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Introduction to Clinical Psychology, 8th Edition

By Geoffrey P. Kramer, Douglas A. Bernstein, Vicky Phares

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 12, 2013


The most current research and approaches to clinical psychology.


Designed to provide a thorough survey of the field, Introduction to Clinical Psychology, 7/e is accessible to all types of students. This text presents a scholarly portrayal of the history, content, professional functions, and the future of clinical psychology. Extensive use of case material and real-world applications illustrates each theoretical approach.


This text is available in a variety of formats — digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through CourseSmart, Amazon, and more.  


Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Understand the history, content, professional functions, and the future of clinical psychology.
  • Apply theoretical concepts to real-world clinical psychology.


Table of Contents

Section I: Basic Concepts

Chapter 1 What is Clinical Psychology?

Chapter 2 Clinical Psychology's Past and Present

Section II: Assessment

Chapter 3 Basic Features of Clinical Assessment

Chapter 4 Interviewing and Observation in Clinical Psychology

Chapter 5 Testing in Clinical Psychology

Section III: Clinical Interventions

Chapter 6 Basic Features of Clinical Interventions

Chapter 7 Psychodynamic and Humanistic Psychotherapies

Chapter 8 Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral

Chapter 9 Alternative Modes of Clinical Intervention

Chapter 10 Research on Clinical Intervention

Section IV: Some Clinical Specialties

Chapter 11 Clinical Child Psychology

Chapter 12 Health Psychology

Chapter 13 Clinical Neuropsychology

Chapter 14 Forensic Psychology

Section V: The Future of Clinical Psychology and Your Possible Place in It

Chapter 15 Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology

Chapter 16 Getting into Graduate School in Clinical Psychology


Introduction to Clinical Psychology, 8th Edition

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