The Fifteen Minute Hour: Practical Therapeutic Intervention in Primary Care
A practical, realistic 'how to" manual for effectively incorporating psycho-behavioral interventions into the brief office visit. A contemporary classic, this text combines the best in medicine and psychology to help practitioners treat the emotional components of ordinary medical disorders. The BATHE (Background, Affect, Trouble, Handling, and Empathy) technique, a screen for treatable psychiatric conditions as well as a therapeutic modality, fits easily into a regular patient visit. Case scenarios demonstrate how to use simple questions to elicit information while empowering the patient. Subjects covered include managing stress, handling difficult patients, increasing compliance and promoting both physical and mental health. Amply referenced and evidence based, this new edition provides coverage on the use of narrative therapy, cognitive restructuring, talking with adolescents, collaborative treatment, PTSD, and managing anxiety and depression by combining therapeutic talk with psychotropic medications.
A standard in the field for training primary care practitioners in the principles of biopsychosocial medicine.
Practical information is offered for the application of therapeutic interventions.
An easy-to-use approach is designed to fit into a standard, fifteen minute office visit.
The highly-respected authors bring with them over 60 years of combined experience.
Listed on the "best sellers list" of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine since its introduction in 1986.
All chapters have been updated with new references and new case material.
A brand-new chapter on the use of psychotropic medication includes material on herbal products.
Important material has been added on treating anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
New charts specify doses and side effects for a range of antidepressants.
New material has been added on the use of narrative therapy, a variety of stress management techniques, cognitive restructuring, talking with adolescents, collaborative treatment, empowering patients, focusing on lifestyle changes, and maximizing the potential for achievement.
June 15, 2002
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The Fifteen Minute HourFeb 09, 2004
By Stuart Green The Fifteen Minute Hour is a best-seller because it understands and validates physicians' experiences and needs, and is therefore an emotionally supportive and healing reading experience for physicians. Books which recognize and explicitly address physician stresses in a supportive, understanding manner, even while exhorting physicians to do more for their patients, are not common. This is a well written and useful guide, which reflects Dr. Stuart's unique experience and perspective. She is one of a relatively small number of psychotherapists who work closely with - and provide emotional support for - primary care physicians, as well as providing care for their patients. Her intimate understanding of the challenges of primary (non-psychiatric) medical care is the basis for her advice, and the reason this book is a perennial best-seller among family physicians. Stuart Green, MSW, MA Director, Behavioral Science Overlook Hospital Summit, NJ
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A must read for every primary care physicianOct 17, 2005
By Peggy Wiedmann Remarkably good methodology for physician patient connection over psychosocial issues in the brief medical visit. Well written w/ easily accessible concepts and lots of examples.
Medical conversations that healJan 08, 2004
By John Clabby, PhD As a medical educator who works with residents, medical students, and other healthcare trainees, I regard this book as a contemporary classic for those who value developing their skills in maximizing the provider-patient relationship. Stuart and Lieberman have combined the best in medicine and psychology to produce a book that not only is an easy read but also includes the evidence that supports the health benefits of engaging patients in healing conversation!