Thoroughly revised, and fully updated for DSM-5, the new edition of this practice-focused book guides clinical psychology trainees through a field which is rapidly evolving. Through real-world exploration of the scientist-practitioner model, the book helps readers to develop the core competencies required in an increasingly interdisciplinary healthcare environment. New chapters cover brief interventions, routine monitoring of treatment progress, and managing alliance ruptures. Practical skills such as interviewing, diagnosis, assessment, treatment and case management are discussed with emphasis on the question “how would a scientist-practitioner think and act?” By demonstrating how an evidence-base can influence every decision that a clinical psychologist makes, the book equips trainees to deliver the accountable, efficient, effective client-centred service which is demanded of professionals in the modern integrated care setting. Essential reading for all those enrolled in, or contemplating, postgraduate studies in clinical psychology.
Many illustrative case examples show readers how to translate their knowledge into practice
Updated for the DSM-5, giving readers the latest information from the industry standard
Includes information about an online system for monitoring clinical outcomes which readers can use in their own practice
1. A science-informed model of clinical psychology practice
2. Relating with clients
3. Assessing clients
4. Monitoring client progress
5. Linking assessment to treatment: case formulation
6. Treating clients
7. Brief interventions
8. Group treatment
9. Program evaluation
10. Case management
12. Managing ruptures in therapeutic alliance
13. Respecting the humanity of clients: cross-cultural and ethical aspects of practice
14. Working in rural and remote settings
15. Psychologists as health care providers
About the Authors:
Andrew C. Page is Winthrop Professor at the School of Psychology, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.
Werner G. K. Stritzke is Associate Professor at the School of Psychology, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.