Contemporary Clinical Psychology, Third Edition introduces students to this fascinating profession from an integrative, biopsychosocial perspective. Thoroughly updated to include the latest information on topics central to the field, this innovative approach to studying clinical psychology delivers an engaging overview of the roles and responsibilities of today's clinical psychologists that is designed to inform and spark interest in a future career in this dynamic field. Highlighting evidence-based therapies, multiple case studies round out the portrayal of clinical practice. Designed for graduate and undergraduate students in introductory clinical psychology courses.
Enjoy a comprehensive and insightful perspective on advanced and foundational topics in clinical psychology with this newly updated resource The newly revised 4th Edition of Contemporary Clinical Psychology delivers a comprehensive and engaging view of the science and practice of clinical psychology. From a variety of different perspectives and in numerous settings, the book presents a realistic survey of the field of clinical psychology, including its history, employment opportunities, significant theoretical underpinnings, practice instructions, and guidelines for how to conduct and interpret research in this rapidly evolving area. Widely recognized author Thomas Plante includes information for specific topics, like the major theoretical models of clinical psychology, as well as general knowledge in this new edition that includes supplemental content like videos and interactive material that will increase student engagement and retention of the subject matter. Alongside chapters on topics including how to conduct contemporary psychological assessments, how to implement psychotherapeutic interventions, and descriptions of consultative, teaching, and administrative roles, Contemporary Clinical Psychology, 4th Edition features: A fully integrative, practical, biopsychosocial approach to upper-level clinical psychology subject matter Brand new and updated student and instructor resources directly integrated into the e-text Supplemental resources like video clips, interactive links, test banks, PowerPoint slides, and an Instructor's Manual Coverage of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5, the most recent testing instruments, and the latest research in evidence-based treatment practices How to conduct research in an era of open access and other changes in research publication Perfect for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in introduction to clinical psychology courses in both university psychology and counseling departments, Contemporary Clinical Psychology, 4th Edition also belongs on the bookshelves of students in free-standing schools of psychology offering PsyD and MA degrees.
Clinical Psychology is a graduate-level introduction to the field of clinical psychology. While most textbooks focus on either assessment, treatment, or research, this textbook 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 the business and ethical aspects of the clinical career that current introductory books do not include, such ethics in assessment, treatment, and research; third party payers; technological developments; dissemination of research findings; cross-cultural issues; and the future of the profession. The text is designed for students in their first year of clinical psychology graduate training. * 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
Uniquely integrative and authoritative, this volume explores how advances in social psychology can deepen understanding and improve treatment of clinical problems. The role of basic psychological processes in mental health and disorder is examined by leading experts in social, clinical, and counseling psychology. Chapters present cutting-edge research on self and identity, self-regulation, interpersonal processes, social cognition, and emotion. The volume identifies specific ways that social psychology concepts, findings, and research methods can inform clinical assessment and diagnosis, as well as the development of effective treatments. Compelling topics include the social psychology of help seeking, therapeutic change, and the therapist–client relationship.
Originally published in 1988, this was the first textbook to review and integrate the cognitive theories underlying the practice of modern clinical psychology. Written in a clear and readable way, it uses many clinical examples to relate the theories to what therapists actually do. It describes the strengths and weaknesses of the theories and develops a common framework drawn from research in social and cognitive psychology to explain the mechanisms of behavioural and cognitive therapy. Among the topics covered are the validity of self-reports; experimental investigations of nonconscious processes; cognitive theories of conditioning; the relation between cognition and emotional disorders such as anxiety and depression; self-esteem and the development of self-schema; self-efficacy; explanation and causal attribution; personal values and goals; self-regulation and the techniques of cognitive therapy. This textbook is designed for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate courses in clinical and abnormal psychology. Its practical focus will also make it of particular interest to practising clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals.
â€œA very readable account; a clearly accessible introduction to the field and to critical issues within it. The particular advantage is that this text is addressed to undergraduates making career choices and provides an informed discussion of key issues.â€ -Kate Briggs, University of West Georgia â€œThe book is well written, easy to understand, and covers all of the necessary topics to gain an appreciation for the field of clinical psychology.â€ -David Topor, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Â â€œThe most impressive aspect of this material is the comprehensive nature of the text. The breadth, clarity, and usefulness of the coverage is first rate.â€ -Alan Whitlock, University of Idaho â€œThis is very balanced in presentation-perhaps the least biased text for clinical psych Iâ€™ve seenâ€ Â Â -Elizabeth E. Seebach, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota "Very user-friendly- more interactive (in terms of thinking questions, ect.) than other similar texts." -Jessica Yokley, University of Pittsburgh This undergraduate core text presents a balanced overview of clinical perspectives with an emphasis on multicultural issues. Academically rigorous but accessible, it covers psychotherapy clinical assessment, ethical and professional issues, and specialized topics such as forensic and health psychology. KEY FEATURES • Includes a full chapter on cultural issues in the introductory section of the book. â€¢ Offers a full chapter on ethical issues in the introductory section of the book. â€¢ Presents a full chapter in which current and controversial topics are discussed from both sides of the debate. â€¢ Integrates discussion of ethical and professional issues throughout the book. â€¢ Incorporates useful pedagogical tools that serve to connect unfamiliar clinical psychology concepts to the everyday life of students. These include a â€œConsidering Cultureâ€ box in each chapter following the chapter on culture, â€œDenise inPsychotherapyâ€ boxes that illustrate how a client would be treated according to various approaches, at least one â€œMetaphorically Speakingâ€ box in most chapters that use metaphors to teach students about new concepts, and end-of-chapter critical thinking questions. AUTHOR-CREATED ANCILLARIES â€¢ An Instructorâ€™s Resource CD-ROM provides PowerPoint slides, a computerized test bank, suggested class activities, sample syllabi, Web and video resources for each chapter of the text. â€¢ A Student Study Site at www.sagepub.com/pomerantzcpstudyÂ offers self-quizzes, e-flashcards, sample case studies, Internet exercises and suggested Web resources, and SAGE journal articles with discussion questions. INTENDED AUDIENCE This balanced text gives upper-level undergraduate or first-year graduate students of Clinical Psychology an extensive review of different clinical approaches as well as a greater level of cultural understanding.
Psychology theme in a set of three volumes is one of a number of many theme subjects covered by the Encyclopedia of Biological, Physiological and Health Sciences, a component of the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty such component Encyclopedias. The three-volume set is organized in seven main areas that try to cover essential information about such this wide and complex field of human knowledge from its neurobiological correlates, to the study of how the human mind imagines and how it produces symbols that guide human behavior, to the most advanced clinical interventions within the psychotherapeutic realm. These three volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs.
Pseudoscience and Deception is a compilation of some of the most eye-opening skeptical articles pertaining to extraordinary claims and pseudoscience. The articles explore paranormal, extraordinary, or fringe-science claims and reveal logical explanations or outline the deceptive tactics involved in convincing the vulnerable. Topics include claims of astrology, psychic ability, alternative medicine, after-death communication, psychotherapy, and pseudoscience. The contributors to this book are among the most accomplished critical thinkers, scientists, and educators in the world and tackle their respective topics from a rational, logical, and skeptical perspective. Most students are seldom excited to study “critical thinking”—with the exception of allegedly paranormal phenomena as the subject matter. Educators must seize this golden opportunity to witness and experience students’ genuine engagement in studying critical thinking.
Hailed by one reviewer as "the bible of the integration movement," the inaugural edition of Handbook of Psychotherapy Integration was the first compilation of the early integrative approaches to therapy. Since its publication psychotherapy integration has grown into a mature, empirically supported, and international movement, and the current edition provides a comprehensive review of what has been done. Reflecting the considerable advances in the field since the previous edition's release in 2005, this third edition of Handbook of Psychotherapy Integration continues to be the state-of-the-art description of psychotherapy integration and its clinical practices by some of its most distinguished proponents. Six chapters new to this edition describe growing areas of psychotherapy research and practice: common factors therapy, principle-based integration, integrative psychotherapy with children, mixing psychotherapy and self-help, integrating research and practice, and international themes. The latter two of these constitute contemporary thrusts in the integration movement: blending research and practice, and recognizing its international nature. Also closely examined are the concepts, history, training, research, global themes, and future of psychotherapy integration. Each chapter includes a new section on cultural considerations, and an emphasis is placed throughout the volume on outcome research. Charting the remarkable evolution of psychotherapy integration itself, the third edition of this Handbook will continue to prove invaluable to practitioners, researchers, and students alike.
Prestigious Canadian author team Strong focus on evidence-based assessment and intervention Lifespan approach International perspective that includes a comparison of Canadian and other healthcare systems Broad approach to diversity issues Large selection of cases Engaging Viewpoint boxes that highlight important debates Interesting Profile boxes that describe clinical psychologists and their profession