About the Book
Psychopathology continues to rise in popularity as a course of study and many students go on to pursue a career in its associated profession of clinical psychology. To answer this need, Psychopathology has been designed to provide students with a comprehensive coverage of both psychopathology and clinical practice - including extensive coverage of assessment, etiology, and effective treatment techniques for a range of mental health issues. The emphasis in the book is on providing the student with a thorough academic knowledge of psychopathology, based on current research in a range of relevant areas.
In addition to establishing a working academic knowledge of psychopathology, the book also conveys some of the issues and challenges that face the clinical practitioner, and provides the reader with a realistic insight into what clinical psychologists do and how they do it. The initial chapters of Psychopathology deal with broader conceptual issues relating to the field, including the definition of psychopathology and its assessment tools, research methods, and treatment options. Subsequent chapters focus on a range of specific psychopathologies likely to be encountered by practicing psychologists.
The text is supplemented by a variety of features designed to broaden the student's understanding and facilitate effective teaching. These include:
- Highlighted boxes containing focus points, activities, research methods, treatment in practice, summary sections and more
- Case studies, research questions, chapter-by-chapter “learning outcomes”, further reading, advice and exercises
- A DVD that begins with useful re-enactments of actual patient interviews, designed to be viewed in conjunction with assessment and diagnostic information provided in the text, and continues with an introduction to clinical psychology training for those interested in pursuing a career in the field
- An accessible format with four-colour design throughout, an extensive glossary, author index, and subject index
Students will also find a range of resources available on this website, such as: learning objectives, a large bank of self-test questions, and different style tests, including an interactive multiple choice exercise. Visit our Student Resources page for full details.
We have also provided a range of password-protected resources specifically for instructors, including suggested essay and self-test questions, PDF versions of figures and plates in the book, and electronic chapters to enable quicker searching of terms and themes. Visit our Instructor Resources page for full details and to request access if you are using this book for your course.