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Clinical Psychology

  • ID: 4031563
  • Book
  • 632 pages
  • SAGE Publications Ltd
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Up to date with current DSM-5 coverage throughout, the comprehensive, highly-readable Fourth Edition of Clinical Psychology: Science, Practice, and Culture provides students vital exposure to the real-world practice of clinical psychology balanced with the latest research in the field. Throughout the book, author Andrew M. Pomerantz explores clinical assessment, psychotherapy, ethical and professional issues, current controversies, and specialized topics in a scholarly, yet fascinating, easy-to-read style. Value-priced and packed with clinical examples, the Fourth Edition offers more coverage of cultural/diversity issues in clinical psychology than any other text for the course, as well as thorough coverage of recent, prominent developments in psychotherapy and clinical assessment. New topics, new pedagogy, expanded discussions of ethics, and hundreds of new references published since 2014 make this a resource students will keep and refer to throughout their professional lives.

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Preface

About the Author

Part 1: Introducing Clinical Psychology

1. Clinical Psychology: Definition and Training

What Is Clinical Psychology?

Education and Training in Clinical Psychology

Professional Activities and Employment Settings

How Are Clinical Psychologists Different From . . .

Chapter Summary

Key Terms and Names

Critical Thinking Questions

Key Journals

Student Study Site Resources

2. Evolution of Clinical Psychology

Origins of the Field

Early Pioneers

Lightner Witmer and the Creation of Clinical Psychology

Assessment

Psychotherapy

Development of the Profession

Chapter Summary

Key Terms and Names

Critical Thinking Questions

Key Journals

Student Study Site Resources

3. Current Controversies in Clinical Psychology

Prescription Privileges

Evidence-Based Practice/Manualized Therapy

Overexpansion of Mental Disorders

Payment Methods: Third-Party Payment Versus Self-Payment

The Influence of Technology: Cybertherapy and More

Chapter Summary

Key Terms and Names

Critical Thinking Questions

Key Journals

Student Study Site Resources

4. Cultural Issues in Clinical Psychology

The Rise of Multiculturalism in Clinical Psychology

Cultural Competence

Are We All Alike? Or All Different?

What Constitutes a Culture?

Training Psychologists in Cultural Issues

An Example of Culture Influencing the Clinical Context: The Parent–Child Relationship

Chapter Summary

Key Terms and Names

Critical Thinking Questions

Key Journals

Student Study Site Resources

5. Ethical Issues in Clinical Psychology

American Psychological Association Code of Ethics

Confidentiality

Informed Consent

Boundaries and Multiple Relationships

Competence

Ethics in Clinical Assessment

Ethics in Clinical Research

Contemporary Ethical Issues

Chapter Summary

Key Terms and Names

Critical Thinking Questions

Key Journals

Student Study Site Resources

6. Conducting Research in Clinical Psychology

Why Do Clinical Psychologists Do Research?

How Do Clinical Psychologists Do Research?

Ethical Issues in Research in Clinical Psychology

Chapter Summary

Key Terms and Names

Critical Thinking Questions

Key Journals

Student Study Site Resources

Part 2: Assessment

7. Diagnosis and Classification Issues: DSM-5 and More

Defining Normality and Abnormality

Diagnosis and Classification of Mental Disorders: A Brief History

Alternative Directions in Diagnosis and Classification

Chapter Summary

Key Terms and Names

Critical Thinking Questions

Key Journals

Student Study Site Resources

8. The Clinical Interview

The Interviewer

Components of the Interview

Pragmatics of the Interview

Types of Interviews

Cultural Components

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Critical Thinking Questions

Key Journals

Student Study Site Resources

9. Intellectual and Neuropsychological Assessment

Intelligence Testing

Achievement Testing

Neuropsychological Testing

Chapter Summary

Key Terms and Names

Critical Thinking Questions

Key Journals

Student Study Site Resources

10. Personality Assessment and Behavioral Assessment

Multimethod Assessment

Evidence-Based Assessment

Culturally Competent Assessment

Objective Personality Tests

Projective Personality Tests

Behavioral Assessment

Chapter Summary

Key Terms and Names

Critical Thinking Questions

Key Journals

Student Study Site Resources

Part 3: Psychotherapy

11. General Issues in Psychotherapy

Does Psychotherapy Work?

Efficacy Versus Effectiveness of Psychotherapy

Which Type of Psyc
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Andrew M. Pomerantz - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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