Practical Guidance for Clinical Decision Making
Rochelle I. Frank, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in Oakland, CA, where she maintains a private practice providing psychotherapy, professional consultation, supervision, and training workshops. She is also an assistant clinical professor in the clinical science program at the University of California, Berkeley. Frank has over twenty-five years of clinical experience in outpatient, inpatient, and residential settings, and specializes in the treatment of severe mood disorders, borderline personality disorder, and trauma and dissociative disorders. She is past president of the Alameda County Psychological Association, and served on the faculty of the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine and several Bay Area clinical psychology graduate programs. Previously, she was a clinical director with the San Francisco Department of Public Health, where she contributed to the development and implementation of behavioral health care policies, procedures, and training curricula throughout county mental health programs. Joan Davidson, PhD, is codirector and founding partner of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy and assistant clinical professor in the clinical science program at the University of California, Berkeley. For over twenty years she has worked as a cognitive behavioral clinician specializing in the treatment of adults with mood and anxiety disorders. In addition, she teaches, writes, and provides clinical consultation and supervision to students and licensed professionals. Davidson is Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and an Academy of Cognitive Therapy Certified Trainer/Consultant. She is the author of Daring to Challenge OCD: Overcome Your Fear of Treatment and Take Control of Your Life using Exposure and Response Prevention (New Harbinger, 2014) and coauthor of The Essential Components of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Depression (American Psychological Association, 2001) and videotape series of the same name. Foreword writer Jacqueline B. Persons, PhD, is director of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Science Center and a clinical professor in the department of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. Persons is the author of three books, including The Case Formulation Approach to Cognitive-Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Therapy in Practice: A Case Formulation Approach. She is past president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology.