Clinical Psychology book cover

Clinical Psychology

Assessment, Treatment, and Research

This textbook is a graduate-level introduction to the field of clinical psychology. While most textbooks focus on either assessment, treatment, or research, this book covers all three together specifically for the introductory level graduate course. Chapter coverage is diverse and contributors come from both PhD and PsyD programs and a variety of theoretical orientations. Chapter topics cover the major activities of the contemporary clinical psychologist with an introduction focusing on training models. The book has a mentoring style designed to highlight the relevance of the topics discussed to clinicians in training. Assessment and treatment chapters focus on evidence-based practice, comparing and contrasting different options, the basis for clinical choice between them, and efficacy of same.It will also introduce business and ethical aspects of the clinical career that current introductory books do not include, such ethics in assesstment, treatment and research; third party payors; technological developments; dissemination of research findings; cross-cultural issues; and the future of the profession.

Audience
Students in their first year of clinical psychology graduate training.

Hardbound, 576 Pages

Published: September 2008

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-374256-8

Contents

  • Chapter 1: Professional Psychology Education and Training: Models, Sequence, and Current IssuesChapter 2: Ethics in Assessment, Treatment, and ResearchChapter 3: Assessment of Intelligence, Achievement and Adaptive BehaviorChapter 4: Psychological DiagnosisChapter 5: Assessment of PersonalityChapter 6: Behavioral Assessment and Functional AnalysisChapter 7: Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychology AssessmentChapter 8: Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic PsychotherapyChapter 9: Interpersonal PsychotherapyChapter 10: Behavior Therapy and Behavior Analysis: Overview and Third Generation PerspectivesChapter 11: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Breadth, Range, and DiversityChapter 12: Existential and Humanistic PsychotherapiesChapter 13: Child, Family, and Couples TherapyChapter 14: Clinical Health PsychologyChapter 15: Pharmacotherapy and PsychotherapyChapter 16: Empirically Suported Treatments and Comparative Psychotherapy Outcome ResearchChapter 17: Program Evaluation and Clinical InterventionsChapter 18: Diversity Issues in Clinical PsychologyChapter 19: Clinical Psychology PracticeChapter 20: Dissemination of Research FindingsChapter 21: The Future of the Profession

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