Applied Psychology: Current Issues and New Directions

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Rowan Bayne, Ian Horton
SAGE, Apr 24, 2003 - Psychology - 264 pages
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`This is a competently edited, reader-friendly publication which fills a previously empty niche in the market. Every applied psychologist should have a copy well within arm's length' - British Journal of Educational Psychology

Applied Psychology: Current Issues and New Directions

is an exciting new textbook and a perfect resource for students taking either a focussed degree in applied psychology or a module as part of a wider psychology degree program. Given its breadth of coverage it should also be essential background reading on courses looking in depth at one of the many areas of professional psychological practice.

The book is divided into two parts. In Part One, the book reviews the traditional branches of applied psychology (i.e. clinical, educational and occupational psychology); some relative newcomers (counselling psychology, forensic and health psychology); and some less obvious areas (careers guidance, counselling, academia) addressing such issues as training, future trends and developments within each field. Part Two offers discussion of more generic issues facing professional psychologists including the role of research and evidence-based practice in everyday work; trends in higher education; and continuing professional development. The book concludes with a `Round-Table' discussion involving leading psychologists commenting on trends and new directions in their respective fields.

Key features of this book:

- Consistently pedagogical throughout - chapter summaries, questions for reflection and discussion and annotated further reading in every chapter

- Comprehensive coverage - all areas of applied psychology included

- Related to the `real world' - by reviewing the issues and offering practical advice, this text should help prospective applied psychologists make informed decisions about their careers.


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1 Clinical Psychology
2 Educational Psychology
3 Occupational and Organizational Psychology
4 Counselling Psychology
5 Forensic Psychology
6 Health Psychology
7 Careers Guidance
8 Counselling
The Ubiquitous Handmaiden of Professionalism
Rethinking the Relationship between Research Theory and Practice
Feminist and Critical Debates in Applied Contexts
13 The Higher Education Context
A Roundtable

9 The Professional Academic

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About the author (2003)

PAULA NICOLSON is Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Sheffield. ROWAN BAYNE is Professor of Psychology at University of East London. JENNY OWEN is Lecturer in Health Studies at the University of Sheffield.

Ian Horton is a Principal Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy and Course Director of the Diploma/MA in Therapeutic Counselling/Psychotherapy at the University of East London. He is an Accredited Counsellor and Fellow of the BAC.Ved Varma is now retired. He worked as an educational psychologist at the Tavistock Clinic, London.CONTRIBUTORSJudith Baron British Association of Counselling RugbyRowan Bayne University of East LondonMichael Carroll Private PracticeCassie Cooper University of WestminsterJoyce Cramond Private PracticeSimon du Plock Regents College LondonZack Eleftheriadou Private PracticeColin Feltham Hallam University SheffieldHazel Johns University of BristolAlan Lidmila Private PracticeJohn McLeod Keele UniversityAlex McGuire Private PracticeBrian Thorne University of East AngliaEmmy van Deurzen Schiller University LondonSue Wheeler University of Birmingham

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