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Principle-Based Stepped Care and Brief Psychotherapy for Integrated Care Settings

  • Alexandros Maragakis
  • William T. O'Donohue

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Allen C. Sherman, Amy Hufsteader, Stephanie Simonton-Atchley
    Pages 17-28
  3. John M. Ray, Michael A. Cucciare
    Pages 29-40
  4. Steven G. Little, Margaret T. Gopaul, Angeleque Akin-Little
    Pages 41-52
  5. Melissa L. González, Thomas D. Mulderink, Peter A. Girolami
    Pages 53-64
  6. Martha Zimmermann, Anthony Papa
    Pages 65-76
  7. Eamonn Arble, Laura Krasean
    Pages 77-87
  8. Kate Happel Krautbauer, Claudia Drossel
    Pages 89-97
  9. Brittany R. Patterson, Brittany M. Hayden
    Pages 99-112
  10. Stefanie Poehacker, Megha Garg, Claudia Drossel
    Pages 113-128
  11. Melanie P. Duckworth, Tony Iezzi, Gwendolyn C. Carlson
    Pages 129-142
  12. Melissa Castle Heatly, Phyllis Lee
    Pages 143-154
  13. Cindy W. Mikeal, J. Arthur Gillaspy Jr.
    Pages 155-168
  14. David E. Bauman, Bridget R. Beachy, Stacy A. Ogbeide
    Pages 169-181
  15. Sarah L. Russell, Carol B. Peterson, Ann F. Haynos
    Pages 183-191
  16. Stu Law, Mark Malady, Tom Buqo, Larry Williams
    Pages 193-201
  17. Eddie C. Erazo, Holly Hazlett-Stevens
    Pages 203-213
  18. C. W. Ong, E. B. Lee, M. P. Twohig
    Pages 215-221

About this book


This timely volume provides the practitioner with evidence based treatments for many of the clinical problems encountered in integrated care.  It applies the core concepts of stepped care to integrating brief mental health interventions as a way to address ongoing problems in the modern healthcare landscape. It sets out in depth the state of the healthcare crisis in terms of costs, staffing and training issues, integration logistics and management, system culture, and a variety of clinical considerations. Central to the book is a best-practice template for providing behavioral stepped care in medical settings, including screening and assessment, levels of intervention and treatment, referrals, and collaboration with primary care and other specialties. Using this format, contributors detail specific challenges of and science-based interventions for a diverse range of common conditions and issues, including:

  •          Depression.
  •          Anxiety disorders.
  •          Adherence to chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder management.
  •          Alcohol and other substance misuse.
  •          Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
  •          Chronic pain.
  •          Neurocognitive disorders.
  •         Paraphilias: problematic sexual interests.[WU3] 
  •         Sexual abuse and PTSD in children.

A solid roadmap for widescale reform, Principle-Based Stepped Care and Brief Psychotherapy for Integrated Care Settings is deeply informative reading for health psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and clinical psychologists. It also clarifies the research agenda for those seeking improvements in healthcare quality and delivery and patient satisfaction.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Alexandros Maragakis
    • 1
  • William T. O'Donohue
    • 2
  1. 1.Eastern Michigan UniversityYpsilantiUSA
  2. 2.Department of Clinical PsychologyUniversity of NevadaRenoUSA

About the editors

Alexandros Maragakis, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at the Eastern Michigan University, with a particular interest in integrated care treatment delivery and training.  He has provided direct service to clients and consultation in implementing integrated health care and quality improvement principles within community health centers. He has published numerous articles and book chapters in regards to integrated care treatment delivery and outcomes in various settings, including Integrated Primary and Behavioral Care (Springer, 2015) and Quality Improvement in Behavioral Health (Springer, 2016).

William O’Donohue, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and a professor of psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno, and an adjunct professor in the department of philosophy and a faculty member of the National Judicial College. He has published over 70 books, and 150 journal articles and book chapters. He holds advanced degrees both in philosophy and psychology. For the past 14 years, he has been director of a free clinic that treats children who have been sexually abused and adults who have been sexually assaulted.

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“This book explores brief mental health treatment within integrated health settings for various problems such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, chronic pain, and sexual abuse in children. … The intended audience includes health psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and clinical psychologists. … This useful book provides short-term psychological interventions for 39 different problems/conditions.” (Gary B. Kaniuk, Doody's Book Reviews, May, 2018)