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Author Hecker, Jeffrey E., 1959- author.

Title Introduction to clinical psychology : science, practice, and ethics / Jeffrey E. Hecker, Geoffrey L. Thorpe
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 600 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Part One Introduction and Foundations; 1 Definition and Training; Definition; Characteristics of Clinical Psychology; Emphasis on Science; Emphasis on Maladjustment; Emphasis on the Individual; Emphasis on Helping; Activities and Work Settings of Clinical Psychologists; Research; Teaching; Psychotherapy; Assessment; Consultation; Administration; Distinguishing Clinical Psychology from Related Professions; Psychiatry; Counseling Psychology; School Psychology; Social Work; Other Related Professions
AssessmentTheory; Professional Developments; Adolescence: Post WWII and the Development of an Identity; Adulthood: Milestones and Growing Pains; Training; Psychotherapy; Psychological Testing; Professional Practice; Specialization; Growth; Concluding Remarks; 3 Psychological Models in Clinical Psychology; The Role of Theoretical Models; How Models Help; Dangers of Models; Psychoanalysis; Development; Key Assumptions; Influences on Clinical Psychology; Current Status; Interpersonal Models; Development; Key Assumptions; Influences on Clinical Psychology; Current Status; Humanism; Development
Key AssumptionsInfluences on Clinical Psychology; Current Status; The Behavioral Model; Development; Key Assumptions; Influences on Clinical Psychology; Current Status; The Cognitive Model; Development; Key Assumptions; Influences on Clinical Psychology; Current Status; 4 Biological Models in Clinical Psychology; Development; Electricity and the Nervous System; Phrenology; The Case of Phineas Gage; Key Assumptions; The Brain and the Nervous System; Brain Structure and Function; Behavioral Genetics; Family, Twin, and Adoption Studies; Influences on Clinical Psychology
Medical Imaging TechniquesCurrent Status; Integrating Biological and Psychological Models; Biological and Behavioral Processes; Part Two Psychological Assessment; 5 General Issues in Psychological Assessment; Stage I: Planning the Assessment; Classification; Description; Prediction; Stage II: Data Collection; Stage III: Processing Assessment Data; Clinical Judgment; Computer-Assisted Assessment; Stage IV: Communicating Assessment Findings; Goals; Writing Style; Organization of the Report; Concluding Comment: Testing versus Assessment; 6 Clinical Interviewing; Types of Clinical Interviews
Training in Clinical PsychologyUndergraduate Preparation; Graduate Training; Post-Doctoral Training; Continuing Professional Education in Psychology; Ethics and the Development of a Clinical Psychologist; 2 History and Recent Developments; Ancient Roots; Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: Laying the Groundwork for Clinical Psychology; Understanding of Mental Disorders; Measurement of Individual Differences; Emergence of Scientific Psychiatry; Hysteria and the Ascendance of Psychological Determinism; The Birth of a Discipline: 1890-1910; Childhood: World War I through World War II
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Vendor-supplied metadata
Subject Clinical psychology.
Clinical psychology.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Form Electronic book
Author Thorpe, Geoffrey L., author.
ISBN 1315665123