Many primary-care physicians experience challenges integrating mental health interventions into patient visits due to time constraints and discomfort with deploying counselling techniques. This book is a one-stop resource that makes psychotherapy from a variety of schools of thought easy to learn and apply. Techniques are trauma-informed and drawn from mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy, mentalization based therapy, interpersonal therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, psychoanalysis, and hypnotherapy.
The techniques are versatile. They can be used to treat many different mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression, substance use, and relationship challenges. The book empowers clinicians to fit the techniques into their preferred appointment lengths.