Current Topics in Clinical and Community Psychology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121535032, 9781483217413

Current Topics in Clinical and Community Psychology

1st Edition

Volume 3

Editors: Charles D. Spielberger
eBook ISBN: 9781483217413
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1971
Page Count: 232
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Current Topics in Clinical and Community Psychology, Volume 3 covers new approaches to the treatment of emotional disorders. The book discusses the use of imagery, fantasy, and daydream techniques in psychotherapy; the psychosocial-behavioral model for therapeutic intervention; and theory and research on family therapy. The text describes the use of information feedback as a method of clinical intervention and consultation; the need for psychologists who work with minority groups (i.e. black community); as well as the epidemiology and prognosis of psychiatric disorders in the naval service. Community psychologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and students taking related courses will find the book useful.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Contents of Other Volumes

Imagery and Daydream Techniques Employed in Psychotherapy: Some Practical and Theoretical Implications

I. Introduction

II. The Range of Imagery Usage in Psychotherapy

III. Imagery in the Behavior Therapies

IV. Theoretical Implications of Imagery and Fantasy Techniques


A Psychosocial-Behavioral Model for Therapeutic Intervention

I. Introduction

II. A Psychosocial-Behavioral Model

III. Attitude Therapy Programs

IV. The Geriatric Reality Orientation Program

V. The Anti-Depressive Program

VI. The Assessment of Treatment Programs

VII. Applicability of the Psychosocial-Behavioral Model

VIII. Summary


Family Therapy: Research and Theory

I. Introduction

II. Research in Family Therapy

III. Relevant Research Variables in Family Therapy

IV. Does Family Therapy Work

V. Who Should Do Family Therapy


Information Feedback as a Method of Clinical Intervention and Consultation

I. Introduction

II. Design of the Demonstration Project

III. Information Feedback as a Method of Clinical Intervention

IV. Preliminary Results

V. Conceptual Background

VI. Implications


Psychologists, Psychology, and the Black Community

I. Psychological Science and the Black Community

II. Community Psychology in the Ghetto

III. The Black Ethic as a Psychosocial Model for Social Competence

IV. A Note on the Promise of Community Psychology

V. Conclusions


Epidemiology and Prognosis of Psychiatric Disorders in the Naval Service

I. The Epidemiology of Psychiatric Disorders in the Naval Service

II. Prognosis in Navy Psychiatric Disorders

III. Summary


Author Index

Subject Index


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Charles D. Spielberger

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