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Paul Bennett
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1 Mar 2011 9780335237463 978-0335237463 3
"This book provided an invaluable orientation to the grounding theoretical principles of clinical health psychology, how this knowledge can be applied by psychologists in healthcare settings, particular assessment and intervention approaches and issues associated with working with patients in healthcare settings ... I would highly recommend this as a key text for clinical psychology trainees and postgraduates working or researching in medical settings across the lifespan, both as a general orientation tool and a resource to refer to with reference to specific presenting issues.
Fleur-Michelle Coiffait, Doctoral student, University of Edinburgh, UK

"The tone of this volume is well pitched; it is written in clear English yet without being over-simplified. New vocabulary is collated into ‘key terms’ boxes for easy reference at the end of the chapter – a useful device for the new student. Also proffered at chapter end are ‘For Discussion’ boxes, encouraging the reader to critically assess and compare the contents of the chapter, along with useful suggestions for further reading. With a good level of detail without swamping the reader, this volume is an excellent introduction to students of abnormal psychology."
Hayley Burgess, Psychology Graduate

Extensively updated, this popular textbook includes the latest research and therapeutic approaches, including third wave cognitive behavioural therapies, as well as developments in clinical practice. The book introduces and evaluates the conceptual models of mental health problems and their treatment, and provides valuable analyses of various disorders, such as schizophrenia and paedophilia. Each disorder is considered from a psychological, social and biological perspective and different intervention types are thoroughly investigated. The new edition also features

  • NEW case formulations to illustrate discussion of clinical work
  • NEW chapter on recent developments in cognitive behaviour therapy
  • NEW Key Terms boxes at the end of chapters
  • Updated Stop and Think boxes
  • Further reading extended with web linksAbnormal and Clinical Psychology 3rd edition is an indispensable guide for undergraduate students in psychology and health allied professions.

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    Product details

    • Paperback: 544 pages
    • Publisher: Open University Press; 3 edition (1 Mar 2011)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 9780335237463
    • ISBN-13: 978-0335237463
    • ASIN: 0335237460
    • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 19 x 2.3 cm
    • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 231,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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    Paul Bennett is a professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Swansea, UK. He previously taught psychology at Cardiff and Bristol Universities and worked as a clinical psychologist for the NHS.

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    4.0 out of 5 stars Great book 23 Sep 2012
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    Having applied for a Clinical Psychology MSc I was advised to buy this book to prepare for the MSc. The book is an excellent introduction to Clinical and Abnormal Psychology as it explains in sections the different theories and therapies used to treat mental health problems. The book begins by taking you through the various approaches to treatment such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The rest of the book is divided into chapters which explain specific disorders such as depression, schizophrenia and so on.

    Overall I found the book very useful, it is a good introductory textbook.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars very good introduction to clinical psychology 12 Jun 2014
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    Explains all the main disorders and conditions well and in enough depth. Interesting and clear explanations. I would recommend to other students.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars great 16 Feb 2014
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    great book easy to read needed this for my exam about causes for depression and treatment for anxiety, amazing book everything i needed to do well
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