICD-10 (11) and how they interrelate with mental disorders; and ethical, legal, and practical guidelines critical to establishing an effective and meaningful practice. In addition, students are encouraged to reflect upon their motives for becoming a mental health professional, including their personal state of wellness and life adjustments that may be necessary to support their personal practice.

Written to provide fundamental knowledge and encourage mastery of understanding mental disorders and relevant treatment options, Psychopathology is an ideal resource for counselors-in-training as well as practicing mental health professionals.

David A. Scott is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an associate professor in the Counselor Education program in the College of Education at Clemson University. He has over 20 years of experience working as a professional counselor in community settings and over 12 years of experience teaching at the university level.
Michelle G. Scott is a Licensed Independent Social Worker - Clinical Practitioner and clinical supervisor. She serves as an instructor and site coordinator for the Master of Social Work program at the University of South Carolina's College of Social Work. She has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field.
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