Abnormal Psychology: Contrasting Perspectives

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Macmillan Education UK, Oct 8, 2018 - Psychology - 700 pages

This groundbreaking core textbook offers a comprehensive overview of different approaches to the assessment and treatment of psychological disorders. The book retains important diagnostic perspectives, including the DSM-5, ICD-10, ICD-11 and PDM, but also widens the scope of coverage beyond mainstream psychiatric models to include psychological, biological, historical, sociocultural and therapeutic approaches. Contemporary and well-balanced, this book provides an even-handed and holistic foundation, allowing students to develop a strong critical mindset while retaining a robust research-driven orientation.

This book is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduates students on abnormal psychology, psychopathology, mental health or clinical psychology modules.

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About the author (2018)

Jonathan D. Raskin is professor and chair of psychology at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where he teaches in the psychology undergraduate and counseling graduate programs. His research focuses on constructive meaning-based approaches in psychology and counseling, especially their applications to understanding abnormality and psychotherapy. Dr. Raskin is licensed as a psychologist in New York, where he maintains a small private practice. A fellow of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Raskin has received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and the SUNY Research Foundation Research and Scholarship Award.

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