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.

Key Features

* Includes assessment, treatment, and practice issues * Compares and contrasts different therapeutic styles * Exemplifies practical application through case studies * Focuses on evidence-based practice * Orients future clinicians to contemporary issues facing psychological practices


Students in their first year of clinical psychology graduate training.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Professional Psychology Education and Training: Models, Sequence, and Current Issues Chapter 2: Ethics in Assessment, Treatment, and Research Chapter 3: Assessment of Intelligence, Achievement and Adaptive Behavior Chapter 4: Psychological Diagnosis Chapter 5: Assessment of Personality Chapter 6: Behavioral Assessment and Functional Analysis Chapter 7: Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychology Assessment Chapter 8: Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Chapter 9: Interpersonal Psychotherapy Chapter 10: Behavior Therapy and Behavior Analysis: Overview and Third Generation Perspectives Chapter 11: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Breadth, Range, and Diversity Chapter 12: Existential and Humanistic Psychotherapies Chapter 13: Child, Family, and Couples Therapy Chapter 14: Clinical Health Psychology Chapter 15: Pharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy Chapter 16: Empirically Suported Treatments and Comparative Psychotherapy Outcome Research Chapter 17: Program Evaluation and Clinical Interventions Chapter 18: Diversity Issues in Clinical Psychology Chapter 19: Clinical Psychology Practice Chapter 20: Dissemination of Research Findings Chapter 21: The Future of the Profession


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