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Guidelines for the Systematic Treatment of the Depressed Patient

Larry E. Beutler, John Clarkin, and Bruce Bongar


From initial consultation to termination of treatment, psychologists and other mental health practitioners make a series of crucial decisions to determine the progress and therapy of the patient. These decisions have varied implications such as the clinical course of the patient, the efficacy and efficiency of the treatment, and the cost of the sessions. Thus, the decisions made by mental health professionals need to be accurate and consistent, respecting a series of guidelines that will ultimately ... More

Keywords: treatment programs, experts, empirical research, treatment principles, psychotherapy, drug abuse, mental disorders, depression

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780195105308
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105308.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Larry E. Beutler, author
University of California at Santa Barbara

John Clarkin, author
Cornell Medical School

Bruce Bongar, author
Pacific Graduate School