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Introduction to Clinical Psychology

Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Author: Jeffrey Hecker - Geoffrey Thorpe
ISBN 13: 9780205277742
ISBN 10: 205277748
Edition: 1
Publisher: Psychology Press
Publication Date: 2004-01-13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 614
List Price: $221.95

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.