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The UCSF AIDS Health Project Guide to Counseling. Perspectives on Psychotherapy, Prevention, and Therapeutic Practice. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2239583
  • Book
  • October 1998
  • 456 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A Guide for Counselors in the AIDS Community

This practical and state-of-the-art compedium is a rich resourcethat should be a 'must read' for every health professional workingin the field of HIV. . . . The book is bound to instantaneouslybecome the standard against which other books in the field will bejudged.
--Michael Shernoff, editor of The Second Decade of AIDS: A MentalHealth Practice Handbook and Counseling Chemically DepAndent Peoplewith HIV Illness

Highlighting the work of pioneers in the field, this important bookis a comprehensive resource for professionals and volunteersworking in the HIV epidemic. Now that the epidemic has been with usfor more than a decade, researchers and clinicians have had theopportunity to explore the results of the AIDS virus--see thepopulations affected, note the medical and emotional issues facedby those infected, and think about ways to help. This anthologyoffers a wealth of practical information and innovative advice. Theauthors address the therapeutic challenges of treating thispopulation and offer guidance for dealing with issues such ascountertransference, grief management, multiple loss, and assistedsuicide. The book also describes specific treatment techniques forworking with clients with HIV and dual diagnoses such as substanceabuse and psychiatric disorders.
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Part I: Risk and Behavior: Helping Clients Remain Uninfected.

1. Harm Reduction and Client-Centered Counseling.

2. Counseling and Testing: Behavior Change and Mental Health.

3. Behavior Change Theory and HIV Prevention.

4. Moral and Psychological Development.

5. Prevention and Culture: Working Downhill to Change HIV RiskBehavior.

6. Substance Use Case Management and Harm Reduction Guide.

Part II: Transformation and Psychotherapy: Helping Clients Livewith HIV.

7. Disease as an Agent of Transformation: A Survey of PsychologicalApproaches.

8. The Role of Psychotherapy in Coping the HIV Disease.

9. HIV Disease over the Long Haul: Hope, Uncertainty, andSurvival.

10. Beyond Stereotypes: Stigmas and the Counseling Process.

Part III: Distress and Disorder: Helping Clients with PsychiatricConditions.

11. Anxiety and Depression: Mood and HIV Disease.

12. The Clinical Management of AIDS Bereavement.

13. Personality Disorders and HIV Disease: The Case of theBorderline Client.

14. The Wild Care of Triple Diagnosis: HIV, Mental Illness, andSubstance Abuse.

15. The Diagnosis and Management of HIV-Related Organic MentalDisorders.

Part IV: Therapeutic Practice and Countertransference: PersonalChallenges for Therapists.

16. Present in the Balance of Time: The Therapist'sChallenge.

17. Making Difficult Decisions: Suicide and AIDS.

18. Multiple Loss and the Grief of Working in the Epidemic.
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James W. Dilley
Robert Marks
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