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Outpatient Psychiatry

A Beginner's Guide

Thomas E. Steele (Author)

Overview | Inside the Book

An introduction for residents and new psychiatrists who work with patients.

This brief primer provides knowledge that will reduce therapists' initial anxiety and heighten their competence in working with outpatients; it covers psychotherapeutic techniques, uses of psychotropic medication, and pertinent issues from the expanding field of therapy research, and includes advice about what to do and what not to do.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • September 2007
  • ISBN 978-0-393-70543-0
  • 6.2 × 9.3 in / 192 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“This engaging text is a down-to-earth experience as a master clinician-educator.” — Jerald Kay, MD

“[B]rings the trainee into the consulting room with wisdom, experience, and practical clinical world.” — John M. Oldham, MD

“Both eloquent and humorous, Steele makes the usually dense topic of psychotherapy relatively accessible….[A] worthwhile text for beginning psychiatrists.” — Psychiatric Services

“[A] comprehensive, practical, and engaging resource for trainees beginning their outpatient experiences in psychiatry….His style is intelligent, honest, genuine, personal, and, at times, humorous, as he adeptly illustrates the issues facing the therapist in training….will put even the most anxious beginning therapist at ease.” — Journal of Psychiatric Practice

“[A] marvelous book for psychiatry residents…equally marvelous for their training directors….Steele writes with wisdom and compassion about the insecurities and inexperience felt by beginning therapists….[A] gem. It is short, introduces residents to every main concept they need to know about doing psychotherapy, and accomplishes this is an easy to read, intelligent style” — Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic

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