Clinical Psychology : Science, Practice, and Culture

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-07-08
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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Updated and expanded and written in an academic yet accessible style, the Second Edition of Clinical Psychology covers all subfields of clinical psychology, including the history and current state of the field, clinical assessment, psychotherapy, ethical and professional issues, and specialized topics such as forensic and health psychology.

Instructors and students are provided with a balanced approach to clinical psychology that communicates sophisticated ideas in a balanced, scholarly, accessible way, and which weaves an appreciation for cultural issues throughout its chapters.

“By using practical examples and blending in current culture and metaphors, Pomerantz brings the profession to life within the chapters. I think students will find the text enjoyable to read.”-Jennifer J. Muehlenkamp, Ph.D., University of North Dakota

Table of Contents

About the Author
Introducing Clinical Psychology
Defining Clinical Psychology
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
Evolution of Clinical Psychology
Origins of the Field
Early Pioneers
Lightner Witmer and the Creation of Clinical Psychology
Development of the Profession
Chapter Summary
Key Terms and Names
Current Controversies in Clinical Psychology
Prescription Privileges
Evidence-Based Treatments/Manualized Therapy
Payment Methods
The Influence of Technology
Chapter Summary
Key Terms and Names
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
Ethical Issues in Clinical Psychology
American Psychological Association Code of Ethics
Informed Consent
Boundaries and Multiple Relationships
Ethics in Clinical Assessment
Ethics in Clinical Research
Contemporary Ethical Issues
Chapter Summary
Key Terms and Names
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
Diagnosis and Classification Issues
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
The Clinical Interview
The Interviewer
Components of the Interview
Pragmatics of the Interview
Types of Interviews
Cultural Components
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Intellectual and Neuropsychological Assessment
Intelligence Testing
Achievement Testing
Neuropsychological Testing
Chapter Summary
Key Terms and Names
Personality Assessment - Behavioral Assessment
Multimethod Assessment
Evidence-Based Assessment
Culturally Competent Assessment
Objective Personality Tests
Projective Personality Tests
Behavioral Assessment
Chapter Summary
Key Terms and Names
General Issues in Psychotherapy
Does Psychotherapy Work?
Efficacy Versus Effectiveness of Psychotherapy
Which Type of Psychotherapy Is Best?
What Types of Psychotherapy Do Clinical Psychologists Practice?
Denise: A Fictional Client to Consider From Multiple Perspectives
Chapter Summary
Key Terms and Names
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Defining Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Goal of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Psychosexual Stages: Clinical Implications
More Contemporary Forms of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Outcome Issues
Chapter Summary
Key Terms and Names
Humanistic Psychotherapy
Humanistic Concepts: Clinical Implications
Goal of Humanistic Psychotherapy
Elements of Humanistic Psychotherapy
Reflection: An Important Therapist Response
Alternatives to Humanism
Outcome Issues
Chapter Summary
Key Terms and Names
Behavioral Psychotherapy
Origins of Behavioral Psychotherapy
Goal of Behavioral Psychotherapy
Two Types of Conditioning
Techniques Based on Classical Conditioning
Techniques Based on Operant Conditioning
Alternatives to Behavior Therapy
Outcome Issues
Chapter Summary
Key Terms and Names
Cognitive Psychotherapy
Goal of Cognitive Therapy
Two Approaches to Cognitive Therapy
Recent Applications of Cognitive Therapy
Outcome Issues
Chapter Summary
Key Terms and Names
Group and Family Therapy
Group Therapy
Family Therapy
Chapter Summary
Key Terms and Names
Special Topics
Clinical Child - Adolescent Psychology
Psychological Issues of Childhood
Assessment of Children and Adolescents
Psychotherapy With Children and Adolescents
Chapter Summary
Key Terms and Names
Health Psychology
Definitions: Health Psychology Versus Behavioral Medicine
Stress and Physical Illness
Stress and Coping
Social Support
Clinical Applications
Cultural Factors in Health Psychology
Chapter Summary
Key Terms and Names
Forensic Psychology
Definition and History
Forensic Activities of Clinical Psychologists
Chapter Summary
Key Terms and Names
Photo Credits
Author Index
Subject Index
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Very Good May 15, 2011
I enjoyed reading the chapters in conjunction with the lectured material in my introductory clinical psychology course primarily because the textbook was able to further delve into the concepts and ideas presented in class. It gives a good overview of topics in clinical psychology. It's a little too simplistic to use for a class, I think. I do find it informative and helpful however, and easy to read. I received my book in excellent condition at a great price! It came sooner than I expected too! I give it 4 stars :)
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