Title Case Study Approach to Psychotherapy for Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses
Author Candice Knight, Kathleen Wheeler
ISBN 9780826195036
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 280
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2021
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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A case study companion to the leading textbook on psychotherapy for advanced practice psychiatric nurses

Case Study Approach to Psychotherapy for Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses is a case study companion to the groundbreaking and award-winning textbook Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse, edited by Kathleen Wheeler. Designed for both the novice and experienced advanced practice psychiatric nurse, it provides complementary content and activities to help students and professionals master the art and science of conducting psychotherapy.

The case studies address a wide range of diverse theoretical approaches and varied client problems and psychiatric diagnoses. Each chapter follows a consistent format to allow for comparison, beginning with the author’s personal experience, providing the reader with the understanding of how various theoretical orientations were chosen. This is followed by background on philosophy and key concepts, as well as mental health and psychopathology, therapeutic goals, assessment perspectives, and therapeutic interventions. The chapter then presents background on the client and a selection of verbatim transcript segments from the beginning, middle, and final phase of therapy. The therapeutic process is illustrated by client–therapist dialogues, which are supplemented with process commentaries that explain the rationale for the interventions. A final commentary on the case is presented to enhance the reader’s clinical reasoning skills.


Key Features:

  • Augments the groundbreaking Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse
  • Features case studies that address a range of theoretical approaches and varied client problems and psychiatric diagnoses
  • Offers comprehensive coverage of the approach, psychopathology, therapeutic goals, assessment perspectives, therapeutic interventions, and verbatim transcripts from the beginning, middle, and final phases of therapy
  • Includes reflection questions to help the reader apply the material to their personal lives and offer guidelines for continuing to work with the theoretical orientation




Foreword (Mary D. Moller PhD (h), DNP, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN)

Chapter 1. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Healing Attachment Wounds (Kathleen Wheeler)

Chapter 2. Gestalt Therapy: A Client With a Conversion Disorder (Candice Knight)

Chapter 3. Person-Centered Therapy: A Client With Postpartum Depression (Laura Kelly)

Chapter 4. Existential Psychotherapy: An Older Adult Client at a Crossroad (Candice Knight)

Chapter 5. Humanistic and Psychoanalytic Play Therapy: A Child With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (Amelia Muir)

Chapter 6. Group Therapy: Stages of Group Development (Richard Pessagno)

Chapter 7. Family Therapy: A Family Over Time (Candice Knight)

Chapter 8. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:  A Grieving Client (Sharon M. Freeman Clevenger)

Chapter 9. Manualized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:  An Adolescent With Anxiety and Depression (Pamela Lusk)

Chapter 10. Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Client With Complex Trauma (Danielle Conklin)

Chapter 11. Interpersonal Psychotherapy: A Client With Complicated Bereavement (Candice Knight)

Chapter 12. Motivational Interviewing: A Client With Depression (Susie Adams)

Chapter 13. Harm Reduction Psychotherapy: A Client With a Substance Use Disorder (Michelle Knapp and Adam Kozikowski)

Chapter 14. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy: Healing Trauma (Kathleen Wheeler)

Chapter 15. The Trauma Resiliency Moder®: A Client With Chronic Trauma (Linda Grabbe)


About the Editors:

Candice Knight, PhD, EdD, APN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, is an associate professor and director of the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program at New York University College of Nursing in New York City, New York. She is a licensed clinical psychologist, a psychiatric nurse clinical specialist, a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, and co-owner of large private practice that works with clients across the life span. Dr. Knight is a certified Gestalt therapist who practices psychotherapy from a humanistic-existential framework. Whether providing psychotherapy or prescribing medications, she believes in the primacy of the therapeutic relationship and understanding her clients from an in-depth, phenomenological perspective. Dr. Knight is a well-known regional and national speaker on many diverse topics related to psychotherapy. Her research, writing, and teaching interests are centered on how to become an exceptional psychotherapist, how to create moments of healing in psychotherapy, and how to teach psychotherapy to aspiring psychotherapists.

Kathleen Wheeler, PhD, PMHNP-BC, APRN, FAAN, is an advanced practice psychiatric nurse and a professor and director of the PMHNP program at Fairfield University Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies in Fairfield, Connecticut. Dr. Wheeler has been a leader in projects that are highly significant for psychiatric nursing. These include co-chair of the National Panel that developed the PMHNP Competencies; the first chair of NONPF’s PMHNP special interest group; and the author of Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse: A How-To Guide for Evidence-Based Practice, which has been awarded two AJN Book of the Year Awards. Her leadership extends beyond psychiatric nursing as past President and advisory director of the EMDR International Association and in the development of an Integrative Trauma.

Target Audience:

The book is for both the novice and experienced advanced practice psychiatric nurse.


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