Clinical Psychology: Adult

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIAAP Handbook of Applied Psychology
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9781405193313
StatePublished - Apr 20 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)


  • Clinical psychologists, adapting their methodological expertise -in conducting research on different forms of psychotherapy
  • Clinical psychology -and the adult
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) -behavior therapy, application of classical and operant conditioning principles to psychiatric disorders
  • Efficacy and effectiveness research -clinical research on CBT, into areas of treatment of clinical disorders
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), by Klerman, Weissman, Rounsaville, & Chevron -IPT, a structured, manual-based treatment implemented on individual or group basis
  • Mechanisms of therapy outcome -understanding mechanisms of change, how treatments achieve their effects
  • Recent history and current status of clinical psychology -in North America and the United Kingdom
  • So-called golden age of clinical psychology in US -short-lived, confronted by internal and external forces
  • Treatment outcomes, enhanced -if we could match treatments to specific problems in particular patients
  • World War II, and its aftermath -witnessing the end of the psychoanalytic hegemony of psychotherapy

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