Offering state-of-the-art theoretical and empirical perspectives, A Casebook in Abnormal Psychology: From the Files of Experts features first-person accounts of compelling cases from leading experts in the field of psychopathology. These internationally respected authorities share stories from their files, bringing to light the complexity of diagnosis and treatment of a person with a disorder in their area of expertise. These master clinicians reveal their inner monologues to readers, providing a first-hand look at the clinical processes of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. In addition to relating fascinating stories about real people, each contributor offers a scholarly perspective on both the essential features of a disorder and the most current means of treating individuals with this disorder.
Unique in its assembly of eminent contributors and written in a highly consistent and accessible style, A Casebook in Abnormal Psychology serves as an ideal supplementary text for courses in abnormal psychology. Professionals and general readers interested in psychology will find it a rich source of first-person case material, which elucidates the approaches of current leaders in the field.