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    DescriptionThis is the first major text designed to help professionals and students evaluate the merits of popular yet controversial practices in clinical psychology, differentiating those that can stand up to the rigors of science from those that cannot. Leading researchers review widely used therapies for alcoholism, infantile autism, ADHD, and posttraumatic stress disorder; herbal remedies for depression and anxiety; suggestive techniques for memory recovery; and self-help models. Other topics covered include issues surrounding psychological expert testimony, the uses of projective assessment techniques, and unanswered questions about dissociative identity disorder. Providing knowledge to guide truly accountable mental health practice, the volume also imparts critical skills for designing and evaluating psychological research programs.


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    Title
    Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Scott O. Lilienfeld, Edited by Steven Jay Lynn, Edited by Jeffrey M. Lohr, Foreword by Carol Tavris
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 474
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 699 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781593850708
    ISBN 10: 1593850700
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.4
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25350
    DC22: 616.89
    B&T General Subject: 670
    BIC subject category V2: MMJ
    B&T Merchandise Category: MAJ
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: PSY007000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: MQU
    DC22: 616.8'9
    LC classification: RC475 .S354 2004
    Thema V1.0: MKM, MQU
    Publisher
    Guilford Publications
    Imprint name
    Guilford Publications
    Publication date
    09 December 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Scott O. Lilienfeld, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at Emory University, USA Steven Jay Lynn, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York at Binghamton, USA Jeffrey M. Lohr, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, USA
    Review quote
    This unique and timely book may avert the advent of the Dark Ages into which the discipline of psychotherapy seems to be heading. By clearly articulating the fundamental differences between 'science' and 'pseudoscience', it forewarns that anecdotes are not evidence, and demonstrates how to separate fact from conjecture. I cannot think of anyone who would not benefit from a thorough perusal of its contents, but it is particularly essential reading for those conducting any form of counseling or psychotherapy. - Arnold A. Lazarus, Rutgers University
    Table of contents
    Lilienfeld, Lynn, Lohr, Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology: Initial Thoughts, Reflections, and Considerations. Part 1: Controversies in Assessment and Diagnosis. Garb, Boyle, Understanding Why Some Clinicians Use Pseudoscientific Methods: Findings from Research on Clinical Judgment. Hunsley, Lee, Wood, Controversial and Questionable Assessment Techniques. McCann, Shindler, Hammond, The Science and Pseudoscience of Expert Testimony. Lilienfeld, Lynn, Dissociative Identity Disorder: Multiple Personalities, Multiple Controversies. Part 2: General Controversies in Psychotherapy. Garske, Anderson, Toward a Science of Psychotherapy Research: Present States and Evaluation. Singer, Nievod, New Age Therapies. Lynn, Lock, Loftus, Krackow, Lilienfeld, The Remembrance of Things Past: Problematic Memory Recovery Techniques in Psychotherapy. Part 3: Controversies in the Treatment of Specific Adult Disorders. Lohr, Hooke, Gist, Tolin, Novel and Controversial Treatments for Trauma-Related Stress Disorders. MacKillop, Lisman, Weinstein, Rosenbaum, Controversial Treatments for Alcoholism. Walach, Kirsch, Herbal Treatments and Antidepressant Medication: Similar Data, Divergent Conclusions. Part 4: Controversies in the Treatment of Specific Child Disorders. Waschbusch, Hill, Empirically Supported, Promising, and Unsupported Treatments for Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Romancyck, Arnstein, Soorya, Gillis, The Myriad Controversial Treatments for Autism: A Critical Evaluation of Efficacy. Part 5: Controversies Regarding Self-Help and the Media. Rosen, Glasgow, Moore, Self-Help Therapy: The Science and Business of Giving Psychology Away. Wilson, Commercializing Mental Health Issues: Entertainment, Advertising, and Psychological Advice. Lilienfeld, Lynn, Lohr, Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology: Concluding Thoughts and Constructive Remedies.