Book: Clinical Psychology, Research and Practice

Book Title:

Clinical Psychology, Research and Practice: An Introductory Text.

Author(s): Paul Bennett.

Year: 2021.

Edition: Fourth (4th).

Publisher: Open University Press.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

Extensively updated, this popular and accessibly written textbook outlines the latest research and therapeutic approaches within clinical psychology, alongside important developments in clinical practice. The book introduces and evaluates the conceptual models of mental health problems and their treatment, including second and third wave therapies.

Each disorder is considered from a psychological, social and biological perspective and different intervention types are thoroughly investigated.

Key updates to this edition include:

  • The development of case formulations for conditions within each chapter.
  • An articulation and use of modern theories of psychopathology, including sections on the transdiagnostic approach, meta-cognitive therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
  • An introduction to emerging mental health issues, such as internet gaming disorder.
  • Challenging ‘stop and think’ boxes that encourage readers to address topical issues raised in each chapter, such as societal responses to topics as varied as psychopathy, paedophilia and the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • New vocabulary collated into key terms boxes for easy reference.

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