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Clinical Psychology
Science, Practice, and Diversity

Fifth Edition
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August 2019 | 648 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
 
CHAPTER 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

 
 
CHAPTER 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

 
 
CHAPTER 3 • Current Controversies and Directions 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

 
 
CHAPTER 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 Issues of Diversity and Culture

 
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

 
 
CHAPTER 5 • Ethical and Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology
American Psychological Association’s 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

 
 
CHAPTER 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
 
CHAPTER 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

 
 
CHAPTER 8 • The Clinical Interview
The Interviewer

 
Components of the Interview

 
Pragmatics of the Interview

 
Types of Interviews

 
Cultural Components

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Terms and Names

 
Critical Thinking Questions

 
Looking Toward Graduate Programs

 
Key Journals

 
Student Study Site Resources

 
 
CHAPTER 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

 
 
CHAPTER 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

 
Key Journals

 
Student Study Site Resources

 
 
PART III • PSYCHOTHERAPY
 
CHAPTER 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

 
 
CHAPTER 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

 
 
CHAPTER 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

 
 
CHAPTER 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

 
 
CHAPTER 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

 
 
CHAPTER 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
 
CHAPTER 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

 
 
CHAPTER 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

 
 
CHAPTER 19 • Forensic Psychology
Definition and History

 
Forensic Activities of Clinical Psychologists

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Terms and Names

 
Critical Thinking Questions

 
Looking Toward Graduate Programs

 
Key Journals

 
Student Study Site Resources

 
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index

Supplements

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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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  • 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;
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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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