Psychopathology

Research, Assessment and Treatment in Clinical Psychology

Author: Graham C. Davey

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118897323

Category: Psychology

Page: 648

View: 7614

Psychopathology has been designed to provide students with a comprehensive coverage of both psychopathology and clinical practice, including extensive treatment techniques for a range of mental health issues. The text is designed to be accessible to students at a range of different learning levels, from first year undergraduates to post-graduate researchers and those undergoing clinical training. Psychopathology is primarily evidence and research based, with coverage of relevant research from as recently as 2013, making it useful to researchers as well as clinicians. The emphasis in the book is on providing students with a real insight into the nature and experience of mental health problems, both through the written coverage and by providing a range of video material covering personal accounts of mental health problems. The text is integrated with a wide variety of teaching and learning features that will enable facilitators to teach more effectively, and students to learn more comprehensively. Many of these features have been updated for the new edition and new material has been included to reflect the changes in DSM-5. Features include Focus Points that discuss contentious or topical issues in detail, Research Methods boxes showing how clinical psychologists do research on psychopathology, and Case Histories detailing a range of mental health problems. Online resources An all new student website is available at www.wiley-psychopathology.com. The website houses a huge variety of new digital material including more than 50 instructional and supplementary videos covering descriptions of symptoms and aetiologies, examples of diagnosis and diagnostic interviews, recounted personal experiences of people with mental health problems, and discussions and examples of treatment. The site also contains hundreds of new student quizzes, as well as revision flashcards, student learning activities, discussion topics, lists of relevant journal articles (many of which provide free links to relevant articles published in Wiley Blackwell journals), and topics for discussion related to clinical research and clinical practice. A fully updated lecturer test bank has also been developed including over 1,000 questions, as well as suggested essay questions and these can be accessed by instructors on our lecturer book companion site.
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Clinical Psychology: Topics in Applied Psychology

Author: Graham Davey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444164198

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 1855

Topics in Applied Psychology offers a range of accessible, integrated texts ideal for courses in applied psychology. The books are written by leading figures in their field and provide a comprehensive academic and professional insight into each topic. They incorporate a range of features to bring psychology to life including case histories, research methods, ethical debate and learner activities. Each chapter opens with learning objectives to consolidate key points. A reading list and sample essay questions at the end of chapters enable further independent study. The series also offers an appreciation of multiple perspectives, examines the relationship between psychology and other cognate disciplines and discusses recent developments in each field. Topics in Applied Psychology will provide you with the tools you need to engage with, enjoy and understand your applied psychology discipline, ultimately ensuring confidence and success in exams as well as a comprehensive grounding in the profession. Clinical Psychology provides an overview of both the academic and professional aspects of this field. The book is split into five clear sections: background, working with children and families, adult mental health, clinical neuropsychology and learning disabilities. Section one answers the question, what is clinical psychology?, explains the general principles of clinical practice and outlines the structure of current mental health service provision. Section two covers mental health issues involving work with children and families, such as childhood anxiety and depression and autistic spectrum disorders. Section three looks at adult mental health problems, such as anxiety, eating and personality disorders, depression, psychosis and their treatment. Sections four and five treat clinical neuropsychology and learning disabilities. Evidence-based research is included throughout to provide a balanced view of current theories addressing the origins of psychopathology, and treatments and interventions are evaluated to provide a broad and balanced view of the field. The integrated and interactive approach, combined with the comprehensive coverage, make this book the ideal companion for courses in applied clinical psychology. Other books in the series include: Criminal Psychology, Educational Psychology, Health Psychology, Organizational and Work Psychology and Sport and Exercise Psychology.
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The Primitive Edge of Experience

Author: Thomas H. Ogden

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 0876682905

Category: Psychology

Page: 244

View: 701

'This is an extraordinary and exciting book, the work of a truly original and creative psychoanalytic theoretician and most astute clinician. Ogden continues to expand and to deepen his reformulations of the British object-relations theorists, M. Klein, W. R. Bion, D. W. Winnicott, W. R. D. Fairbairn, H. Guntrip, to illuminate further the world of internalized object relations. His concepts are evolutionary and at times revolutionary. Exploring the area of human experience that lies beyond the psychological territories addressed by the previous theorists, he introduces the concept of an autistic-contiguous mode as a way of conceiving of the most primitive psychological organization through which the sensory 'floor' of the experience of self is generated. He conceives of this mode as a sensory-dominated, presymbolic area of experience in which the most primitive form of meaning is generated on the basis of organization of sensory impressions, particularly at the skin surface. A major tenet in the book is a conceptualization of human experience throughout life as the product of a dialectical interplay among three modes of generating experience: the depressive, the paranoid-schizoid, and the autistic-contiguous. Each mode creates, preserves, and negates the other. No single mode of generating experience exists independently of the others. Psychopathology is conceptualized as a 'collapse' of the dialectic in the direction of one or another mode of generating experience. The outcome of such collapse may be entrapment in rigid, asymbolic patterns of sensation (collapse in the direction of the autistic-contiguous mode), or imprisonment in a world of omnipotent internal objects where thoughts and feelings are experienced as things and forces which occupy or bombard the self (collapse in the direction of paranoid-schizoid mode) or isolation of the self from lived experience and aliveness of bodily, sensations (collapse in the direction of the depressive mode). Ogden presents his unique development of the autistic-contiguous mode as the synthesis, interpretation, and extension of the works of D. Meltzer, E. Bick, and F. Tustin. He is careful to state that this psychological organization is a developing and ongoing) mode of generating experience and not a limited phase of development; an elaboration of this primitive organization is an integral part of normal development. All three modes are considered not 'positions' to be passed through, outgrown, or overcome, and relegated to the past, but as integral dimensions of present adult ego functioning. Sensory experience in an autistic-contiguous mode has rhythmicity that is becoming the continuity of being; it has boundedness that is the beginning of experience of the place where one feels things and lives; it has features such as shape, hardness, cold, warmth and texture, beginnings of the qualities of who one is. As his generous case examples aptly demonstrate, Ogden's theories are solidly grounded in his discerning work with a broad variety of patients. His brilliant pathfinding will enlighten and enrich the reader with invaluable insights. He will listen with new ears and with a fresh conceptual framework with which to comprehend the most primitive elements of human development and the complex interplay among the different modes of experience. This is a bold, important, instructive, and stimulating book of equally great clinical and theoretical applicability.' —The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association A Jason Aronson Book
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Psychology, Mental Health and Distress

Author: John Cromby,David Harper,Paula Reavey

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137295899

Category: Psychology

Page: 452

View: 8683

What does the word 'schizophrenia' mean to you? Perhaps your first thought is of someone with a medical condition that involves some kind of brain disease? But what if you knew that the person in question had been through a traumatic childhood? Would that change how you thought about their mental health? And what impact does this have on how we as a society interact with people with mental distress? Psychology, Mental Health and Distress is the first mainstream textbook that reconsiders the traditional emphasis on the biological and psychiatric models for what is commonly, but contentiously, known as 'abnormal psychology' or 'psychopathology'. It provides a fully rounded account of mental distress, including social and relationship causes, and challenges your preconceptions about what you think you know about mental health. Key features: * Reflects new approaches to mental health and the kinds of psychological interventions (or 'treatments') for those experiencing distress, moving away from a limited diagnostic model * Offers a wealth of case stories to portray the reality of living with distress, building your empathy to encourage sensitive practice * Fully informed by current experimental, qualitative and theoretical psychological research including research into hearing voices * Written by a team of leading clinical and social psychologists with additional contributions by renowned figures including Richard Bentall, a bestselling Penguin author whose Madness Explained won the 2004 BPS Book Award * Includes a chapter authored by those with first-hand experience of mental health services, ensuring you understand the nuances of this emotionally charged, and often controversial, topic The authors draw from a range of experience, examples and approaches to present this student-friendly and engaging text: core reading for anyone serious about understanding mental health issues.
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Basic Interviewing

A Practical Guide for Counselors and Clinicians

Author: Michel Hersen,Vincent B. Van Hasselt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135885273

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

View: 9771

This book offers clear and direct answers to the questions most frequently asked by students and trainees learning how to talk to clients and extract critical data from them. Its development reflects the old adage that "necessity is the mother of invention." For many years, the editors taught beginning level mental health clinicians. They found, however, no text to be satisfactory--including a number that they themselves were involved in producing. Some were too difficult; some were too simplistic; some were too doctrinaire; still others had missing elements. Written in a reader-friendly "how-to" style, the chapters in Basic Interviewing are not weighed down by references. Rather, each contributor suggests readings for students and instructors who wish to pursue questions further. After the initial overview chapter, there are 12 chapters addressing the nuts-and-bolts concerns of all clinicians that can be particularly vexing for neophytes. They cover a variety of issues from the most specific--like how to begin and end interviews--to the more general--like how to build rapport and identify targets for treatment. Throughout, rich clinical illustrations facilitate the pragmatic application of fundamental principles. Beginning graduate students in counseling and clinical psychology, social work, and other allied mental health fields, as well as psychiatric trainees, will find this text to be an indispensable companion.
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Addiction

Psychology and Treatment

Author: Paul Davis,Robert Patton,Sue Jackson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111848973X

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 5608

Addiction: Psychology and Treatment brings together leading psychologists to provide a comprehensive overview of the psychology of addictions and their treatment across specialities and types of services. Emphasises the use of several approaches including CBT, psychodynamic and systemic and family treatments, and consideration of the wider picture of addictions As well as the theories, gives a clear overview of the application of these models Reflects the very latest developments in the role played by psychological perspectives and interventions in the recovery agenda for problem drug and alcohol users
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Forensic Psychology

Crime, Justice, Law, Interventions

Author: Graham M. Davies,Anthony R. Beech

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119106656

Category: Psychology

Page: 744

View: 2408

Introduces forensic psychology to students and professionals who want to better understand psychology’s expanding influence on the study of law, crime and criminality Forensic psychology is a constantly growing discipline, both in terms of student interest and as a profession for graduates. This book highlights the often sizeable gap between media myths surrounding forensic practice and reality. Editors Graham Davies and Anthony Beech present an exciting and broad range of topics within the field, including detailed treatments of the causes of crime, investigative methods, the trial process, and interventions with different types of offenders and offences. Forensic Psychology: Crime, Justice, Law, Interventions, Third Edition covers every aspect of forensic psychology—from understanding criminal behaviour, to applying psychological theory to criminal investigation, analysing the legal process and the treatment of witnesses and offenders. Each chapter has been thoroughly revised and updated with the latest findings. The book also includes two entirely new chapters—one on psychopathy and crime, the other on female offenders. Drawing on a wealth of experience from leading researchers and practitioners, this new edition will interest and enthuse today’s generation of students. All chapters thoroughly revised and updated Features two brand new chapters Supplemented by additional online resource materials, including related links, multiple choice questions, and PowerPoint slides Authored by a wide-range of experienced forensic psychology professionals Forensic Psychology, Third Edition is essential reading for undergraduates’ first encounter with the subject area and is an excellent introduction for more specialised postgraduate courses.
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Complete Psychology

Author: Graham Davey,Christopher Sterling,Andy Field

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444164244

Category: Psychology

Page: 752

View: 9485

The new edition of Complete Psychology is the definitive undergraduate textbook. It not only fits exactly with the very latest BPS curriculum and offers integrated web support for students and lecturers, but it also includes guidance on study skills, research methods, statistics and careers. Complete Psychology provides excellent coverage of the major areas of study . Each chapter has been fully updated to reflect changes in the field and to include examples of psychology in applied settings, and further reading sections have been expanded. The companion website, www.completepsychology.co.uk, has also been fully revised and now contains chapter summaries, author pages, downloadable presentations, useful web links, multiple choice questions, essay questions and an electronic glossary. Written by an experienced and respected team of authors, this highly accessible, comprehensive text is illustrated in full colour, and quite simply covers everything students need for their first-year studies as well as being an invaluable reference and revision tool for second and third years.
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Common Mental Health Problems

Author: David Pilgrim

Publisher: Sage Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781473915978

Category:

Page: 1280

View: 400

This collection offers a broad and inclusive view of the field of common mental health problems, providing depth and breadth for the reader and a comprehensive and nuanced account of a highly contested field.
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Healing the Soul in the Age of the Brain

Becoming Conscious in an Unconscious World

Author: Elio Frattaroli

Publisher: Viking Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 454

View: 7460

Argues against the idea that taking medication can solve all of life's problems, stating that people must first examine their lives and their souls in order to become fulfilled persons.
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An Introduction to Social Psychology

Author: Miles Hewstone,Wolfgang Stroebe,Klaus Jonas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118823532

Category: Psychology

Page: 672

View: 2429

This text has been specially designed to meet the needs of students at all levels, with contributions written by leading social psychologists, each an acknowledged expert on the topics covered in a given chapter. An Introduction to Social Psychology benefits hugely from an updated range of innovative pedagogical features intended to catch the imagination, combined with a rigorous editorial approach, which results in a cohesive and uniform style accessible to all. Full coverage of all the major theories and topics. Focused discussions of ...
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Study and Communication Skills for Psychology

Author: Vanessa Parson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198786123

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 4980

Study and Communication Skills for Psychology is written with first year students in mind and reviews the essential skills a psychology student needs to develop over the course of their undergraduate studies. Written in a practical, motivational style, with plenty of examples and advice to help the reader master the skills being explored, the book explains how to get the most out of lectures, tutorials, and group work; how to approach and use the vast array of information that is available in books, in journals, and on the web; how to think, read, and write critically, and how to communicate research and ideas effectively to others; and how to revise for and complete exams to maximise the chances of success. Written specifically for psychology students by an experienced psychology educator, Study and Communication Skills for Psychology is the essential guide to getting the most out of your studies. Online resources Study and Communication Skills for Psychology is accompanied by a range of online resources, including For students: Sample essays Sample research papers Sample lab reports Referencing exercises Academic misconduct awareness exercises Poster templates For lecturers: Figures from the book in electronic format, ready to download Writing skills handout PowerPoint slides and seminar exercises on essay writing and lab reports Additional referencing exercises PowerPoint slides on academic misconduct awareness PowerPoint slides on presentation skills
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Essential Abnormal and Clinical Psychology

Author: Matt Field,Sam Cartwright-Hatton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 147393401X

Category: Psychology

Page: 360

View: 3243

Instructors - Electronic Inspection Copies are available or contact your local sales representative for an Inspection Copy of the print version. This essential introduction to abnormal and clinical psychology explores the key areas, controversies and debates in the field and encourages students to think critically. Key features of this textbook include: The latest updates from DSM-5 and ICD-10 and a balanced critique of the diagnostic approach, keeping students at the forefront of the developments and debates in the field "Essential Debate" and "Essential Experience" boxes that encourage critical thinking and provide case study examples to help students critique the findings and apply them in practice Concise chapters providing students with the essentials they need to get a good grade in their module in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology Additional student resources available on the companion website (https://study.sagepub.com/fieldcartwrighthatton). Suitable for all students taking Abnormal and Clinical Psychology modules.
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Health Psychology

Author: Jane Ogden

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335243843

Category: Psychology

Page: 589

View: 4561

This new edition is a comprehensive and accessible guide, examining health behaviours through reviewing the key research in this growing field.
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Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology

Author: Ronald J. Comer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429216336

Category: Psychology

Page: 489

View: 5090

This text is ideal for introducing students to the realities of living with, treating, and researching psychological disorders. Using a multitude of examples of real people and disorders, Comer presents the material in a way that connects to students' lives. The new edition fully embraces diagnostic and definition changes introduced by the DSM-5.
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Female Perversions

The Temptations of Emma Bovary

Author: Louise J. Kaplan

Publisher: Jason Aronson Incorporated

ISBN: 9780765700865

Category: Bovary, Emma (Fictitious character)

Page: 580

View: 9220

Louise J. Kaplan challenges the traditional view that perversion represents deviant sexual behavior in this "fascinating and ambitious new study".--The New York Times Book Review. "This masterful study breaks new ground in our understanding of sexuality, gender roles and the way modern society trivializes erotic expression".--Publishers Weekly.
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Handbook of Psychopathology in Intellectual Disability

Research, Practice, and Policy

Author: Elias Tsakanikos,Jane McCarthy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146148250X

Category: Psychology

Page: 405

View: 6547

The complex intersecting of genetic, biological, and environmental factors can make intellectual impairments difficult for clinicians to assess and treat. When such comorbid conditions as substance abuse or bipolar disorder are part of the equation, so are increased risks for clinical uncertainties and therapeutic dead-ends. The Handbook of Psychopathology in Intellectual Disability reflects the diversity of its subject in prevalence and presentation, testing methods and treatment options. Besides focusing on specific pathologies as they affect the course of intellectual disability (ID), its coverage spans the field from in-depth analyses of psychosocial aspects of ID to promising new findings in genetics and the ongoing challenge of providing personalized care tailored to individual client needs. Expert contributors bridge gaps between the evidence base and best practices and improved policy for maximum utility. In addition, chapters are written to benefit the widest variety of professionals treating clients with ID across disciplines. Key areas featured in the Handbook include: General issues and assessment methods. Core etiological approaches, including neuroimaging. Comorbid psychopathology, including mood, anxiety, and personality disorders. Common clinical conditions, such as ADHD, autism, and behavior problems. Medical and psychological interventions as well as community and inpatient services. Future directions in research and evidence-based practices. The Handbook of Psychopathology in Intellectual Disability is an essential reference for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as clinicians and other scientist-practitioners in clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work, rehabilitation medicine, public health, and neuropsychology.
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Personality Development

A Psychoanalytic Perspective

Author: Debbie Hindle,Marta Vaciago Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134681690

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 3911

Personality Development is a comprehensive overview of infant observation and personality development. It starts at inter-utero life and goes through to adulthood, focusing on the emotional tasks involved at each stage of development and the interplay of internal processes and external circumstances. Contents include: * intra-uterine life and the experience of birth * babyhood: becoming a person in the family * the toddler and the wider world * the latency period. Using clinical and observational material, it will be of interest to those teaching personality development courses, as well as mental health and child care professionals.
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