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Clinical Psychology- Vantage Learning Platform

Clinical Psychology- Vantage Learning Platform
Science, Practice, and Diversity

Sixth Edition

January 2023 | SAGE Publications, Inc

About Clinical Psychology - Vantage Learning Platform, Sixth Edition

An intuitive learning platform you (and your students) will actually love.

Clinical Psychology: Science, Practice, and Diversity, Sixth Edition is offered in Sage Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality Sage textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support.

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Part 1: Introducing Clinical Psychology
Chapter 1: Clinical Psychology
Chapter 2: Evolution of Clinical Psychology
Chapter 3: Current Controversies and Directions in Clinical Psychology
Chapter 4: Diversity and Cultural Issues in Clinical Psychology
Chapter 5: Ethical and Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology
Chapter 6: Conducting Research in Clinical Psychology
Part 2: Assessment
Chapter 7: Diagnosis and Classification Issues: DSM-5, DSM-5-TR, and More
Chapter 8: The Clinical Interview
Chapter 9: Intellectual and Neuropsychological Assessment
Chapter 10: Personality Assessment and Behavioral Assessment
Part 3: Psychotherapy
Chapter 11: General Issues in Psychotherapy
Chapter 12: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Chapter 13: Humanistic Psychotherapy
Chapter 14: Behavior Therapy
Chapter 15: Cognitive Psychotherapy and Mindfulness-Based Therapies
Chapter 16: Group and Family Therapy
Part 4: Special Topics
Chapter 17: Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Chapter 18: Health Psychology
Chapter 19: Forensic Psychology


Instructor Resource Site
LMS cartridge included with this title for use in Blackboard, Canvas, Brightspace by Desire2Learn (D2L), and Moodle

The LMS cartridge makes it easy to import this title’s instructor resources into your learning management system (LMS). These resources include:
  • Test banks
  • Editable chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides
  • Lecture notes
  • All tables and figures from the textbook
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You can still access the online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site.

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Key features

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Enables Easy, 3-Step Course Creation. Our simple interface enables you to create your course in minutes so you can focus on content. Just enter your course information, select your assignments and grading preferences, and review your settings.

Drives Student Engagement. An evidence-based learning design integrates text content with frequent multimedia activities and learning assessments to facilitate better student preparation, engagement, and learning retention.
  • A student dashboard offers easy access to text content and visually tracks progress on assignments and assessments.
  • Study tools, including flashcards and note-taking, highlighting, and definition look-up capabilities, give students all they need for class preparation and course success.
  • Assignable Knowledge Checks (with helpful hints) provide formative assessments after each major section of text content to reinforce retention of key concepts.
  • Chapter Quizzes provide summative assessments at the end of each chapter to measure progress and long-term retention.
  • Assignable multimedia activities with assessment—including video—build critical thinking and data literacy while consistently engaging students in an interactive application of text content. Focused feedback on correct and incorrect answers eliminates any guesswork in the learning journey.
Ensures Student Accountability. Auto-graded assignments feed your gradebook while instructor reports complement your ability to track student activity, assignment completion, and learning objective mastery. These real-time analytics provide quick insights into individual and class performance for tailoring course instruction to help you address the needs of struggling students.

Delivers First-day-of-class Access and Flexibility. With our 2-week grace period access, all students can use Vantage on the very first day of class. The flexibility to use Vantage on mobile, desktop, or tablet devices means your dynamic Vantage content will consistently be available to learners any time they need it.

Offers Best-in-class Technical Support and Training. Our personalized support for instructors, students, and LMS administrators facilitates an easy transition to Vantage and the quality service you’ve come to expect from SAGE.
  • Customizable Learning Management System (LMS) Integration. Our approach to integration empowers you to drive students to the content you want them to see in your LMS immediately following Single Sign On (SSO). In addition, automatic grade sync and full gradebook integration options can bolster timesaving, streamlined access to all your course content.
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New to this Edition:
  • More than 550 new references published in 2020, 2021, or 2022, ensuring extremely current coverage across all chapters. All 19 chapters feature new references, with at least 15 and as many as 80 in each chapter.
  • Enhanced and expanded diversity-related coverage, including research on diversity-related topics and more inclusive clinical examples, photos, and language.
  • New and expanded coverage of technology-related topics, including teletherapy, clinical interviews by videoconference, wearable/ambulatory assessment techniques, ethical issues involving social media and Google searches, and how socioeconomic status can affect equitable access to teletherapy.
  • Updated coverage of DSM, including the introduction of DSM-5-TR and the new disorder it introduced: prolonged grief disorder.
  • Well-curated coverage of COVID-related topics, to ensure that students appreciate the ways that research and practice in clinical psychology have been influenced by the pandemic.
  • Expanded coverage of current topics such as the transdiagnostic approach and the unified protocol, current models of psychopathology such as HiTOP and RDoC, and more.
  • Updated coverage of evidence-based therapy status, including “what works” for a wide range of therapy approaches according to the list maintained by APA Division 12 (Clinical Psychology) and other sources.
  • Updates to the unique end-of-chapter feature, Looking Toward Graduate School, which serves as a bridge between the topics in a particular chapter and graduate programs that offer further training or experience in those topics.
Key Features:
  • Content reflective of DSM-5 offers the most accurate and current coverage of the clinical psychology field.
  • A full chapter on cultural issues, culturally diverse clinical examples, and unique Considering Culture boxes encourage students to appreciate culturally relevant issues surrounding research, psychotherapy, assessment, and other topics.
  • Interviews with renowned experts in multicultural clinical work discuss cultural competence with a specific cultural group based on ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. Experts include Melba Vasquez, Frederick Leong, Robert Williams, Monica McGoldrick, Joseph Trimble, Nadya Faoud, Kathleen Bieschke, Karen Haboush, and Lewis Schlosser.
  • In My Practice text boxes illustrate key concepts with stories from the author’s own clinical psychology practice.
  • Original In My Practice whiteboard videos accompanying In My Practice text boxes bring cases and stories to life.
  • Metaphorically Speaking boxes teach students about novel concepts by drawing parallels to concepts with which they are already familiar.
  • Denise in _____ Psychotherapy boxes illustrate how a fictional therapy client would be treated according to psychodynamic, humanistic, behavioral, cognitive, and group approaches.
  • Key Journals sections list important journals to which students can turn for more information on chapter-related topics.

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