The Resource An introduction to clinical psychology, edited by L.A. Pennington and Irwin A. Berg, (electronic resource)

An introduction to clinical psychology, edited by L.A. Pennington and Irwin A. Berg, (electronic resource)

Label
An introduction to clinical psychology
Title
An introduction to clinical psychology
Statement of responsibility
edited by L.A. Pennington and Irwin A. Berg
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This revised edition of An Introduction to Clinical Psychology, providing a survey of the clinician at work, has been written for the student who wishes to examine the new field and its pressing problems, its opportunities, approaches, and responsibilities. This book can also serve broadly to orient the clinician-in-training and to provide definite information for medical specialists, social workers, and all others who work coordinately in the clinical laboratory. It can give those in cognate disciplines word pictures of the training backgrounds and the duties of the newest addition to the professional team, the clinical psychologist. Numerous changes in content and arrangement from the first edition have been effected. Ten new chapters have been added, and those chapters retained from the previous edition have been carefully revised. Part I sets forth the historical development, current problems, and professional responsibilities of the field. Part II describes the tools with which the clinician works. No effort has been made to depict every instrument known to the psychodiagnostician. On the contrary, the emphasis is placed upon the rationale, the problems of reliability, validity, objectivity, and restricted areas of usefulness of these instruments. Part III approaches clinical activities with hypotheses, or "best guesses," to be checked and rechecked by recourse to the scientific method operative in the clinical laboratory. Although first mentioned at this point, the emphasis throughout the book is centered upon the problem approach, in contradistinction to testing for testing's sake. Part IV presents the views and describes illustratively the techniques of clinical psychologists in the field of psychological treatment. In Part V, the final chapter stresses the psychologist's ever-present role as a research worker in the clinical laboratory, the size of which few have yet ascertained by exploring experimentally and statistically its vast resources"--Publisher. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Additional physical form
Also issued in print
Cataloging source
DcWaAPA
Dewey number
  • 616.8
  • 616.8
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Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
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LC call number
RC467
LC item number
.P4 1954
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
An introduction to clinical psychology, edited by L.A. Pennington and Irwin A. Berg, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Control code
apa01859753
Dimensions
24 cm.)
Edition
2d ed
Extent
1 online resource (709 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
ill.
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Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
apa01859753

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