This introductory textbook gives students an appreciation of the field of clinical psychology as an applied science by teaching them the history and future of the field as well as ethical dilemmas facing psychologists today.
It is organized around four key themes:
• Science: the text analyzes and critiques research and practice in clinical psychology from a scientific perspective.
• Controversies: the text examines the conflict and controversies that continue to shape the discipline of Psychology.
• Currency: the text surveys the field of contemporary clinical psychology.
• Ethics: the text discusses ethical dilemmas faced by clinical psychologists in every chapter.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction and Foundations 2. History and Recent Developments 3. Psychological Models in Clinical Psychology 4. Biological Models in Clinical Psychology 5. General Issues in Psychological Assessment 6. Clinical Interviewing 7. Intellectual and Educational Assessment 8. Personality Assessment 9. Behavioral Assessment 10. Psychotherapy: Research Issues and Efficacy 11.Psychodynamic Psychotherapy 12. Humanistic, Experimental, and Family Therapies 13. Cognitive Behavioral Interventions 14. Clinical Neuropsychology 15. Clinical Health Psychology 16. Forensic Psychology Epilogue: Conclusion and Future Directions Appendix A: American Psychological Associations Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct Appendix B: A Review of Statistical and Psychometric Concepts
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