Contemporary Clinical Psychology

Contemporary Clinical Psychology

Thomas G. Plante PhD, ABPP, Santa Clara University


A realistic and contemporary portrayal of the dynamic field of clinical psychology

Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the most current topics professionals will face in clinical practice, the "Third Edition" takes an integrative biopsychosocial approach throughout and features:

New coverage of innovations in psychotherapy and their implications for interventions, changing populations, and assessment

Up-to-date discussion of empirically supported treatments, technology-assisted treatments such as Web-based interventions, and new cognitive behavior treatments such as ACT

Insights into prevention, ethics, evidence-based treatments, and confidentiality laws and regulations including HIPAA

Case studies detailing the theoretical conceptualization, assessment, and treatment of clients

Chapter-ending "Big Picture" synopses and lists of key points and terms, as well as unique "Real Students, Real Questions" sections featuring actual questions asked by clinical psychology students

Firsthand career advice from a diverse group of mental health professionals

Current and future trends, plus a step-by-step road map that covers all aspects of becoming a clinical psychologist

This broad-spectrum overview of the art and science of clinical psychology explores many different perspectives in many different settings. Author Thomas Plante draws from his own experience as a practicing clinician and college professor to reveal how science and application function together in the day-to-day practice of psychology.