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Counseling Types

William T. Garrison, PhD Reviewed 06/2018
 


BASICS

DESCRIPTION

  • Psychotherapeutic and counseling interventions play an important role in the management of chronic and acute-onset diseases and disorders. They are typically the primary initial mode...

TREATMENT

GENERAL MEASURES

There is evidence of a “dose effect” in psychotherapy outcomes research, with some investigators suggesting that 6 to 8 sessions are necessary to yield positive initial effec...

ONGOING CARE

FOLLOW UP RECOMMENDATIONS

Patient Monitoring

There is evidence of a “dose effect” in psychotherapy outcomes research, with some investigators suggesting that 6 to 8 sessions are necessary t...

REFERENCES

1 American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 5th ed. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association; 2013.
2 World Health Organization. The I...

ADDITIONAL READING

  • Bortolotti B, Menchetti M, Bellini F, et al. Psychological interventions for major depression in primary care: a meta-analytic review of randomized controlled trials. Gen Hosp Psych...

CODES

ICD10

  • Z71.9 Counseling, unspecified

  • Z71.89 Other specified counseling

  • Z63.9 Problem related to primary support group, unspecified

ICD9

  • V65.40 Counseling NOS

  • V65.49 Other specified counseling

  • V65.8 Othe...

CLINICAL PEARLS

  • Combined medication and psychotherapeutic treatments in moderate to severe psychological dysfunction are most likely to render positive short-term results and increase the likelihood s...

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