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Clinical Psychology
Science, Practice, and Diversity

Fifth Edition
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552 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The best-selling Clinical Psychology: Science, Practice, and Diversity presents an inclusive and culturally competent view of the vast world of clinical psychology. Through lively examples, robust scholarship, and a highly readable narrative, award-winning author Andrew M. Pomerantz explores the key topics of clinical assessment, psychotherapy, and ethical and professional issues while also incorporating discussions of current controversies and specialized topics. The Fifth Edition includes a new career-focused feature, original videos addressing ethical issues, and updates reflecting the latest research findings in the field.  

INSTRUCTORS: Clinical Psychology is accompanied by free SAGE edge online resources, including In My Practice whiteboard videos. These original videos breathe life into concepts via stories drawn from the author's own experience as a practicing clinician. Watch a sample.

 
Preface
 
About the Author
 
PART I. INTRODUCING CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
 
1. Clinical Psychology: Definition and Training
What is Clinical Psychology?  
Education and Training in Clinical Psychology  
Professional Activities and Employment Settings  
How Are Clinical Psychologists Different From . . .  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms and Names  
Critical Thinking Questions  
Looking Toward Graduate Programs  
Key Journals  
Student Study Site Resources  
 
2. Evolution of Clinical Psychology
Origins of the Field  
Early Pioneers  
Lightner Witmer and the Creation of Clinical Psychology  
Assessment  
Psychotherapy  
Development of the Profession  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms and Names  
Critical Thinking Questions  
Key Journals  
Student Study Site Resources  
 
3. Current Controversies in Clinical Psychology
Prescription Privileges  
Evidence-Based Practice/Manualized Therapy  
Overexpansion of Mental Disorders  
Payment Methods: Third-Party Payment Versus Self-Payment  
The Influence of Technology: Telepsychology and More  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms and Names  
Critical Thinking Questions  
Looking Toward Graduate Programs  
Key Journals  
Student Study Site Resources  
 
4. Diversity and Cultural Issues in Clinical Psychology
The Rise of Multiculturalism in Clinical Psychology  
Cultural Competence  
Are We All Alike? Or All Different?  
What Constitutes a Culture?  
Training Psychologists in Cultural Issues  
An Example of Culture Influencing the Clinical Context: The Parent–Child Relationship  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms and Names  
Critical Thinking Questions  
Looking Toward Graduate Programs  
Key Journals  
Student Study Site Resources  
 
5. Ethical and Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology
American Psychological Association Code of Ethics  
Confidentiality  
Informed Consent  
Boundaries and Multiple Relationships  
Competence  
Ethics in Clinical Assessment  
Ethics in Clinical Research  
Contemporary Ethical Issues  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms and Names  
Critical Thinking Questions  
Key Journals  
Student Study Site Resources  
 
6. Conducting Research in Clinical Psychology
Why Do Clinical Psychologists Do Research?  
How Do Clinical Psychologists Do Research?  
Ethical Issues in Research in Clinical Psychology  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms and Names  
Critical Thinking Questions  
Looking Toward Graduate Programs  
Key Journals  
Student Study Site Resources  
 
PART II. ASSESSMENT
 
7. Diagnosis and Classification Issues: DSM-5 and More
Defining Normality and Abnormality  
Diagnosis and Classification of Mental Disorders: A Brief History  
Alternative Directions in Diagnosis and Classification  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms and Names  
Critical Thinking Questions  
Key Journals  
Student Study Site Resources  
 
8. The Clinical Interview
The Interviewer  
Components of the Interview  
Pragmatics of the Interview  
Types of Interviews  
Cultural Components  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Critical Thinking Questions  
Looking Toward Graduate Programs  
Key Journals  
Student Study Site Resources  
 
9. Intellectual and Neuropsychological Assessment
Intelligence Testing  
Achievement Testing  
Neuropsychological Testing  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms and Names  
Critical Thinking Questions  
Looking Toward Graduate Programs  
Key Journals  
Student Study Site Resources  
 
10. Personality Assessment and Behavioral Assessment
Multimethod Assessment  
Evidence-Based Assessment  
Culturally Competent Assessment  
Objective Personality Tests  
Projective Personality Tests  
Behavioral Assessment  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms and Names  
Critical Thinking Questions  
Looking Toward Graduate Programs  
Key Journals  
Student Study Site Resources  
 
PART III. PSYCHOTHERAPY
 
11. General Issues in Psychotherapy
Does Psychotherapy Work?  
Efficacy Versus Effectiveness of Psychotherapy  
Which Type of Psychotherapy Is Best?  
What Types of Psychotherapy Do Clinical Psychologists Practice?  
Denise: A Fictional Client to Consider From Multiple Perspectives  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms and Names  
Critical Thinking Questions  
Looking Toward Graduate Programs  
Key Journals  
Student Study Site Resources  
 
12. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Defining Psychodynamic Psychotherapy  
Goal of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy  
Psychosexual Stages: Clinical Implications  
More Contemporary Forms of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy  
How Well Does It Work?  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms and Names  
Critical Thinking Questions  
Looking Toward Graduate Programs  
Key Journals  
Student Study Site Resources  
 
13. Humanistic Psychotherapy
Humanistic Concepts: Clinical Implications  
Goal of Humanistic Psychotherapy  
Elements of Humanistic Psychotherapy  
Reflection: An Important Therapist Response  
Alternatives to Humanism  
How Well Does It Work?  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms and Names  
Critical Thinking Questions  
Looking Toward Graduate Programs  
Key Journals  
Student Study Site Resources  
 
14. Behavior Therapy
Origins of Behavior Therapy  
Goal of Behavior Therapy  
Two Types of Conditioning  
Techniques Based on Classical Conditioning  
Techniques Based on Operant Conditioning  
Alternatives to Behavior Therapy  
How Well Does It Work?  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms and Names  
Critical Thinking Questions  
Looking Toward Graduate Programs  
Key Journals  
Student Study Site Resources  
 
15. Cognitive Psychotherapy and Mindfulness-Based Therapies
Goal of Cognitive Therapy  
Two Approaches to Cognitive Therapy  
Recent Applications of Cognitive Therapy  
How Well Does It Work?  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms and Names  
Critical Thinking Questions  
Looking Toward Graduate Programs  
Key Journals  
Student Study Site Resources  
 
16. Group and Family Therapy
Group Therapy  
Family Therapy  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms and Names  
Critical Thinking Questions  
Looking Toward Graduate Programs  
Key Journals  
Student Study Site Resources  
 
PART IV. SPECIAL TOPICS
 
17. Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Psychological Issues of Childhood  
Assessment of Children and Adolescents  
Psychotherapy With Children and Adolescents  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms and Names  
Critical Thinking Questions  
Looking Toward Graduate Programs  
Key Journals  
Student Study Site Resources  
 
18. Health Psychology
Definitions: Health Psychology Versus Behavioral Medicine  
Stress  
Stress and Physical Illness  
Stress and Coping  
Social Support  
Clinical Applications  
A Trend in Health Psychology: Patient-Centered Medical Homes  
Cultural Factors in Health Psychology  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms and Names  
Critical Thinking Questions  
Looking Toward Graduate Programs  
Key Journals  
Student Study Site Resources  
 
19. Forensic Psychology
Definition and History  
Forensic Activities of Clinical Psychologists  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms and Names  
Critical Thinking Question  
Looking Toward Graduate Programs  
Key Journals  
Student Study Site Resources  
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index

Supplements

Student Study Site

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  • an open-access site that makes it easy for students to maximize their study time, anywhere, anytime;
  • eFlashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts;
  • eQuizzes that allow students to practice and assess how much they’ve learned and where they need to focus their attention;
  • original In My Practice whiteboard videos that breathe life into concepts via stories drawn from the author's own experience as a practicing clinician;
  • multimedia resources that direct students to videos and websites that help explain concepts and tools used by clinical psychologists, as well as resources for planning future careers as clinicians; and
  • exclusive access to influential SAGE journal and reference content that ties important research and scholarship to chapter concepts to strengthen learning.
 
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  • test banks that provide a diverse range of ready-to-use options that save you time. You can also easily edit any question and/or insert your own personalized questions;
  • original In My Practice whiteboard videos that breathe life into concepts via stories drawn from the author's own experience as a practicing clinician;
  • multimedia resources that direct students to videos and websites that help explain concepts and tools used by clinical psychologists, as well as resources for planning future careers as clinicians;
  • sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses that provide suggested models for structuring your courses;
  • editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides that offer complete flexibility for creating a multimedia presentation for your course;
  • exclusive access to full-text, influential SAGE journal articles, which have been carefully selected to tie important research and scholarship to chapter concepts; 
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Clinical Psychology: Science, Practice, and Diversity is a foundational textbook that addresses modern approaches to clinical psychology as well as its historical background.”

Charles Resavy
Wilkes University

“The text is well written and integrates the features seamlessly, which helps keeps my students engaged.”

Jennifer Webb
University of North Carolina – Charlotte
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:  

  • New original videos cover ethical topics including confidentiality and multiple relationships.
  • End-of-chapter Looking Toward Graduate School sections guide students to specific graduate programs that emphasize the topics in each chapter.
  • Over 320 new citations reflect the most current scholarship in the field from 2016 to 2019.

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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