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Clinical psychology : a very short introduction / Susan Llewelyn and Katie Aafjes-van Doorn.

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Very short introductions ; 521.
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  • ISBN: 0198753896
  • ISBN: 9780198753896
  • Physical Description: xviii, 132 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm.
  • Publisher: Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-127) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Clinical psychologists at work -- From the cradle to the grave -- Tools of the trade -- Frameworks used by clinical psychologists -- Developing our identity as reflective scientist-practitioners -- Current agreements and debates -- Extending the reach of clinical psychology.
Summary, etc.:
Clinical psychology' makes a significant contribution to mental health care across the world. The essence of the discipline is the creative application of the knowledge base of psychology to the unique, personal experiences of individuals who are facing difficulties or changes in their lives. Rather than addressing such experiences as primarily a medical, political or legal problem, clinical psychologists approach personal distress as an unhappy outcome of certain ways of thinking, behaving and relating, often occurring within difficult social, cultural or economic circumstances. Clinical psychologists work with people to try and help them change what is distressing or concerning them, based on a belief in the value of the individual to determine what happens to them and on the importance of using approaches which have been demonstrated through research to be effective. In this Very Short Introduction, Susan Llewellyn and Katie Aafjes-van Doorn provide insights into the world of clinical psychologists and their clients or patients, and cover the range of domains of practice, the difficulties tackled, and the approaches and models used. They consider the challenges and controversies facing the profession today, and also how it varies across the globe.
Subject: Clinical psychology.
Psychology, Clinical.

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