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Clinical Psychology

2nd Edition

Edited by Graham Davey, Nick Lake, Adrian Whittington


312 pages | 18 B/W Illus.

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Clinical Psychology, Second Edition offers a comprehensive and an up-to-date introduction to the field. Written by clinical practitioners and researchers, as well as service users who add their personal stories, the book provides a broad and balanced view of contemporary clinical psychology.

This new edition has been extensively revised throughout and includes a new section on working with people with disabilities and physical health problems. It also includes a new chapter on career choices, and help and advice on how to move forward into clinical psychology training.

The book starts by explaining the core elements of what a clinical psychologist does and the principles of clinical practice, as well as outlining the role of the clinical psychologist within a healthcare team. It goes on to cover issues involved with working with children and families, adult mental health problems, working with people with disabilities and physical health problems, and the use of neuropsychology. The final part of the book explores current professional issues in clinical psychology, the history and future of clinical psychology, and career options.

The integrated and interactive approach, combined with the comprehensive coverage, make this book the ideal companion for undergraduate courses in clinical psychology, and anyone interested in a career in this field. It will also be of interest to anyone who wants to learn more about the work of a clinical psychologist, including other healthcare professionals.


"This text is long overdue in clinical psychology – a book that provides an accessible, informative illustration of the role of a clinical psychologist. Combining personal stories of clinical psychologists and service-users with evidence-based practice, this introductory text achieves the formidable task of providing a complete representation of clinical psychology practice." Kevin Dyer, Queen's University Belfast, UK

Table of Contents

Introduction G. Davey, N. Lake, A. Whittington Section 1: 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 Section 2: Working with Children and Families 4. Working with Children M. John 5. Working with Families G. Lee, R. Singh Section 3: 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 or Complex Trauma M. Crowley, I. Santos Section 4: Working with People with Disabilities and Physical Health Problems 12. Working with People with Intellectual Disabilities J. Burns 13. Working with People with Physical Health Problems A. Busuttil, A. Moulton Perkins, M. Tuite 14. Working with People with Dementia J. Shepard, S. Stapleton, M. Jeal 15. Using Neuropsychology A. Reason, A. Healey, J. Rich Section 5: Current Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology 16. Clinical Psychology: Past, Present, Future A. Whittington, N. Lake 17. Moving Forward into Clinical Psychology C. Strauss, M. John

About the Editors

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

Nick Lake is Senior Clinical Director and a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Adrian Whittington is Director of Education and Training and a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

About the Series

Topics in Applied Psychology

Topics in Applied Psychology offers a range of accessible, integrated texts ideal for courses in applied psychology. Written by leading figures in the field, they provide a comprehensive academic and professional insight into each topic. They incorporate a range of features to bring psychology to life, including case histories, research methods, ethical debate, and learner activities. The series will provide readers with the tools you need to engage with, enjoy and understand your applied psychology discipline, ultimately ensuring confidence and success in exams as well as a comprehensive grounding in the profession.

Learn more about the series from our interview with Graham Davey!

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Applied Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Clinical Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / General