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This authoritative volume gives students and practicing psychotherapists a rich understanding of the connections between psychopathology research and clinical practice. Chapters thoroughly describe the etiology, symptoms and clinical features, course, epidemiology, and associated comorbidities of prevalent psychological disorders. What sets this tightly edited text apart are insightful discussions of how current empirical findings can inform assessment, case formulation, the therapeutic relationship, and intervention strategies (regardless of theoretical orientation). Each chapter is written collaboratively by leading psychopathology and psychotherapy researchers.
Louis G. Castonguay, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Penn State University. A past president of the North American Society for Psychotherapy Research and the International Society for Psychotherapy Research, Dr. Castonguay is a recipient of the Distinguished Psychologist Award from Division 29 (Psychotherapy) of the American Psychological Association (APA). His research and publications focus on different aspects of the process of change and training, especially in the context of psychotherapy integration. He has conducted studies on the efficacy of new integrative treatments for depression and generalized anxiety disorder, as well as effectiveness research aimed at better understanding and possibly improving psychotherapy as practice in natural settings.
Thomas F. Oltmanns, PhD, is Edgar James Swift Professor of Psychology in Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis, where he is also Director of Clinical Training in Psychology. A past president of the Society for Research in Psychopathology and the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, Dr. Oltmanns is a recipient of the Toy Caldwell-Colbert Award for Distinguished Educator in Clinical Psychology from the Society for Clinical Psychology, Division 12 of the APA. His current research focuses on the trajectory and impact of personality disorders in middle-aged and older adults. His publications include the textbook Abnormal Psychology, now in its seventh edition.
Table of Contents
1. General Issues in Understanding and Treating Psychopathology, Thomas F. Oltmanns and Louis G. Castonguay
2. Depression, Joelle LeMoult, Louis G. Castonguay, Jutta Joormann, and Andrew McAleavey
3. Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Michelle G. Newman, Paul F. Crits-Christoph, and Lauren E. Szkodny
4. Panic and Phobias, Bethany A. Teachman, Marvin R. Goldfried, and Elise M. Clerkin
5. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Jonathan S. Abramowitz and Lynne Siqueland
6. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Richard A. Bryant and Terence M. Keane
7. Eating Disorders, Deborah R. Glasofer, Evelyn Attia, and Kathleen M. Pike
8. Substance Use Disorders, Robert O. Pihl and Sherry H. Stewart
9. Personality Disorders, Jeffrey J. Magnavita, Abigail D. Powers, Jacques P. Barber, and Thomas F. Oltmanns
10. Bipolar Disorder, Sheri L. Johnson, Allison J. Applebaum, and Michael W. Otto
11. The Positive Symptoms of Schizophrenia, Craig Steel and Til Wykes
12. The Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia, Ann M. Kring and David A. Smith
13. Marital and Relational Discord, David A. Sbarra and Mark A. Whisman
14. Psychopathology Research and Clinical Interventions: Broad Conclusions and General Recommendations, Louis G. Castonguay and Thomas F. Oltmanns