Prepares students for field placement in mental health settings by providing a wide range of both practical and theoretical information. In conversational, accessible language, Matthews & Walker equip students with the knowledge needed to anticipate, prevent, and resolve common difficulties that may arise in practicum placement. Readers will find helpful background material such as basic psychopathology, introduction to psychotropic medication, and coverage of ethical issues, as well as illustrations of common situations they may face and guidance about how to behave in settings. Numerous vignettes and case examples help readers to understand basic concepts. This book is essential reading for students who want to best prepare for this fundamental and formative educational experience.
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A psychology student's practicum placement experience has the potential to be the most exciting time in their graduate training. This comprehensive guide to the practicum is a vital guide for all students beginning their field placement, and for those curious about how the system works. In conversational and accessible language, the authors equip students with the knowledge they need to anticipate, prevent, and resolve common difficulties that may arise during practicum placement. Readers will find helpful background information on finding one's feet, developing rapport with clients, confidentiality and ethics, symptoms of psychopathology, assessment, psychopharmacology, and working with children or older adults. This second edition includes new and updated chapters that will appeal all graduate students and advanced undergraduates.About the Author:
Janet R. Matthews, Ph.D., ABPP received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Mississippi following an internship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Her postdoctoral fellowship in clinical and neuropsychological assessment was at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is a licensed and board certified psychologist and Professor Emerita at Loyola University New Orleans where she taught an undergraduate practicum course for 30 years.
>b>C. (Clarence) Eugene Walker received his PhD in 1965 from Purdue University with a major in clinical psychology and minors in experimental psychology and sociology. His psychology internship was completed at West Tenth Street Veteran s Administration Hospital and Riley Children s Hospital, both in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Walker taught at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California from 1964 to 1968, where he was an assistant professor and chair of the Division of Psychology, Education, and Physical Education and Athletic Director. From 1968 to 1974 he was an assistant, then an associate professor at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. From 1974 to 1995 he was at the University of Oklahoma Medical School in Oklahoma City where he became Director of Training in Pediatric Psychology and co-chief of mental health services for Children s Hospital of Oklahoma. On retirement, Dr. Walker was named professor emeritus at the medical school and began teaching on the Arts and Sciences campus of the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. Dr. Walker has published over 100 articles reviews, and chapters and more than 20 books on research and clinical practice with children and adults.
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