The Clinical Assessment Workbook Balancing Strengths and Differential Diagnosis by Elizabeth Cheney Pomeroy, Kathryn Wambach


The Clinical Assessment Workbook Balancing Strengths and Differential Diagnosis by Elizabeth Cheney Pomeroy, Kathryn Wambach

The purpose of this workbook is to facilitate student's understanding of the DSM IV and other texts related to the diagnoses of mental disorders. It is designed to enhance the student's ability to assess clients' strengths and to diagnose any emotional difficulties the client may be experiencing. It will provide students with the opportunity to practice their assessment skills in a classroom environment prior to entering the field as a mental health professional. Students will not only learn the various diagnostic categories of the DSM IV but also how to apply these categories to clients they will be seeing in practice. It will aid students in understanding dual diagnoses, symptom formulation, and the overlap between diagnostic categories.


1. Introduction. 2. Infant, Childhood and Adolescent Disorders. 3. Cognitive Disorders and Neurological Disorders Due to a Medical Condition. 4. Alcohol and Drug-Related Disorders. 5. Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses. 6. Disorders Related to Emotional State or Mood. 7. Anxiety Disorders. 8. Somatoform and Factitious Disorders. 9. Disorders of Dissociation. 10. Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders. 11. Eating Disorders. 12. Sleep-Related Disorders. 13. Impulse-Control Disorders Not Elsewhere Classified. 14. Personality Disorders. 15. Adjustment Disorders and V-Codes. 16. Additional Cases for Assessment.

About the Author

Elizabeth Pomeroy earned a B.A. at the University of North Carolina-Asheville, an M.S.W. at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Austin. With more than 20 years of experience, Pomeroy's current teaching and research interests include clinical social work courses with a focus on mental health, health and children, and families; HIV/AIDS interventions; crime victims; interventions for offenders in the criminal justice system; and clinical social work group interventions for children, adults, and families. Kathryn G. Wambach, Ph.D., A.C.S.W., received her Master's degree in Social Work from Florida State University in 1980. She worked in publicly funded mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities for approximately 20 years focusing primarily on crisis and emergency services. She received her Ph.D. in Social Work in 1992 from Florida State University. After that time, she was on faculty at the University of Texas at Austin teaching primarily in the clinical concentration. She was the former Director of the BSW Program. Her research interests were focused on the effectiveness of mental health and substance abuse interventions with high-risk populations including juvenile offenders and persons with serious and persistent mental illnesses.

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400 pages


Elizabeth Cheney Pomeroy, Kathryn Wambach
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Publication date

9th November 2002



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