Psychopathology: Research, Assessment and Treatment in Clinical Psychology

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9781405132244: Psychopathology: Research, Assessment and Treatment in Clinical Psychology

Psychopathology is a comprehensive introductory textbook covering all facets of psychopathology and clinical practice for students at all levels supplemented by a wide range of features to facilitate effective teaching and learning. The text's accessible format and case study approach provide a valuable opportunity to understand how a broad range of diagnoses are reached in clinical settings.There is a fully comprehensive website with resources for students and lecturers available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/psychopathology

  • Facilitates more effective teaching and learning by including highlighted boxes throughout text for more in-depth coverage
  • Includes DVD of patient interviews to be viewed in conjunction with text and an introduction to clinical psychology training for students interested in pursuing a career in the field
  • Features case studies, questions, further reading advice and exercises
  • Offers more learning and teaching opportunities than existing texts

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Psychopathology continues to rise in popularity as a course of study and many students go on to pursue a career in its associated profession of clinical psychology. To answer this need, Psychopathology has been designed to provide students with a comprehensive coverage of both psychopathology and clinical practice - including extensive coverage of assessment, etiology, and effective treatment techniques for a range of mental health issues. The emphasis in the book is on providing the student with a thorough academic knowledge of psychopathology, based on current research in a range of relevant areas. In addition to establishing a working academic knowledge of psychopathology, the book also attempts to convey some of the issues and challenges that face the clinical practitioner, and to provide the reader with a realistic insight into what clinical psychologists do and how they do it. "Psychopathology's" initial chapters deal with broader conceptual issues relating to the field, including the definition of psychopathology and its assessment tools, research methods, and treatment options. Subsequent chapters focus on a range of specific psychopathologies likely to be encountered by practising psychologists.

The text is supplemented by a variety of features designed to broaden the student's understanding of psychopathology and facilitate its effective teaching. These include highlighted boxes such as focus points, activities, research methods, case histories, treatment in practice, and more. There is also a helpful DVD included, that begins with illuminating re-enactments of actual patient interviews designed to be viewed in conjunction with assessment and diagnostic information provided in the text. The DVD continues with an introduction to clinical psychology training for those interested in pursuing a career in the field. Reflecting the latest international psychopathological research and assessment techniques, Psychopathology is one of the most comprehensive and accessible sourcebooks available for students and lecturers alike.

About the Author:

Graham Davey is Professor of Psychology at the University of Sussex where he teaches courses in psychopathology, clinical psychology, and learning theory. He has published more than 130 articles in scientific and professional journals, and written or edited 14 books on topics related to clinical psychology, psychopathology, and learning theory.

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