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Guide to Board Certification in Clinical Psychology

Guide to Board Certification in Clinical Psychology Author Fred L. Alberts, Jr., PhD, ABPP
ISBN-10 9780826199911
Release 2013-07-01
Pages 180
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ì[T]he increasing emphasis on quality in health care reform will almost certainly advantage psychologists who become Board Certified. The credential will increasingly become expected as a quality differentiator in the community.... In preparing this book the highly experienced authors, with many years of service as ABPP examiners, have provided a comprehensive and thoughtful guide to assist you in completing the process successfully.î From the Foreword by Gerald P. Koocher, PhD, ABPPDePaul University Past President, American Psychological Association This practical guide to successfully achieving Board Certification in Clinical Psychology offers experience-based methods for increasing applicant success rates. Written by a team of accomplished clinical psychologists who are experienced mentors and former American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) examiners who have participated in the work of ABPP Academies, it is the only guide to focus specifically on the clinical psychology specialty. It explains the many benefits of Board Certification, and is replete with practical advice on all aspects of the three-step certification process that includes credentialing, practice samples, and the oral examination. The guide discusses how to find the right mentor, set realistic preparation timelines, create exemplary practice samples, and prepare for the oral exam. It provides examples of application elements such as professional work statements, practice examples, oral exam questions, and excerpts from a simulated transcript of an oral exam session. Helpful tips and handy checklists reinforce each stage of the process. The guide examines and dispels myths surrounding Board Certification that promote unnecessary anxiety, and offers examples of pitfalls to avoid during the application process. Key Features: Provides practical advice for successfully obtaining Board Certification in Clinical Psychology Is the only guide available that focuses exclusively on the Clinical Psychology certification Authored by experienced clinical psychologists who have long served as ABPP examiners and mentors to applicants, as well as leaders in the ABPP Academies Contains examples of application elements, including professional statements, practice samples, and oral exam questions Includes excerpts from a simulated transcript of an oral exam session



Becoming Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology

Becoming Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology Author Christine Maguth Nezu
ISBN-10 9780195372434
Release 2009-07-30
Pages 174
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For the past 60 years, the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) has been the premier credentialing agency for psychologists. ABPP is increasingly recognized as a highly valuable standard of specialty competency through the board certification process. For specialty recognition, some jurisdictions require ABPP certification, with more states getting involved each year. Additionally, there is increasing recognition of the importance of the ABPP credential by employers such as hospitals and health service systems, and organizations such as the US Public Health Service, the US Department of Defense, and the Department of Veteran Affairs. This edited book provides a comprehensive description and hands-on, practical guide for individuals seeking certification from any one of the 13 specialty boards of the American Board of Professional Psychology. The book contains answers to frequent areas of inquiry and questions posed by potential candidates. In addition to providing a brief description of the history and mission of ABPP, the book offers step-by-step information concerning the "where, what, and how" of the board certification process. Finally, never-before offered information is provided, such as what pitfalls to avoid, and how to get further involved in the profession as a board certified psychologist.



Board Certification in Clinical Neuropsychology

Board Certification in Clinical Neuropsychology Author Kira E. Armstrong
ISBN-10 0199712271
Release 2008-07-14
Pages 144
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The authors demystify the ABPP-CN board certification process and provide specific guidance, tips, recommendations, and direction for neuropsychologists ready to pursue the diplomate status through the ABCN. The book complements existing educational information about board certification, including materials provided through AACN workshops and the AACN Study Guide. All the authors hold ABCN diplomate status, having successfully navigated the process within the last five years, and are accomplished educators who have trained and mentored numerous colleagues, from graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to professional peers. They are also founding members and part of the leadership council for 'Be Ready for ABPP in Neuropsychology' (BRAIN), an organization dedicated soley to facilitating completion of the ABPP-CN certification process by competent clinical neuropsychologists. The authors are thus uniquely qualified to provide essential advice about this potentially intimidating process with empathy, wisdom, and humor.



Clinical Neuropsychology Study Guide and Board Review

Clinical Neuropsychology Study Guide and Board Review Author Kirk J. Stucky
ISBN-10 9780199896677
Release 2014
Pages 641
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The Clinical Neuropsychology Study Guide and Board Review provides an easy to study volume with sample questions and recommended readings that are specifically designed to help individuals prepare for the ABCN written examination. In addition, this book can also be used as a teaching tool for graduate students and trainees at various levels. The book is divided into three sections: Section 1: Foundations of Clinical Neuropsychology; Section II: Fundamentals of Assessment; and Section III: Disorders and Conditions. The format is geared toward exam preparation and is much less dense than a typical textbook. Materials are provided in a concise, outlined manner, with liberal use of bullets, boxes, and illustrations/tables that allow readers to easily review and integrate information into their already established knowledge base. To augment the study guide, a recommended readings list at the end of each chapter provides references to more comprehensive materials considered important or seminal in each topic area.



Insider s Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology

Insider s Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology Author Michael A. Sayette
ISBN-10 9781462535675
Release 2018-02-16
Pages 475
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This trusted, bestselling guide--now updated for 2018/2019--is the resource you can rely on for profiles of more than 300 graduate clinical and counseling psychology programs, plus expert advice for choosing and getting into the right one. Based on intensive research, the Insider's Guide offers information and guidance not available from any other source. It provides details on each program's specializations or tracks, admission requirements, acceptance rates, financial aid, research areas, and clinical opportunities. You get invaluable tips for completing prerequisite coursework, accumulating clinical and research experience, and developing polished application materials and personal statements. Special features include a handy time line and planning and decision-making worksheets. The 2018/2019 Edition incorporates profiles of eight additional programs as well as the latest information on GRE preparation, student loans, and more.



The Neuropsychology Fact Finding Casebook

The Neuropsychology Fact Finding Casebook Author Kirk J. Stucky
ISBN-10 9780199350605
Release 2017-02-03
Pages 328
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Formal training in clinical neuropsychology introduces trainees to diverse patient populations with a variety of conditions and disorders. Learning to competently apply a structured, fact-finding approach to case conceptualization, differential diagnosis, and treatment planning is an essential goal at all levels of training. This approach provides a valuable exercise and method of examining practitioner competence. The structured approach to case analysis promotes good clinical decision making, and exercises based on such an approach can help prepare clinicians for the oral exams that are a part of board certification. The Neuropsychology Fact-Finding Casebook is a resource for both supervisors and trainees in clinical neuropsychology, as well as for clinicians preparing for board certification. The volume provides 24 compelling and diverse fact-finding cases, one for each month of a two-year residency. Each case is presented in a stepwise fashion: presenting problem and referral question, background information and patient report, behavioral observations, and test findings. At the end of each case, a summary, diagnostic impression, recommendations, and questions are provided to assess, reinforce, and teach core competencies; an outcome section describes what occurred after the full case evaluation is completed; and critical teaching points are discussed. This Casebook is a standardized approach to fact-finding that training programs at various levels can use to help trainees develop such evaluation skills.



Insider s Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology

Insider s Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology Author John C. Norcross
ISBN-10 9781462525799
Release 2016-01-04
Pages 442
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This perennial bestseller is the resource you can rely on to help you select--and get into--the graduate clinical or counseling psychology programs that meet your needs. The Insider's Guide is based on intensive research and includes information and step-by-step guidance not available from any other source. In-depth profiles on more than 300 accredited programs provide details on specializations or tracks, admission requirements, acceptance rates, financial aid, research areas, clinical opportunities, and more. Special features include tips on completing prerequisite coursework, accumulating clinical and research experience, and writing your CV. A handy time line pinpoints important steps to take in the months and years leading up to submitting your applications. Planning and decision-making worksheets help you streamline the selection process and identify your top choices. The 2016/2017 Edition features updates throughout and new content on student loans, internship match rates, and GRE preparation.



Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology

Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology Author Joel E. Morgan
ISBN-10 9781351985987
Release 2017-12-06
Pages 1128
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The first edition of the Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology set a new standard in the field in its scope, breadth, and scholarship. The second edition comprises authoritative chapters that will both enlighten and challenge readers from across allied fields of neuroscience, whether novice, mid-level, or senior-level professionals. It will familiarize the young trainee through to the accomplished professional with fundamentals of the science of neuropsychology and its vast body of research, considering the field’s historical underpinnings, its evolving practice and research methods, the application of science to informed practice, and recent developments and relevant cutting edge work. Its precise commentary recognizes obstacles that remain in our clinical and research endeavors and emphasizes the prolific innovations in interventional techniques that serve the field’s ultimate aim: to better understand brain-behavior relationships and facilitate adaptive functional competence in patients. The second edition contains 50 new and completely revised chapters written by some of the profession's most recognized and prominent scholar-clinicians, broadening the scope of coverage of the ever expanding field of neuropsychology and its relationship to related neuroscience and psychological practice domains. It is a natural evolution of what has become a comprehensive reference textbook for neuropsychology practitioners.



Your Practicum in Psychology

Your Practicum in Psychology Author Janet R. Matthews
ISBN-10 1433820005
Release 2015-05
Pages 312
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A comprehensive and practical guide for graduate students about to embark on their first practicum experience.



The Portable Mentor

The Portable Mentor Author Mitchell J. Prinstein
ISBN-10 9781461439943
Release 2012-09-14
Pages 370
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The ten year anniversary of the book offers an excellent opportunity to publish a second edition. Several aspects of the book have evolved considerably since its first printing. For instance, substantial revision to the internship, licensure, and certification processes has occurred, and are reflected in this resource. Much of the literature on clinical psychology, cultural sensitivity, and the current job market is updated. Changes in technology have large effects on teaching and practicing clinical psychology. These modifications are needed to offer appropriate and updated information for students. In short, virtually every chapter has substantial modification to ensure that the material is accurate and up to date.



Getting the Most Out of Clinical Training and Supervision

Getting the Most Out of Clinical Training and Supervision Author Carol A. Falender
ISBN-10 1433810492
Release 2012
Pages 304
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Clinical training in psychotherapy is challenging for supervisees, many of whom are unsure how to navigate the supervisory process and effectively build clinical skills and professional competence. This volume, aimed at students and interns, is written in a user-friendly, interactive style with "real life" case examples and reflection activities. The authors describe how to establish effective working relationships with supervisors and understand the evaluation process. Empirically-supported yet highly practical, this book normalizes the anxieties and conflicts that typically arise during supervision and will be welcomed by students and interns at all levels of experience.



Handbook of Research Methods in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology

Handbook of Research Methods in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology Author Dean McKay
ISBN-10 9781412916301
Release 2008
Pages 586
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The Handbook of Research Methods in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology presents a diverse range of areas critical to any researcher or student entering the field. It provides valuable information on the foundations of research methods, including validity in experimental design, ethics, and statistical methods. The contributors discuss design and instrumentation for methods that are particular to abnormal and clinical psychology, including behavioral assessment, psychophysiological assessment and observational methods. They also offer details on new advances in research methodology and analysis, such as meta-analysis, taxometric methods, item response theory, and approaches to determining clinical significance. In addition, this volume covers specialty topics within abnormal and clinical psychology from forensic psychology to behavior genetics to treatment outcome methods.



Understanding Somatization in the Practice of Clinical Neuropsychology

Understanding Somatization in the Practice of Clinical Neuropsychology Author Greg J. Lamberty
ISBN-10 9780195328271
Release 2007-12-19
Pages 131
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Understanding Somatization in the Practice of Clinical Neuropsychology is written for neuropsychologists who wish to improve their ability to diagnose and treat, or recommend treatment for, patients with somatoform disorders. It blends evidence-based recommendations with sound practical advice for working with these challenging patients. A Continuing Education (CE) component administered by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology is included, as is access to the author's workshop presentation materials.



Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology

Handbook of Rehabilitation Psychology Author Robert G. Frank
ISBN-10 1433804441
Release 2010
Pages 504
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The book covers rehabilitation in hospitals, rehab centers and programs, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, ambulatory care settings, and schools. It includes sections on clinical conditions, assessment, clinical interventions, pediatrics, critical topics, and professional issues. It updates and significantly revises the first edition to account for fast-paced developments in the field



Clinician s Guide to Psychological Assessment and Testing

Clinician s Guide to Psychological Assessment and Testing Author John M. Spores, PhD, JD
ISBN-10 9780826199874
Release 2012-09-18
Pages 448
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"Overall, this is an excellent guide to the use and administration of psychological tests. It provides straightforward directions and instructions on how to utilize testing in such a way as to better inform clinical practice. I could see this book as a mainstay on any counselorís bookshelf, especially those who are seeking a way to utilize standardized testing in their practice."--The Professional Counselor Journal ìFinally, a detailed and crystal clear guide to psychological assessment that effectively integrates 'best practices' with the realities of negotiating the mental health care system and insurance providers. I plan to draw on this practical guide in my private practice and to incorporate it as a required text in my advanced counseling assessment classes at both the masterís and doctoral level. This book is a treasure for any mental health professional involved in psychological assessment.î Joseph G. Ponterotto, PhD Professor of Counseling Psychology, Fordham University Standardized psychological testing is often essential for reliably determining the presence of a wide range of psychiatric and personality disorders, along with effectively addressing related issues that may require a psychological referral. This nuts-and-bolts guide to conducting efficient and accurate psychological testing in clinical settings provides mental health professionals with experienced guidance in the entire process, and includes a complete set of forms and templates for all aspects of assessment and testing, from the initial referral and diagnostic interview to the final report. Based on the authorís experience with over two thousand psychological and neuropsychological testing cases, this highly practical book presents a standardized process of assessment, testing, interpretation, report-writing, and presenting feedback to patients, family members, and other professionals. Actual case examples of patients from a wide age range illustrate the assessment and testing process in action. The text provides printed and electronic versions of referral and related forms, initial psychological assessment report templates that include critical areas of coverage for obtaining insurance approval, and interpretation tables for an exceptional inventory of key standardized psychological tests. Integral to the book is a review of psychological tests in seven key categories that most effectively address differential diagnostic dilemmas and related referral questions that clinicians are likely to encounter in practice. It also provides effective strategies for selecting the appropriate tests based on the particular diagnostic questions, guidance for successfully obtaining insurance approval for a targeted yet feasible number of testing hours, and an efficient system for simultaneous test interpretation and report writing. Key Features: Includes an overview of the assessment process, from the initial referral to completion of the final report Features effective reviews of commonly used tests, including neuropsychological, intelligence, personality, and behavioral inventories Includes print and digital templates and forms for all phases of assessment and testing Aids clinicians in both private practice and other health care settings to work within managed care and be effectively reimbursed for services Includes information on conducting forensic competency to stand trial assessments, including the authorís new measure of assessing a defendantís understanding of the legal system



Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists

Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists Author Mark Muse
ISBN-10 9781118235089
Release 2012-03-22
Pages 384
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Praise for Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists "Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists is a remarkably thorough introductory textbook for integrating psychotropic drug prescribing into psychological practices. It covers basic concepts in physiology, neurology, and pharmacology in easily understood language. Not only is this book a requirement for any psychologist seeking to gain prescriptive authority, but it is also helpful for any mental health clinician who collaborates with prescribers of any discipline. I recommend it highly." —Daniel Carlat, MD, Editor in Chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report "An important resource for any psychologist who is preparing to become a prescribing psychologist or for any psychologist who wants to be informed about the practice of medical psychology." —Joseph E. Comaty, PhD, MP, coauthor of A Primer of Drug Action "Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists is an excellent treatise written by psychologists for psychologists." —From the Foreword by Patrick H. DeLeon, PhD, and Jack G. Wiggins, PhD, former presidents of the American Psychological Association An essential and practical guide to integrating psychopharmacology into clinical practice Edited by medical psychologists with contributions by notable experts in their respective specialties, Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists covers key topics including: Ethics, standards of care, laws, and regulations relevant to clinical psychopharmacology Disorders of the nervous system, with particular relevance to psychopharmacology Use of comprehensive diagnostic strategies to establish differential diagnoses among possible medical and psychological symptoms Integration of pharmacotherapy with psychotherapy This essential book also provides an introduction to the qualifying exam for psychologists seeking specialty training in psychopharmacology, the Psychopharmacology Exam for Psychologists (PEP). The PEP-like practice test is available on the companion CD-ROM.



Treating Disruptive Disorders

Treating Disruptive Disorders Author George M. Kapalka
ISBN-10 9781317963271
Release 2015-03-02
Pages 274
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Treating Disruptive Disorders is a practical book for busy clinicians—psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health counselors, clinical social workers, and more—as well as students, interns, or residents in the mental health professions. It distills the most important information about combined as well as solitary treatments of a variety of psychological disorders characterized by disruptive behaviors, including those where disruptive aspects are part of core symptoms (like ADHD, ODD, or conduct disorder), and those where disruptive features are commonly associated with core symptoms (like mood, personality, and cognitive/developmental disorders). In addition to an analysis of the best in evidence-based practice and research, the volume also includes brief clinical vignettes to help present the material in an easily accessible, understandable, readable, and relevant format. The chapter authors are experts in the treatment of these disorders and review a wide variety of empirically supported treatments for children, adolescents, and adults.