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Clinical Psychology
Science, Practice, and Culture

Fourth Edition
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© 2017 | 632 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Recipient of the 2017 Textbook Excellence Award from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA)

Up to date with current DSM-5 coverage throughout, the comprehensive, highly readable Fourth Edition of Clinical Psychology: Science, Practice, and Culture provides students vital exposure to the real-world practice of clinical psychology balanced with the latest research in the field. Throughout the book, author Andrew M. Pomerantz explores clinical assessment, psychotherapy, ethical and professional issues, current controversies, and specialized topics in a scholarly, yet fascinating, easy-to-read style. Value-priced and packed with clinical examples, the Fourth Edition offers more coverage of cultural/diversity issues in clinical psychology than any other text for the course, as well as thorough coverage of recent, prominent developments in psychotherapy and clinical assessment. New topics, new pedagogy, expanded discussions of ethics, and hundreds of new references published since 2014 make this a resource students will keep and refer to throughout their professional lives.

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Preface
 
About the Author
 
Part 1: 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  
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: Cybertherapy and More  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms and Names  
Critical Thinking Questions  
Key Journals  
Student Study Site Resources  
 
4. 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  
Key Journals  
Student Study Site Resources  
 
5. Ethical 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  
Key Journals  
Student Study Site Resources  
 
Part 2: 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  
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  
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  
Key Journals  
Student Study Site Resources  
 
Part 3: 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  
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  
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  
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  
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  
Key Journals  
Student Study Site Resources  
 
16. Group and Family Therapy
Group Therapy  
Family Therapy  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms and Names  
Critical Thinking Questions  
Key Journals  
Student Study Site Resources  
 
Part 4: 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  
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  
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 Questions  
Key Journals  
Student Study Site Resources  
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index

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I adopted this textbook for my Clinical Psychology 463 course I taught. I was highly impressed with the content in this textbook. It is well organized and the information is well communicated. The topics covered are great and applicable to the field of Clinical Psychology. The instructor resources are amazing and helpful. I would highly recommend this book to any instructor.

Dr Heather Siek
Psychology Dept, Minnesota State Univ Moorhead
January 5, 2017
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • New In My Practice boxes and whiteboard-style videos breathe life into concepts via a story drawn from the author's own two decades of experience as a practicing clinician.
  • New Key Journals boxes offer an annotated list of important journals related to the coverage in each chapter.
  • New and enhanced coverage of topics that reflect recent developments in the field include technology in psychotherapy and assessment (including videoconference therapies, Internet-delivered therapies, and more); technology in research (including MTurk data collection and smartphone-based techniques); the gap between psychotherapy researchers and practitioners (and dissemination efforts designed to bridge that gap);  David Barlow’s unified protocol for transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders; evidence-based treatments, including APA-division websites that provide information on evidence-based treatments for adults and children; and more.  

KEY FEATURES:

  • Coverage 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 nine renowned experts in multicultural clinical work discuss cultural competence with a specific cultural group based on ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.
  • 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.

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ISBN: 9781506333748