Books for Therapists: Treatment Manuals

These treatment manuals all address different issues, but have one main thing in common: to help you implement a successful intervention. Through step-by-step explanations and case studies, these texts offer a complete view of different treatment options to help you help others!

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“Verhaltenstherapie-manual” von Michael Linden und Martin Hautzinger

This book is a psychotherapy manual. It is intended to contribute to quality assurance and quality improvement in behavioral therapy. Work sequences are perceived in 4 levels of consideration, which are: Basic therapeutic behavior; Therapeutic methods and individual techniques; Therapy strategy and programs; Therapeutic heuristics or theory.

“Schematherapie bei Essstörungen” von Archonti, Roediger, de Zwaan

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Eating disorders are one of the most common mental illnesses and are often difficult to treat with conventional psychotherapeutic methods. The authors transfer the schematic therapeutic approach to the treatment of patients with eating disorders. The editors are experts in both schema therapy and the treatment of eating disorders. Both anorexia and bulimia as well as the binge eating disorder are taken into account in this manual. In addition to an overview of the current state of knowledge in the treatment of eating disorders, the focus of schema therapy in this area is placed on methods that activate emotions and experiences, imagination and reparenting.

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“Helping the Non-Compliant Child” by Robert J. McMahon and Rex L. Forehand

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This popular treatment manual presents an empirically validated program for teaching parents to manage noncompliance in 3- to 8-year-olds. Practitioners are provided with step-by-step guidelines for child and family assessment, detailed descriptions of parent training procedures, effective adjunctive treatment strategies, and complete protocols for conducting and evaluating the program. Nationally recognized as a best practice for treating conduct problems, the program is supported by a substantial body of treatment research.

“Clinical Manual for Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Patients” by John Chiles, Kirk Strosahl and Laura Weiss Roberts

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The Clinical Manual for Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Patients is a complete guide that offers the most important and recent research on suicidal behavior and how to detect it. Through detailed explanations and complete case studies, this manual explores all aspects of suicide in order to make clinicians better equipped to prevent it, proving itself as a powerful tool to every practice.

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