3rd Edition

Psychopathology and Psychotherapy DSM-5 Diagnosis, Case Conceptualization, and Treatment

    382 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    382 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Psychopathology & Psychotherapy: DSM-5 Diagnosis, Case Conceptualization, and Treatment, Third Edition differs from other psychopathology and abnormal psychology books. While other books focus on describing diagnostic conditions, this book focus on the critical link between psychopathology and psychotherapy. More specifically, it links diagnostic evaluation, case conceptualization, and treatment selection to psychotherapy practice. Research affirms that knowledge and awareness of these links is essential in planning and providing highly effective psychotherapy.

    This third edition incorporates detailed case conceptualizations and treatment considerations for the DSM-5 diagnoses most commonly seen in everyday clinical practice. Extensive case studies illustrate the diagnostic, case conceptualization, and treatment process in a way that makes it come alive. Written by practicing clinicians with expertise in specific disorders, this book will be an invaluable resource to both novice and experienced clinicians.

    Foreword Mozdzierz  Preface  1. Diagnosis, Case Conceptualization, Culture, and Treatment Sperry, L.  2. Adlerian Case Conceptualization Sperry, L.  3. Personality Disorders Sperry, L.  4. Anxiety and Obsessove-Compulsive Disorders Duba Sauerheber and Bitter  5. Depression and Bipoar Disorder Rasmussen and Alexandrof  6. Truma and Stressor-Related Disorders Moore and Newbauer  7. Eating Disorders Schneider  8. Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders Sperry, L. and Sperry, J.,  9. Dissociative Disorders. Sperry, J. and Sperry, L.  10. Somatic Symptoms and Related Disorders Sackett-Maniacci and Maniacci  11. Sleep-Wake Disorders Williamson, J. and Williamson, D.  12. Sexual Disorders Trail   13. Neurodevelopmental and Conduct Disorders Maucieri  14. Substance Use and Addictive Disorders Blagen  15. Neurocognitive Disorders Maniacci and Sperry, L.


    Len Sperry, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor, Mental Health Counseling, Florida Atlantic University and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He holds the post-doctoral Certificate in Psychotherapy from the Adler Institute—Chicago, and is a Life Fellow of the American Psychological Association and  a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Of his 750 publications 70 are books, of which nine are on psychopathology and its treatment.

    Jon Carlson, Psy.D., Ed.D. is Distinguished Professor, Psychology and Counseling at Governors State University and a psychologist at the Wellness Clinic in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Jon has served as editor of several periodicals including the Journal of Individual Psychology and the Family Journal. He has authored 175 journal articles and 60 books and created over 300 professional trade videos and DVDs with leading professional therapists and educators.

    Jill Duba Sauerheber, Ph.D., LPCC, EMDR Certified, Reality Therapy Certified,  is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at Western Kentucky University and has a private counseling pratice. She has participated in the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Management Development Program, holds a certificate in Adlerian Psychology and is the current President of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology. Jill has also authored or co-authored over 35 journal articles, one edited book, and 15 book chapters.

    Jon Sperry, Ph.D. is Visiting Assistant Professor, Mental Health Counseling, Florida Atlantic University and Counseling Specialist at Counseling and Psychological Services, Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Sperry holds a certificate in Adlerian Psychotherapy and is a Certified Addictions Professional. He serves as co-chair of the Theory, Research, and Training Section of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology.


    “This book provides mental health professionals with a comprehensive, theory-based method for understanding the disorders in DSM-5. The utility of the Adlerian model is clear as each chapter incorporates  theoretical  concepts  and  techniques  into  a  concise  discussion  of  the  disorder,  case  conceptualization,  treatment  considerations,  and  case  studies.  This  updated  edition  should  be  required reading for professionals working with clients in a variety of settings.” Susan E. Belangee, Ph.D., LPC, private practice, Canton, Georgia


    “In the third edition of their fine book Psychopathology and Psychotherapy, the editors Drs. Len Sperry, Jon Carlson, Jill Duba Sauerheber, and Jon Sperry do what they have done frequently in the past—they continue to fill a vacuum and shed light on areas of great interest and benefit. With clarity  and  precision  these  acclaimed  authors,  editors  and  academics,  along  with  additional  respected authors who contributed chapters, enlighten readers and provide solid and substantial information about treatment for various DSM-5 diagnoses from an Adlerian perspective. Those of  us  who  work  in  the  field  can  find  our  work  enhanced  greatly  by  reading  and  applying  the  knowledge presented in this book. I most highly recommend.”

    Debbie Joffe Ellis, private practice, New York City


    “The  editors  of  Psychopathology  and  Psychotherapy:  DSM-5  Diagnosis,  Case  Conceptualization,  and  Treatment  (3rd  Edition)—Drs.  Len  Sperry,  Jon  Carlson,  Jill  Duba  Sauerheber,  and  Jon  Sperry—are to be congratulated for the development and timely release of a new resource for the conceptualization and treatment of a range of mental health disorders. Their book has captured the  most  recent  evidence  and  thinking  about  mental  health  from  an  Adlerian  perspective,  and  then deftly weaved in case examples, to highlight the value of this approach. This work will be of interest and value to psychotherapy trainees and practiced clinicians alike.”

    Keith  S.  Dobson,  Ph.D.,  R.  Psych.,  Professor  of  Clinical  Psychology,  University  of  Calgary,  Canada; Past-President, International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy


    “Psychopathology and Psychotherapy begins each chapter with a captivating story, which moves to examine changes from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5.  This skillful examination of contrast evolves into conceptualization  of  dysfunction  through  an  Adlerian  perspective,  giving  clarity  to  how  one  might use current systems to inform practice, and embrace mental health. A must have reference for students and practicing clinicians.”

    J. Steve Hamm, Ed.D., LCPC, Indian Oaks Academy, Manteno, Illinois


    “Psychopathology and Psychotherapy is a critical tool in assisting practitioners and practitioners-in-training to combine theory, practice, and diagnosis while incorporating a culturally sensitive framework.  Rarely do we find books that allow us to directly apply a specific theoretical framework to our diagnostic work.  This book will allow practitioners to broaden Adler’s work to incorporate DSM-5 and make specific suggestions on how diagnostic considerations can be linked to tailored treatment interventions for individual clients.  A must read for current and developing Adlerians!”

    Katherine  Helm,  Ph.D.,  Professor  and  Director  of  Graduate  Programs  in  Psychology,  Lewis  University