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Introduction to Clinical Psychology


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Introduction to Clinical Psychology by Bruce Compas
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Written by renowned experts in the field, "Introduction to Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice", by Bruce Compass and Ian Gotlib, provides a comprehensive and engaging overview of clinical psychology. Based on sound empirical research, this text presents a broad range of the theoretical perspectives while integrating special topic areas throughout. Introduced in the first chapter are four detailed case studies that are revisited in subsequent chapters, providing students with a sense of continuity as they explore these cases in the context of assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Students will appreciate the current, real-life examples used to illustrate key concepts.

Table of Contents

I Introduction to the Field 1 An Overview of Clinical Psychology 2 Clinical Psychology: Past and Present 3 Research Methods in Clinical Psychology 4 Models of Development, Behavior, and Personality 5 Diagnosis and Classification in Clinical Psychology II Psychological Assessment 6 Assessment: Understanding Individuals and Contexts 7 Assessment: Clinical Interviewing 8 Assessment: Measurement of Intelligence and Neuropsychological Testing 9 Assessment: Measurement of Personality 10 Behavioral Assessment: Measurement of Behavior, Cognition, and Psychophysiology III Psychological Intervention: Promotion, Prevention, and Psychotherapy 11 Psychological Interventions: Promotion, Prevention, and Treatment 12 Psychotherapy: Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Approaches 13 Psychotherapy: Humanistic, Existential, and Experiential Approaches 14 Psychotherapy: Behavioral and Cognitive Approaches 15 Effectiveness of Psychotherapy: Evaluation and Integration 16 Clinical Psychology: Our Past, Our Future, and Your Opportunities
Release date NZ
January 25th, 2002
Country of Publication
United States
McGraw Hill Higher Education
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