Clinical Psychology Concepts, Methods, and Profession (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/18/2001
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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In this new edition, co-author, Timothy Trull, a specialist in psychopathology, clinical assessment, and personality disorders, has put together a major revision of this best-selling text. As this edition's new lead author, Trull has enhanced the book's readability, modernized its content, condensed and brightened its presentation, and added significant new material. In addition to a thoroughly updated discussion of clinical psychology, this edition sharpens its focus on empirically validated treatments and managed health care and offers increased coverage of culture and gender diversity in theory, research and practice.

Table of Contents

1. Clinical Psychology: An Introduction
What is Clinical Psychology? Closely-Related Mental Health Professions
The Clinical Psychologist
Training: Toward a Clinical Identity
Admission to Graduate Programs
A Profession in Movement
A Tolerance for Ambiguity and a Thirst for New Knowledge
2. Historical Overview Of Clinical Psychology
Historical Roots
Diagnosis and Assessment
The Profession
3. Current Issues In Clinical Psychology
Models of Training in Clinical Psychology
Professional Regulation
Private Practice
Independence and Economics
The Health Care Revolution
Prescription Privileges
Culturally Sensitive Mental Health Services
Ethical Standards
4. Research Methods In Clinical Psychology
Introduction to Research
Statistical versus Practical Significance
Research and Ethics
5. Diagnosis And Classification Of Psychological Problems
What is Abnormal Behavior? Mental Illness
General Issues in Classification
Other Classification Systems
Causes of Abnormal Behavior and Mental Illness
6. The Assessment Interview
Assessment in Clinical Psychology
Varieties of Interviews
Reliability and Validity of Interviews
The Art and Science of Interviewing
7. The Assessment Of Intelligence
Intelligence Testing: Yesterday and Today
The Concept of Intelligence
The IQ, Its Meaning and Its Correlates
The Clinical Assessment of Intelligence
8. Personality Assessment
Objective Tests
Projective Tests
Illusory Correlation
Incremental Utility
The Use and Abuse of Testing
9. Behavioral Assessment
The Behavioral Tradition
Observation Methods
Role-Playing Methods
Inventories and Checklists
Cognitive Behavioral Assessment
Concluding Comments
10. Clinical Judgment
Process and Accuracy
Improving Judgment and Interpretation
Communication: The Clinical Report
11. Psychological Interventions
Features Common to Many Therapies
Nature of Specific Therapeutic Variables
Course of Clinical Intervention
Psychotherapy Research
Some General Conclusions
12. Psychotherapy: The Psychodynamic Perspective
Psychoanalysis: The Beginnings
Techniques of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Psychoanalytic Alternatives
Summary Evaluation of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
13. Psychotherapy: Phenomenological And Humanistic-Existential Perspectives
Client-Centered Therapy
The Humanistic-Existential Movement
Evaluation of Phenomenological and Humanistic-Existential Therapies
14. Psychotherapy: Behavioral And Cognitive-Behavioral Perspectives
Origins of the Behavioral Approach
Traditional Techniques of Behavior Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
An Evaluation of Behavior Therapy
15. Group Therapy, Family Therapy, And Couples Therapy
Group Therapy
Family Therapy and Couples Therapy
16. Community Psychology
Perspectives and History
Key Concepts
Methods of Intervention and Change
Concluding Comments
17. Health Psychology And Behavioral Medicine
History and Perspectives
Methods of Intervention
Prevention of Health Problems
Other Applications
Health Psychology: Prospects for the Future
18. Neuropsychology
Perspectives and History
The Brain: Structure, Function, and Impairment
Methods of Neuropsychological Assessment
Intervention and Rehabilitation
Concluding Remarks
19. Forensic Psychology
Perspective and History
Some Major Activities of Forensic Psychologists
20. Pediatric And Clinical Child Psychology
Definitions, History, and Perspectives
Major Activities
The Future of Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology
Appendix Web Sites Of Interest
Name Index
Subject Major

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