Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Guidelines for the Systematic Treatment of the Depressed
                        Patient$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Larry E. Beutler, John Clarkin, and Bruce Bongar

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780195105308

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105308.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 22 November 2019

Issues in Treatment-Relevant Assessment

Issues in Treatment-Relevant Assessment

Chapter:
(p.114) 4 Issues in Treatment-Relevant Assessment
Source:
Guidelines for the Systematic Treatment of the Depressed Patient
Author(s):

Larry E. Beutler

John F. Clarkin

Bruce Bongar

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105308.003.0004

The complexity of problems related to defining and identifying depression, as well as to formulating and implementing its treatment, can be illustrated by some clinical examples. The cases of Alice and Harold illustrate the variety of symptoms and provoking events with which depression is associated and the diversity of what constitutes effective treatment. Systematic treatment selection (STS) is a general model for identifying patient dimensions that may contribute to predictions of treatment outcome and hence to treatment planning. The chapter proposes four levels of intervention, the first of which is patient and problem assessment. This first level is defined as the process of selecting predisposing patient qualities. The second level of decision entails selecting the context of treatment. The third level of decision making is that of relationship facilitation and clinician interventions that are designed to enhance and facilitate that relationship. The fourth decision level is the attempt to match or fit the intervention to the patient.

Keywords:   depression, treatment, systematic treatment selection, intervention, predisposing patient qualities, context of treatment, relationship facilitation

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .