Psychologists' Desk Reference

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Psychologists' Desk Reference

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Here is the revised and expanded edition of the indispensable companion for every mental health practitioner. Improved over the first edition by input and feedback from clinicians and program directors, the Psychologists' Desk Reference, Second Edition presents an even larger variety of information required in daily practice in one easy-to-use resource. Covering the entire spectrum of practice issues--from diagnostic codes, practice guidelines, treatment principles, and report checklists, to insight and advice from today's most respected clinicians--this peerless reference gives fingertip access to the entire range of current knowledge. Intended for use by all mental health professionals, the Desk Reference covers assessment and diagnosis, testing and psychometrics, treatment and psychotherapy, ethical and legal issues, practice management and insurance, and professional resources. Chapters have been clearly written by master clinicians and include easy-to-read checklists and tables as well as helpful advice. Filled with information psychologists use everyday, the Psychologists' Desk Reference, Second Edition will be the most important and widely used volume in the library of psychologists, social workers, and counselors everywhere.

This new edition features:
-Thoroughly revised chapters by the field's leaders.
-29 entirely new chapters, now totaling 140.
-Sections reorganized to be smaller and more specific, making topics easier to find.
-A listing of valuable Internet sites in each chapter.
-Increased emphasis on evidence-based practices.
A companion website containing graphics, illustrations, tables, primary resources, extensive bibliographies, links to related sites, and much more.

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Gerald P. Koocher, PhD, is Professor and Dean of the School for Health Studies at Simmons College (Boston). From 1971 through 2001 he served successively as an intern, post-doctoral fellow, and ultimately as Chief of Psychology at Boston's Children't Hospital and Judge Baker Children's Center. During this period he also served as a full time faculty member (Associate Professor) at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Koocher is a fellow of twelve divisions of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the only psychologist to have earned five specialty diplomas from the American Boards of Professional Psychology (Clinical, Clinical Child/Adolescent, Family, Forensic, and Health Psychology). He is currently Editor of the journal Ethics and Behavior and previously served as Editor of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology and The Clinical Psychologist. He has published more than 150 articles and book chapters and authored or edited eight books.

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"This reference gives fingertip access to the entire range of current knowledge. Chapters have been written by master clinicians and include easy-to-read checklists and valuable Internet sites, as well as practical advice."--ADOLESCENCE

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