Pharmacological Treatment of College Students with Psychological Problems
Edited by Leighton Whitaker, Stewart Cooper
Routledge – 2007 – 298 pages
Get valuable insights into best practices and procedures for treatment Mental health practitioners across the country are increasingly treating students by combining the use of psychotropic medication with psychotherapy. Pharmacological Treatment of College Students with Psychological Problems explores in detail this uncritically accepted exponential expansion of the practice. Leading psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers discuss the crucial questions and problems encountered in this widespread practice, and also present specific and differing models of combined therapy. This book critically examines several of the key issues, practices, and competing perspectives. Professionals working in college mental health are provided with valuable insights into best practices and procedures in split and integrated treatment. Various clinicians beyond the psychiatric field are prescribing psychotropic medications with increasing frequency. Pharmacological Treatment of College Students with Psychological Problems presents a wide range of viewpoints on this issue, offering evidence, arguments, and recommendations to clearly illustrate the need for increased attention to the use of psychotropic medications and show how psychotherapy may be safer and more beneficial. Chapters include discussions on withdrawing from medication successfully, long term perturbation effects, and differing models of combined therapy in practice. This resource is comprehensively referenced. Topics in Pharmacological Treatment of College Students with Psychological Problems include:
Leighton C. Whitaker, PhD, ABPP, is in private practice and editor of numerous journals. He is a Fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment and of the American College Health Association and was chair of the Association’s mental health section. He has been Associate Professor and Director of Adult Psychology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; Professor and Director, University of Massachusetts Mental Health Services; Director of Swarthmore College Psychological Services; and Consultant to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps. Dr. Whitaker holds a BA from Swarthmore College and a PhD from Wayne State University, and is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. His 90 professional publications address clinical and social subjects.
Stewart E. Cooper, PhD, ABPP, is Director of Counseling Services and Professor of Psychology at Valparaiso University. He hold Diplomates from the American Board of Professional Psychology in both Counseling Psychology and Consulting Psychology and is a Fellow of Divisions 17 (Counseling) and 13 (Consulting) of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Cooper’s research has focused on the application of multivariate perspectives and methods in diverse counseling-psychology topics. He has published articles, book chapters, and monographs on prevention, psychometric analysis, substance abuse, dual-career issues, organizational consultation, and sex therapy. Most of this scholarship has been on the college population and college mental health issues. He has authored over 50 articles in scholarly journals.