Contemporary Clinical Psychology, 3rd Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/1/2010
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Contemporary Clinical Psychology, Third Edition introduces students to this fascinating profession from an integrative, biopsychosocial perspective. Thoroughly updated to include the latest information on topics central to the field, this innovative approach to studying clinical psychology delivers an engaging overview of the roles and responsibilities of today's clinical psychologists that is designed to inform and spark interest in a future career in this dynamic field. Highlighting evidence-based therapies, multiple case studies round out the portrayal of clinical practice. Designed for graduate and undergraduate students in introductory clinical psychology courses.

Author Biography

THOMAS G. PLANTE, PhD, ABPP, professor of psychology at Santa Clara University and adjunct professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, has written or edited twelve books and has published over 150 journal articles and book chapters. He maintains a private clinical practice as a licensed psychologist in Menlo Park, CA.

Table of Contents

Foundations and Fundamentals
What Is Contemporary Clinical Psychology?
Foundations and Early History of Clinical Psychology
Recent History of Clinical Psychology
Research: Design and Outcome
The Major Theoretical Models: Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Humanistic, and Family Systems
Integrative and Biopsychosocial Approaches in Contemporary Clinical Psychology
Roles and Responsibilities
Contemporary Psychological Assessment I: Interviewing and Observing Behavior
Contemporary Psychological Assessment II: Cognitive and Personality Assessment
Psychotherapeutic Interventions
Psychotherapeutic Issues
Areas of Specialization
Consultative, Teaching, and Administrative Roles
Ethical Standards
Where Is Clinical Psychology Going and Should I Go with It?
Current and Future Trends and Challenges
Becoming a Clinical Psychologist: A Road Map
Appendix: Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct 2002
Author Index
Subject Index
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