This text provides new clinicians with an overview of the tasks involved in behavioral health treatment as it is practiced in community-based training organizations. The text’s specific focus is on the application of theoretical and academic knowledge to clinical work as a psychotherapist or case manager, with a case example that follows treatment from the first session through termination. It contains an overview of all aspects of treatment that are required in these organizations, which are the primary settings for practicum, internship, and post-graduate training.



chapter 1|14 pages

Personal Preparation

chapter 2|15 pages

Professional Preparation

chapter 3|22 pages

First Session

chapter 4|17 pages

Cultural Considerations

chapter 5|18 pages


chapter 6|20 pages


chapter 7|20 pages

Assessment: Special Situations

chapter 8|9 pages

Case Formulation

chapter 9|18 pages

Treatment Planning

chapter 10|15 pages

Clinical Documentation

chapter 11|28 pages

Unfolding of the Therapeutic Relationship

chapter 12|18 pages

Case Management and Coordination of Care

chapter 13|30 pages

Termination—Planned and Unplanned

chapter 14|10 pages

Development of Professional Identity