1st Edition

Essentials of Clinical Psychology An Indian Perspective

By Shashi Mangal, Shubhra Mangal Copyright 2024
    450 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    450 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Essentials of Clinical Psychology: An Indian Perspective offers a comprehensive, user-friendly introduction to the theory and practice of clinical psychology within an Indian cultural, social, and educational context.

    The book starts with an introduction of what Clinical Psychology is and what it looks like in practice, giving a review of its history and contemporary traditions with an essential emphasis on its development from both a global as well as the Indian perspective. The following chapters cover a range of topics such as research methods, mental health and hygiene, and clinical psychology functions and training. The second half of the book then focuses on the classification of mental disorders for knowledge in diagnosing and treating patients, with chapters devoted to the description of various types of behavioral and mental disorders appearing in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Disorders examined include eating disorders, sleep disorders, degenerative disorders, psychotic disorders, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Each chapter ends with chapter summaries, review questions, and recommended readings. Each chapter has its sectionwise summaries and ends with review questions and cited references.

    This textbook will serve as a must-have reference for all undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in Clinical Psychology, as well as for candidates selecting Psychology as their optional paper in competitive examinations. The book is designed according to Indian university course syllabi but also provides a guide to anyone looking to understand the current state of study and practice within Indian Clinical Psychology.

    Preface  About the Authors  1. Clinical Psychology- Meaning, Nature and Scope  2. Clinical Psychologists- Functions and Training  3. Clinical Psychology- Historical Perspectives and Present Position  4. Research and Methods of Investigation in Clinical Psychology  5. Mental Health, Hygiene and Clinical Psychologists  6. Normality and Abnormality of Behaviour  7. Classification of Mental Disorders  8. Psycho-physiological or Psychosomatic Disorders  9. Neuroses or Psychoneurotic Disorders  10. Psychoses of Psychotic Disorders  11. Neuro-Developmental Disorders  12. Disruptive, Impulsive-control and Conduct Disorders  13. Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders  14. Sexual Deviations and Disorders  15. Elimination and Eating Disorders  16. Sleep Disorders  17. Old age or Degenerative Disorders  18. Clinical Assesment (Non-Testing Devices)  19. Clinical Assessment (Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing)  20. Clinical Intervention or Therapeutic Approaches  Bibliography  Index


    S. K. Mangal, PhD (Education), has authored several books including: Advanced Educational Psychology, Emotional Intelligence: Managing Emotions to Win in Life, Research Methodology in Behavioural Sciences, Statistics in Psychology and Education, General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Child Psychology & Development, Sports Psychology, and Essentials of Social Psychology: An Indian Perspective. He has devised a few psychology tools including the Emotional Intelligence Inventory and the Teacher Adjustment Inventory. The areas of his research interest are emotional intelligence and teacher adjustment.

    Shubhra Mangal, PhD (Education), has co-authored and written a number of books related to the pure and applied aspect of the subject of psychology which includes An Introduction to Psychology, Our Life and Psychology, Emotional Intelligence: Managing Emotions to Win in Life, Research Methodology in Behavioural Sciences, Sports Psychology, Child Psychology & Development, and Essentials of Social Psychology. She has devised an emotional intelligence inventory for the measurement of emotional intelligence of schoolteachers. The areas of her research interest are emotional intelligence and teacher education.