The newly revised 4th Edition of Contemporary Clinical Psychology delivers a comprehensive and engaging view of the science and practice of clinical psychology. From a variety of different perspectives and in numerous settings, the book presents a realistic survey of the field of clinical psychology, including its history, employment opportunities, significant theoretical underpinnings, practice instructions, and guidelines for how to conduct and interpret research in this rapidly evolving area.
Widely recognized author Thomas Plante includes information for specific topics, like the major theoretical models of clinical psychology, as well as general knowledge in this new edition that includes supplemental content like videos and interactive material that will increase student engagement and retention of the subject matter.
Alongside chapters on topics including how to conduct contemporary psychological assessments, how to implement psychotherapeutic interventions, and descriptions of consultative, teaching, and administrative roles, Contemporary Clinical Psychology, 4th Edition features:
A fully integrative, practical, biopsychosocial approach to upper-level clinical psychology subject matter
Brand new and updated student and instructor resources directly integrated into the e-text
Supplemental resources like video clips, interactive links, test banks, PowerPoint slides, and an Instructor's Manual
Coverage of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5, the most recent testing instruments, and the latest research in evidence-based treatment practices
How to conduct research in an era of open access and other changes in research publication
Perfect for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in introduction to clinical psychology courses in both university psychology and counseling departments, Contemporary Clinical Psychology, 4th Edition also belongs on the bookshelves of students in free-standing schools of psychology offering PsyD and MA degrees.
PART 1. Foundations and Fundamentals.
1. What Is Contemporary Clinical Psychology?
2. Foundations and Early History of Clinical Psychology.
3. Recent History of Clinical Psychology.
4. Research: Design and Outcome.
5. The Major Theoretical Models: Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Humanistic, and Family Systems.
6. Integrative and Biopsychosocial Approaches in Contemporary Clinical Psychology 135
PART TWO Roles and Responsibilities 167
Chapter 7 Contemporary Psychological Assessment I: Interviewing and Observing Behavior 169
Chapter 8 Contemporary Psychological Assessment II: Cognitive and Personality Assessment 201
Chapter 9 Psychotherapeutic Interventions 247
Chapter 10 Psychotherapeutic Issues 279
Chapter 11 Areas of Specialization 303
Chapter 12 Consultative, Teaching, and Administrative Roles 345
Chapter 13 Ethical Standards 371
PART THREE Where Is Clinical Psychology Going, and Should I Go With It? 407
Chapter 14 Current and Future Trends and Challenges 409
Chapter 15 Becoming a Clinical Psychologist: A Roadmap 453
Appendix: Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct 2017 487
Author Index 569
Subject Index 583