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Your Practicum in Psychology: A Guide for Maximizing Knowledge and Competence / Edition 1

Your Practicum in Psychology: A Guide for Maximizing Knowledge and Competence / Edition 1

by Janet R. Matthews, C. Eugene Walker
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Matthews (psychology, Loyola University of New Orleans) and Walker (University of Oklahoma Medical School) prepare students for field placement in mental health settings. Writing in a conversational style, they review background on psychopathology, medication, and ethical issues, and illustrate how to resolve common difficulties that may arise in a practicum placement. Numerous vignettes and case examples help readers to understand basic concepts. Annotation © 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591473282
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 01/28/2006
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 283
Product dimensions: 9.82(w) x 6.98(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors ix

Preface xi

Chapter 1 What You Get From a Practicum Janet R. Matthews C. Eugene Walker 3

Chapter 2 Characteristics of a Helping Relationship B. Max Price 21

Chapter 3 Developing Rapport Janet R. Matthews Lee H. Matthews 39

Chapter 4 Confidentiality and Other Ethical Issues Elizabeth Swenson 57

Chapter 5 Psychopathology and Use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Amanda S. Cherry Noel J. Jacobs Timothy S. Thornberry Jr. Stephen R. Gillaspy 75

Chapter 6 Psychological Assessment Lee H. Matthews 107

Chapter 7 Interventions: Evidence-Based Treatments Peter E. Nathan Morgan T. Sammons 129

Chapter 8 The Use of Medicine in the Treatment of Mental Disorders Bruce K. McCormick 155

Chapter 9 Special Issues in Working With Children Jean C. Elbert 177

Chapter 10 Special Issues in Working With Older Persons Sara H. Qualls Daniel L. Segal Kimberly E. Hiroto 203

Chapter 11 Mental Health Professions Janet R. Matthews C. Eugene Walker 225

Index 241

About the Editors 255

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