What is Clinical Psychology?

Paperback | June 16, 2014

EditorSusan Llewelyn, David J. Murphy

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The number of people working in the field of clinical psychology has expanded significantly in recent years, in part thanks to the introduction of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme.The fifth edition of this very popular text has been extensively re-written and updated by two well respected and well known editors who are closely connected with recent developments in the profession of clinical psychology. It includes sixteen chapters that cover all the major domains of clinical practice, from work in primary care or with children and families, to clinical psychology as it is practiced with those with severe and enduring mental health problems, and those with eating disorders, to the work of clinicalpsychologists in forensic settings or in leadership positions. It also includes recent innovations in service provision such the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (IAPT). The book opens with an overview of professional practice and a clear introduction to the major competencies and theories used by practitioners, followed by a series of chapters that are authored by practising clinical psychologists who all have extensive experience in their specialist areas. Thesechapters effectively and vividly describe the application of the reflective scientist practitioner model of working. The book concludes with a wide-ranging consideration of likely future developments and challenges. The text also addresses key issues including ethics, diversity and team working. Akey feature is the provision of a living sense of what the job entails, while an appendix provides guidance on training routes.This volume clearly demonstrates that clinical psychology is a highly effective profession, which applies understandings and findings from the discipline of psychology to clinical contexts in order to ameliorate people's distress and to support their wellbeing.

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The number of people working in the field of clinical psychology has expanded significantly in recent years, in part thanks to the introduction of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme.The fifth edition of this very popular text has been extensively re-written and updated by two well respected and well known ...

Professor Susan Llewelyn is Professor of Clinical Psychology at Oxford University, and Senior Research Fellow, Harris Manchester College, Oxford, as well as Consultant Clinical Psychologist with Oxford Health NHS FT. For the past 15 years she has been Course Director of the Oxford Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology. She trained as...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pagesPublished:June 16, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. David Murphy and Susan Llewelyn: Introduction: What is Clinical Psychology?2. Susan Llewelyn and David Murphy: Competencies and models in clinical psychology3. John Cape and Yvonne Millar: Working in primary health care4. Duncan Law: Working with children and young people5. John Hanna: Working with severe mental health problems6. Cath Burley: Working with older people7. Hannah Turner: Working with eating disorders8. Steve Carnaby: Working with people with intellectual disabilities9. Jeremy Tudway and Matthew Lister: Working in forensic mental health settings10. Frank Ryan: Working with Addictions11. Nick Grey and Sue Clohessy: Working with Trauma12. David Murphy and Elenor Mclaren: Working with people who have physical health problems13. Katherine Carpenter and Andy Tyerman: Working in clinical neuropsychology14. Susan Llewelyn: Clinical psychology in teams and leadership15. Kamel Chahal: Working with cultural diversity16. David Murphy and Susan Llewelyn: The future of clinical psychologyAppendix 1: Training as a clinical psychologist