Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology : Concepts, Methods and Professions

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The extensively revised third edition of Clinical Psychology contains 160 new references, a new chapter 17 on Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine, and many reorganized and streamlined chapters. This introductory text both explores and evaluates the theories behind professional practice, and the major therapeutic and diagnostic techniques used by clinical psychologists. Separate chapters are devoted to group therapy, behavioural assessment, personality assessment, clinical judgement, psychodynamic theory, the evaluation of therapy methods and report writing. Phares covers the historical roots of clinical psychology and discusses concepts of deviance and personality theory as well. The book contains numerous revised case histories, and excerpts on testing and therapy from actual more

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  • Hardback | 620 pages
  • 171.45 x 241.3 x 31.75mm | 1,119.99g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • CA, United States
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0534107621
  • 9780534107628

Table of contents

Part One: Clinical psychology. Clinical psychology: an introduction. Historical background and current trends: chronology and analysis. The role of personality theory. Approaches to adjustment and deviance. Part Two: Clinical assessment. Assessment: the interview. The assessment of intellectual functions. Personality assessment. Behavioral assessment. Clinical judgement: process, accuracy, and communication. Part Three: Clinical interventions. Therapeutic interventions: an introduction. Psychotherapy: the psychodynamic perspective. Behavior therapy. Psychotherapy: the phenomenological and humanistic-existential perspectives. Group therapy, encounter groups, and family therapy. Psychotherapy and behavior change: the research perspective. Part Four: Expansion and new directions. Community psychology. Health psychology and behavioral medicine. References. more

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