This text provides a broad overview of Clinical Psychology that introduces students to this interesting, diverse, and expanding discipline.
The text approaches clinical psychology in 4 main ways:
- Emphasis upon science—the text examines and critiques research and practice in clinical psychology from a scientific perspective.
- Emphasis upon controversies—The field of psychology was shaped by controversies; this text examines the conflict and controversies that continue to shape the discipline.
- Emphasis upon contemporary clinical psychology—the text examines the field of contemporary clinical psychology.
- Emphasis upon ethics—every chapter discusses ethical dilemmas faced by clinical psychologists.