Clinical Psychology: An Introduction

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Routledge, 2012 - Psychology - 395 pages

Clinical Psychology is for students studying clinical psychology as part of an undergraduate programme in psychology, nursing, sociology or social and behavioural sciences. Undergraduate students who wish to know if postgraduate study in clinical psychology would be of interest to them will find this book particularly useful.

The book will inform students about:

  • the profession of clinical psychology
  • how to get onto a clinical psychology postgraduate training programme
  • the way clinical psychologists work with children, adolescents and adults with common psychological problems
  • the main models of practice used by clinical psychologists, and
  • the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of psychological interventions.

There is a focus on both clinical case studies and relevant research, and the book includes summaries, revision questions, advice on further reading and a glossaryof key terms, all of which make it an excellent student-friendly introduction to an exceptionally interesting subject.

 

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Contents

1 What is clinical psychology?
1
2 Childhood behaviour disorders
35
3 Eating disorders
73
4 Drug misuse
95
5 Anxiety disorders
126
6 Depression
167
7 Schizophrenia
207
8 Personality disorders
247
9 Models that influence the practice of clinical psychology
291
10 Effectiveness of psychological therapies
310
Glossary
330
References
342
Index
387
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About the author (2012)

Alan Carr is director of clinical psychology training at University College Dublin and has a clinical practice at the Clanwilliam Institute, Dublin. He has produced over 20 volumes and 200 papers and presentations in the areas of clinical psychology, family therapy and positive psychology. His books include the Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology, the Handbook of Adult Clinical Psychology, the Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Clinical Psychology Practice and What Works with Children, Adolescents and Adults? A Review of Research on the Effectiveness of Psychotherapy, and Positive Psychology. He has worked in the fields of clinical psychology and family therapy in the UK, Ireland and Canada.

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