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3rd Edition

Clinical Psychology

ISBN 9780367181017
Published November 30, 2020 by Routledge
360 Pages

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Book Description

Clinical Psychology, Third Edition offers an introduction to clinical psychology as it is operating on the ground – delivering clinical interventions, supervision, consultation, leadership, training and research, in rapidly changing health and care services.

This new edition of Clinical Psychology brings together practitioners, researchers, and people who have used the services of clinical psychologists to explain how clinical psychologists work, the evidence that their work is based on, and how it can change peoples’ lives for the better. The book explains the core principles of clinical practice, as well as outlining the role of a clinical psychologist within a healthcare team. It covers issues involved in working with children and families, adult mental health problems, people with disabilities and physical health issues, and the use of neuropsychology. In this fully revised third edition, every chapter has been brought up to date with developments in research and practice, and chapters have been added regarding the important fields of working with autistic people and working with people in forensic mental health services.

Given the popularity of clinical psychology for many undergraduate and graduate students, the contents of this text have been designed around teaching and learning features that can be used as the basis for an intermediate or advanced-level course that will allow students to learn both breadth and depth about clinical psychology.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

Series Preface G. Davey

Preface G. Davey, N. Lake, A. Whittington

Part I: What is Clinical Psychology?

1. What Does a Clinical Psychologist Do? F. Jones, C. Hartley

2. The Art and Science of Psychological Practice N. Lake, A. Whittington

3. Working in Teams – Different Professions, Different Models of Care and the Role of the Clinical Psychologist P. Casares, N. Lake

Part II: Working with Children and Families

4. Working with Children and Young People M. John

5. Working with Families G. Lee, R. Singh

Part III: Working with Adults in Psychological Difficulty

6. Working with Depression K. Cavanagh, C. Strauss

7. Working with People with Anxiety Disorders A. Moulton-Perkins, A. Whittington, M. Chinery

8. Working with People with Psychosis M. Hayward, S. Meddings, J. Harris

9. Working with People with Personality Disorders B. Solts, R. Harvey

10. Working with People with Eating Disorders R. Pantke, N. Joughin

11. Working with People with PTSD M. Crowley, I. Santos, N. Grey

12. Working with People in Forensic Mental Health Services M. Lawson, L. Minchin

Part IV: Working with People with Disabilities and Physical Health Problems

13. Working with People with Intellectual Disabilities J. Burns

14. Working with Autistic People D. Howard, A. Roberts

15. Working with People with Physical Health Problems A. Busuttil, A. Moulton-Perkins, M. Tuite

16. Working with People with Dementia J. Shepard, S. Stapleton, M. Jeal

17. Working in Neuropsychology A. Reason

Part V: Current Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology

18. Clinical Psychology: Past, Present, Future A. Whittington, N. Lake

19. Moving Forward into Clinical Psychology C. Strauss, M. John


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Graham Davey is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Sussex and former President of the British Psychological Society.

Nick Lake is the Director for Psychology and Psychological Therapies and Director of Clinical Strategy at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. He is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and specialist in veteran mental health services.

Adrian Whittington is National Lead for Psychological Professions at NHS England and Improvement, and Health Education England. He is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist.