Clinical Psychology : Evolving Theory, Practice, and Research
For Clinical Psychology courses. Bridging the gap between practicing clinicians and researchers, this comprehensive introduction is designed to give students a firm understanding of the basics of clinical psychology. It stresses the importance of theory, quality research, prevention, assessment skills, and clinical abilities in interventions. The authors provide many examples and provocative presentations of issues that engage students in lively and current clinical concerns.
- Paperback | 561 pages
- 193 x 238.8 x 27.9mm | 1,020.59g
- 26 May 2001
- Pearson Education Limited
- Harlow, United Kingdom
- 4th edition
- bibliographical references, index
Back cover copy
Designed to give students a firm understanding of the basics of clinical psychology, this text bridges the gap between practicing clinicians and researchers. It stresses the importance of theory, quality research, prevention, assessment skills, and clinical abilities in interventions. The authors offer solid examples and provocative presentations of issues that engage students in lively and current clinical concerns.
Table of contents
I. INTRODUCTION AND BASIC CONCEPTS. 1. Clinical Psychology: Nature, History, and Neighboring Professions. 2. Useful Ideas about People: Theoretical Perspectives. 3. Helping Without Harming: Designs, Decisions, and Ethics. II. ASSESSMENT, EVALUATION, AND RESEARCH: SKILLS AND ISSUES RELATED TO EFFECTIVE CLINICAL ENDEAVORS. 4. Assessment and Testing: Tools for Gathering Information. 5. Using Assessment Information: Interpretation and Communication. 6. Being Accountable: Research and Evaluation. III. CLINICAL WORK ACROSS THE LIFE-SPAN 7. Introduction to Interventions: Psychotherapy and Counseling. 8. Working with Children: Intervening Across Environments. 9. Working with Adults: Seeking Effective Interventions with Individuals and Groups. 10. Working with Older Adults: Relating Interventions to Aging. 11. Taking the Body into Account: Health Psychology, Neuropsychology, and Medication. IV. CLINICAL WORK IN BROADER CONTEXTS. 12. Forensic Psychology: Applying Psychology in the Legal System. 13. Working with Small Systems: Families and Couples. 14. Prevention: A Goal Throughout Interventions. 15. Working with Larger Systems: Organizations, Communities, and Societal Issues. Epilogue.
"I think this is only text of this type to be as concerned with ethnic and multicultural issues to this extent."-Martin Zelin, Tufts University "The coverage of assessment and treatment with children, adults, and older adults across chapters offers a rich perspective in which to view the special issues with these varying populations."- Debra A. Hope, University of Nebraska-Lincoln