Contemporary Clinical Psychology

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9780470587393: Contemporary Clinical Psychology

A realistic and contemporary portrayal of the dynamic field of clinical psychology

Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the most current topics professionals will face in clinical practice, the Third Edition takes an integrative biopsychosocial approach throughout and features:

  • New coverage of innovations in psychotherapy and their implications for interventions, changing populations, and assessment

  • Up-to-date discussion of empirically supported treatments, technology-assisted treatments such as Web-based interventions, and new cognitive behavior treatments such as ACT

  • Insights into prevention, ethics, evidence-based treatments, and confidentiality laws and regulations including HIPAA

  • Case studies detailing the theoretical conceptualization, assessment, and treatment of clients

  • Chapter-ending Big Picture synopses and lists of key points and terms, as well as unique Real Students, Real Questions sections featuring actual questions asked by clinical psychology students

  • Firsthand career advice from a diverse group of mental health professionals

  • Current and future trends, plus a step-by-step road map that covers all aspects of becoming a clinical psychologist

This broad-spectrum overview of the art and science of clinical psychology explores many different perspectives in many different settings. Author Thomas Plante draws from his own experience as a practicing clinician and college professor to reveal how science and application function together in the day-to-day practice of psychology.

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"This new edition provides the reader with the latest developments in clinical psychology. An excellent text for introducing and motivating students to become well-informed consumers of clinical psychology information. Every chapter provides valuable information for mental health students entering the profession."
— Gerardo D. Canul, PhD
Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer, University of California, Irvine
Visiting Faculty, Graduate School of Psychology and Education, Pepperdine University

UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION AND INSIGHT ON BECOMING A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Contemporary Clinical Psychology, Second Edition presents a broad-spectrum overview of clinical psychology. Featuring a detailed review of the history, scientific foundations, and theoretical orientation of the field as it highlights the activities, roles, and responsibilities of today's clinical psychologist, this realistic and practical "view from the inside" provides:

  • Insights into prevention, ethics, evidence-based treatments, confidentiality laws and regulations including HIPAA, and countless other current issues
  • Case studies detailing the theoretical conceptualization, assessment, and treatment of clients, along with discussions of testing, therapy, consultation, and ethics
  • Chapter-ending "Big Picture" synopses and lists of key points and terms to ensure understanding of the material covered, as well as a unique "Real Students, Real Questions" section, featuring actual questions asked by clinical psychology students
  • Firsthand input from a diverse cross section of professionals about embarking on a career in clinical psychology
  • Current and future trends, plus a step-by-step "road map" that covers all aspects of becoming a clinical psychologist

Utilizing an integrative biopsychosocial approach throughout, this thoroughly revised text reflects a contemporary perspective of clinical psychology. Author Thomas Plante, a practicing clinician as well as college professor, draws on his own experience working with clients as well as his work as a mental health director and consultant to illustrate the real world of clinical psychology and provide an accurate picture of how science and practice function together in the day-to-day practice of psychology.

From general knowledge and information to specific topics, including modes of research and areas of specialization, Contemporary Clinical Psychology, Second Edition presents a comprehensive and engaging view of the art and science of clinical psychology. Designed for upper-level undergraduates and first-year graduate students,yet invaluable for virtually anyone pursuing a career in psychology or related fields, it provides a frank and contemporary portrayal of the dynamic field of clinical psychology from many different perspectives and in many different settings.

About the Author:

THOMAS G. PLANTE, PhD, ABPP, professor of psychology at Santa Clara University and adjunct professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, has written or edited twelve books and has published over 150 journal articles and book chapters. He maintains a private clinical practice as a licensed psychologist in Menlo Park, CA.

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