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3rd Edition

The Handbook of Clinical Adult Psychology

ISBN 9781583918661
Published July 17, 2007 by Routledge
924 Pages

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Book Description

This third edition of The Handbook of Clinical Adult Psychology has been thoroughly updated throughout to take account of recent research. As well as updating existing sections, the editors have added sections on problems which are only now showing promise of being amenable to psychological treatment, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, the psychoses and cyclical emotional disorders.

Following the same format as previous editions, the book describes causes, influences and corresponding investigation for each of the main problems that face clinical psychologists, before outlining approaches to evidence-based treatment. Practical guidance is provided on treatments for disorders including depression, sexual dysfunction, psychosis, substance misuse disorders, social phobia and personality disorder.

This comprehensive and thoroughly up-to-date account of current best practice will be invaluable for both trainee and qualified clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and social workers.

Table of Contents

Rachman,  Foreword. Lindsay, Powell, Editors’ Introduction.  Lindsay, Powell, Practical Issues of Investigation in Clinical Psychology.  Lindsay, Powell, An Introduction to Treatment.  de Silva, Obsessions and Compulsions: Investigation.  de Silva, Obsessions and Compulsions: Treatment. Watkins, Depression: Investigation.  Watkins, Bradley, Depression: Treatment.  Lam, Mansell, Bipolar Disorder: Investigation.  Mansell, Lam, Bipolar Disorder: Treatment.  Grey, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder:  Investigation.  Grey, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder:  Treatment. McManus, Hirsch, Social Phobia: Investigation.  Hirsch, McManus, Social Phobia: Treatment.  Lindsay, Panic Disorders:  Investigation.  Lindsay, Panic Disorders:  Treatment.  de Silva, Sexual Dysfunction: Investigation.  de Silva, Sexual Dysfunction: Treatment.  Ridley, Relationship Therapy: Investigation.  Ridley, Relationship Therapy: Treatment.  Peters, Linney, Johns, Kuipers, Psychosis: Investigation.  Johns, Peters, Kuipers, Psychosis: Treatment.  Hayward, Walker, Personality Disorder: Investigation.  Walker, Hayward, Personality Disorder: Treatment.  Gossop, Substance Misuse Disorders: Investigation. Gossop, Substance Misuse Disorders: Treatment.  Woods, Problems in Later Life: Investigation.  Woods, Problems in Later Life: Treatment.  Lake, Lavender, Psychosocial Rehabilitation: Investigation.  Lake, Lavender, Psychosocial Rehabilitation: Intervention.  Hutton, An Introduction to Clinical Health Psychology. Wardle, Chadwick, Disorders of Eating and Weight: Investigation. Chadwick, Wardle, Disorders of Eating and Weight: Treatment.  Wild, Broomfield, Espie, Disorders of Sleep: Investigation.  Broomfield, Wild, Espie, Disorders of Sleep: Treatment.  Williams, Chronic Pain: Investigation.  Williams, Chronic Pain: Psychological Approaches to Management.  Powell, Introduction to Neuropsychology and Neuropsychological Assessment.  Wilson, Neurological Problems: Treatment and Rehabilitation.  Gudjonsson, Psychological Evidence in Court.  Morley, Single-case Methodology in Psychological Therapy.  Yaguez, Canavan, Single-case Methodology in Clinical Neuropsychology.  Dooley, Professional Issues in the New Century: New Demands, New Skills. 

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Stan Lindsay is a senior lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, where he has pursued research on anxiety disorders, behavioural medicine and dentistry.

Graham Powell is in independent professional practice in London, specialising in neuropsychology and forensic psychology and in the design and development of psychological services.


"I hope and expect that the present book will be as successful as the earlier editions and congratulate the Editors, and the contributors, for the continuing excellence of the Handbook." - S. J. Rachman, from the foreword