Abnormal and Clinical Psychology: An Introductory Textbook, Paperback Book

Abnormal and Clinical Psychology: An Introductory Textbook Paperback


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


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Open University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Abnormal psychology
  • ISBN: 9780335237463



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