Essentials of Abnormal Psychology provides students and professionals with a concise overview of the major topics in abnormal psychology as well as chapters on the leading categories of disorders such as eating disorders, schizophrenic disorders, personality disorders, and substance-related disorders. This book utilizes the popular Essentials format and makes a perfect companion to primary texts on the topic or a useful study guide.As part of the Essentials of Behavioral Science series, this book provides information mental health professionals need to practice knowledgably, efficiently, and ethically in today's behavioral healthcare environment. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as "Test Yourself" questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.Condensing the wide-ranging topics of the field into a concise, accessible format for handy and quick-reference, Essentials of Abnormal Psychology is an invaluable tool for learning as well as a convenient reference for established mental health professionalsOther titles in the Essentials of Behavioral Science series:Essentials of Child PsychopathologyEssentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral SciencesEssentials of Psychological TestingEssentials of Research Design and Methodology
Andrew R. Getzfeld received his BA in psychology from Vassar College, his MSSW from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He has frequently presented a APA and NASP, and has chaired poster sessions for Psi Chi at EPA. Andrew holds licenses in both New York and New Jersey- as a licensed master social worker in New York, and as a certified school psychologist, certified school social worker and a certified alcohol and drug counselor in New Jersey. Presently an Associate Professor in the psychology department at New Jersey City University, and an Adjunct Associate Professor teaching graduate courses in the psychology department at New York University, Andrew's areas of interest include eating disorders and the addictions, abnormal psychology, child development, and psychopharmacology. Andrew also serves as a Psi Chi Faculty Consultant and is the Psi Chi Faculty Advisor at New Jersey City University. His first book, Abnormal Psychology Casebook: A New Perspective, was published by Pearson Prentice Hall in 2004. In his limited leisure time he enjoys international and national travel, swimming, reading voraciously, writing books, watching movies, playing the occasional computer game, and spending as much time as possible with his family, especially his extremely precious 4-year old daughter Anya.