Clinical Psychology in Action

Clinical Psychology in Action

A Collection of Case Studies

1st Edition - June 1, 1988

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  • Editors: Jenny West, Penny Spinks
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483183541

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Clinical Psychology in Action: A collection of case studies illustrates the range and diversity of modern clinical psychology practice, gives discussion material for students and practitioners of psychological therapy, and provides case materials for students of abnormal psychology. The book is composed of 5 sections. Part 1 deals in the field of adult mental health, particularly the elderly. Part 2 contains cases of children and adolescents and their families. The third part describes work with the mentally handicapped. Part 4 presents work by clinical psychologists in medical settings such as neurological, orthopedic, rehabilitation, surgical, medical and primary care settings. The last part describes developments in clinical psychology practice in the area of service development and organizational planning. The book will be of value to clinical psychologists, students, and teachers of psychology.

Table of Contents

  • Preface



    Part 1 Work in Adult Mental Health Settings


    1 Barbara and Simon: Conjoint Cognitive Therapy in the Treatment of Depression

    2 Susan: Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Bulimia

    3 Mrs Ahmed: An Eclectic Approach to Psychotherapy

    4 Mrs James: Treating Agoraphobia

    5 Phil: A Shoplifter with Compulsive Problems

    6 Norman: Convergence of Physical, Social and Psychological Problems

    7 Carol: Stopping Smoking in a Group

    8 A Social Skills Group: Five Years of Follow-up

    9 Albert: Treatment of Fear of Fecal Incontinence

    10 Mrs Edwards: The Interaction of Physical Illness and Family Pathology

    11 Brian: Living with Schizophrenia in the Community

    12 Lilac Ward: Staff Training in a Rehabilitation Setting

    Part 2 Working With Children and Adolescents


    13 Tom: Sex Role and Expectations

    14 Keith: The Custard Pie Phobic

    15 Christopher: Support for a Dying Child and his Family

    16 David Adams: Family Therapy Using a Systems Approach

    17 Preparing Children for Painful Hospital Procedures: Action Research

    18 Steven: Psychological Support to a Long-Term Social Services Client

    19 Lulu: The Treatment of Chronic Solvent Abuse by an Adolescent

    20 Charlotte: Therapy with an Adolescent Using a Personal Construct Approach

    21 Katie: Trichotillomania in an Adolescent Girl

    Part 3 Working with People with Mental Handicaps


    22 John: Treating Stereotyped Behaviors

    23 Martin: Using Microelectronic Technology with a Profoundly and Multiply Handicapped Child

    24 Mary: Progress in Socialization

    25 Charles: Meeting Extraordinary Needs in an Ordinary House

    26 Helping Molly and Her Family

    27 Sex Education for People with Mental Handicaps: A Staff Training Package

    Part 4 Work in Medical Settings


    28 Mr Watkins: Investigation of a Head Injury

    29 Mr Wood: The Effect of Practice on Naming in Aphasia

    30 Sarah: Remediation of Apraxia Following an Anesthetic Accident

    31 Catherine: Biofeedback Treatment of Recurrent Shoulder Dislocation

    32 Neil: Learning to Live with Pain

    33 Mrs Ellis: Frequent Attendance and Anxiety in a Primary Care Setting

    34 Stress Management in the Treatment of Angina

    35 Derek: Anxiety Management in a General Hospital Surgical Setting

    36 Janet: Psychosexual Problems following Radical Surgery for Genital Cancer

    37 Planning Psychological Care in a Burns Unit

    38 Training for Health Visitors

    Part 5 Service Development and Working with Organizations


    39 Caring, Professionalism and Management: Using what is Already Happening to Help Norcroft Hospital Change

    40 Goal-Oriented Planning with Clients in Torbridge Social Services Department

    41 Developing a Psychogeriatric Day Hospital

    42 Systems Change in a Home for Old People

    43 Penchester Community Education Project on Solvent Abuse

    44 Glenwood Community Alcohol Team

    45 Fernside District: Service Developments in Mental Handicap




Product details

  • No. of pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1988
  • Published: June 1, 1988
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483183541

About the Editors

Jenny West

Penny Spinks

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