Contemporary Clinical Psychology

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 20, 2010 - Psychology - 624 pages
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A realistic and contemporary portrayal of the dynamic field of clinical psychology

Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the most current topics professionals will face in clinical practice, the Third Edition takes an integrative biopsychosocial approach throughout and features:

  • New coverage of innovations in psychotherapy and their implications for interventions, changing populations, and assessment

  • Up-to-date discussion of empirically supported treatments, technology-assisted treatments such as Web-based interventions, and new cognitive behavior treatments such as ACT

  • Insights into prevention, ethics, evidence-based treatments, and confidentiality laws and regulations including HIPAA

  • Case studies detailing the theoretical conceptualization, assessment, and treatment of clients

  • Chapter-ending Big Picture synopses and lists of key points and terms, as well as unique Real Students, Real Questions sections featuring actual questions asked by clinical psychology students

  • Firsthand career advice from a diverse group of mental health professionals

  • Current and future trends, plus a step-by-step road map that covers all aspects of becoming a clinical psychologist

This broad-spectrum overview of the art and science of clinical psychology explores many different perspectives in many different settings. Author Thomas Plante draws from his own experience as a practicing clinician and college professor to reveal how science and application function together in the day-to-day practice of psychology.

 

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Contents

PART
1
Foundations and Early History of Clinical
31
The Founding of Clinical Psychology
38
Chapter 3
49
The Rise of Alternatives to the Psychodynamic Approach
56
Nadine J Kaslow
63
Present Status
69
Design and Outcome
73
Clinical Inference and Judgment
237
The Big Picture
244
Chapter 10
279
Is One Type of Therapy Better Than Another?
285
Chapter 11
303
Celeste Experiences Type A Personality and Irritable Bowel
313
Susan SteibePasalich
324
Joseph Experiences Dementia and Depression
331

CrossSectional and Longitudinal Designs
87
Chapter 5
111
Marcia J Wood PhD
128
Real Students Real Questions
134
Chapter 6
135
Biopsychosocial Integration
140
MaryIntegrating Biological Factors
146
Roles and Responsibilities
167
Interviewing
173
Stanley Sue PhD
186
Checklists and Inventories
193
Chapter 8
201
PaulWAISIV Intellectual Assessment
207
Robert Experiences a Head Injury and Resulting Antisocial
219
Martha Experiences Severe Depression and Borderline
231
Austin Experiences Substance Abuse and a Severe Head Injury
337
Chapter 12
345
Consultation with Mental Health Colleagues
355
Teaching in Academic Settings
362
Key Terms
368
The Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
374
Where Is Clinical Psychology Going and Should I Go With It?
407
Aisha Laureen Hamdan
419
Reaching Beyond Mental Health in Contemporary Clinical Psychology
434
Chapter 15
453
Graduate School in Clinical Psychology
460
Postdoctoral Fellowship
466
Is Clinical Psychology Right for Me?
472
of Conduct 2002
487
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THOMAS G. PLANTE, PhD, ABPP, professor of psychology at Santa Clara University and adjunct professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, has written or edited twelve books and has published over 150 journal articles and book chapters. He maintains a private clinical practice as a licensed psychologist in Menlo Park, CA.

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