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The Skeleton Cupboard The Making of a Clinical Psychologist

The Skeleton Cupboard  The Making of a Clinical Psychologist Author Tanya Byron
ISBN-10 9781250053800
Release 2015-04-07
Pages 320
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The gripping, unforgettable, and deeply affecting story of a young clinical psychologist learning how she can best help her patients, The Skeleton Cupboard is a riveting and revealing memoir that offers fascinating insight into the human mind. In The Skeleton Cupboard, Professor Tanya Byron recounts the stories of the patients who most influenced her career as a mental health practitioner. Spanning her years of training—years in which Byron was forced her to contend with the harsh realities of the lives of her patients and confront a dark moment in her own family's past—The Skeleton Cupboard is a compelling and compassionate account of how much health practitioners can learn from those they treat. Among others, we meet Ray, a violent sociopath desperate to be shown tenderness and compassion; Mollie, a talented teenager intent on starving herself; and Imogen, a twelve-year old so haunted by a secret that she's intent on killing herself. Byron brings the reader along as she uncovers the reasons each of these individuals behave the way they do, resulting in a thrilling, compulsively readable psychological mystery that sheds light on mental illness and what its treatment tells us about ourselves.



The Skeleton Cupboard

The Skeleton Cupboard Author Tanya Byron
ISBN-10 1447270215
Release 2015-04-23
Pages 320
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The Skeleton Cupboard is Professor Tanya Byron's account of her years of training as a clinical psychologist, when trainees find themselves in the toughest placements of their careers. Through the eyes of her naive and inexperienced younger self, Tanya shares remarkable stories inspired by the people she had the privilege to treat. Gripping, poignant and full of daring black humour, this book reveals the frightening and challenging induction faced by all mental health staff and highlights their incredible commitment to their patients.Powerfully moving and beautifully written, The Skeleton Cupboard shares the tales of ordinary people with an amazing resilience to the challenges of life.



The Skeleton Cupboard

The Skeleton Cupboard Author Tanya Byron
ISBN-10 9781443433952
Release 2015-04-07
Pages 304
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In my session with Imogen, the words were still not coming. I had to move past my own frustration and relax. But it is very hard to relax when you are looking into the eyes of a mute little girl who wants to be dead. You don’t want to relax; you want to pull her into your arms, hold her and then shake her until she tells you why. You long to say, "Why do you want to die? You’re twelve years old." Gripping, unforgettable and deeply affecting, The Skeleton Cupboard recounts the patient stories that most influenced Dr. Tanya Byron, covering years of training that forced her to confront the harsh realities of the lives of her patients and the demons of her own family history. Among others, we meet Ray, a violent sociopath desperate to be treated with tenderness and compassion; Mollie, a talented teenager intent on starving herself; and Imogen, a twelve-year-old so haunted by a secret that she’s intent on killing herself. Byron brings the reader along as she uncovers the reasons each of these individuals behave as they do, resulting in a thrilling, compulsively readable medical mystery that sheds light on mental illness and what its treatment tells us about ourselves.



Becoming a Clinical Psychologist

Becoming a Clinical Psychologist Author Steven Mayers
ISBN-10 9781351976084
Release 2018-07-20
Pages 146
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Becoming a Clinical Psychologist: Everything You Need to Know brings together all the information you need to pursue a career in this competitive field. This essential guide includes up-to-date information and guidance about a career in clinical psychology and gaining a place on clinical psychology training in the UK. It answers the questions all aspiring psychologists need to know, such as: What is clinical psychology? What is it like to train and work as a clinical psychologist? How to make the most of your work and research experience. How to prepare for clinical psychology applications and interviews. Is clinical psychology the right career for me? By cutting through all the jargon, and providing detailed interviews with trained and trainee clinical psychologists, Becoming a Clinical Psychologist will provide psychology graduates or undergrads considering a career in this area with all the tools they need.



Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology Author Alan Carr
ISBN-10 9780415683975
Release 2012
Pages 395
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Clinical Psychology is for students studying clinical psychology as part of an undergraduate programme in psychology, nursing, sociology or social and behavioural sciences. Undergraduate students who wish to know if postgraduate study in clinical psychology would be of interest to them will find this book particularly useful. The book will inform students about: the profession of clinical psychology how to get onto a clinical psychology postgraduate training programme the way clinical psychologists work with children, adolescents and adults with common psychological problems the main models of practice used by clinical psychologists, and the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of psychological interventions. There is a focus on both clinical case studies and relevant research, and the book includes summaries, revision questions, advice on further reading and a glossaryof key terms, all of which make it an excellent student-friendly introduction to an exceptionally interesting subject.



How to Become a Clinical Psychologist

How to Become a Clinical Psychologist Author Alice Knight
ISBN-10 9781135452988
Release 2005-07-05
Pages 136
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Based on information gathered from assistants, trainee clinical psychologists and clinical psychology course directors across the country, How to Become a Clinical Psychologist includes: information on work experience advice on job applications and interviews details of research projects and training guest chapters dealing with reflections from trainees and professional issues. This guide is the first of its kind and will be an essential companion for anyone interested in pursuing a career in clinical psychology.



Clinical Psychology for Trainees

Clinical Psychology for Trainees Author Andrew C. Page
ISBN-10 9781107613980
Release 2014-12-04
Pages 292
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Fully updated for DSM-5. Provides clinical psychology trainees with a practical template for incorporating the scientist-practitioner model into clinical practice.



A Short Introduction to Clinical Psychology

A Short Introduction to Clinical Psychology Author Katherine Cheshire
ISBN-10 0761947698
Release 2004-05-25
Pages 168
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A Short Introduction to Clinical Psychology gives an accessible overview of the field for psychology students and anyone considering training as a clinical psychologist. Setting out the theoretical and practical dimensions of clinical psychology, the authors examine its origins, knowledge base and applications with different client groups, in different contexts and through different modalities (individuals, groups, couples, families and organizations). They also highlight issues affecting everyday practice - from professional relationships to government policy. Drawing on the first-hand experiences of people who have recently qualified, the book describes the process of training and the transition that takes place from trainee to practitioner. Throughout, the book captures a sense of clinical psychology as a dynamic and changing field which has grown up fast alongside other more established professions involved in mental health care and which is continuing to evolve in response to contemporary needs. As an overview of the field, A Short Introduction to Clinical Psychology is an ideal text for undergraduate and post-graduate students in psychology and as initial reading for clinical psychology courses.



Clinical Psychology in Practice

Clinical Psychology in Practice Author Helen Beinart
ISBN-10 1444307967
Release 2009-10-06
Pages 408
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Academic, clinical and research aspects are offered in collaboration with clinical practitioners, who provide the clinical experience to foster the development of competencies in Health and Social Care. Provides a clear, authoritative and lively introduction to the practice of clinical psychology Explains succinctly the range of competencies which a psychologist is expected to possess, and how these can be applied in a variety of contexts Key issues covered include awareness of the social context, the need for responsive and flexible practice, and respect for diversity Examples and principles are provided which demonstrate the clinical psychologist in action, and explain why and how they work as they do



Tales from the Couch

Tales from the Couch Author Dr. Bob Wendorf
ISBN-10 9781631440304
Release 2015-11-24
Pages 224
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Tales from the Couch is collection of actual case studies and a primer on psychopathology, as well as a captivating reflection on the human condition. Drawn from Dr. Bob Wendorf’s thirty-six-year career years as a clinical psychologist, the book examines the lives of some of his most troubled patients, in a project that aims to both educate and fascinate the reader. Clinical syndromes are described and dramatized by real-life case examples (altered only as necessary to protect patient confidentiality). Each of the sixteen chapters focuses on a particular psychiatric diagnosis, including Multiple Personality Disorder, Asperger’s, and ADD. The clinical picture and symptoms are described and explained, then brought to life by case examples taken from the author’s practice. Dr. Wendorf presents the cases as a series of narratives—some dramatic, some humorous, most quite poignant. Along the way, the author offers his own reactions to the people and events described here and application to the general human condition as well. Tales from the Couch offers compelling stories of extraordinary people, clinical conditions, and events—both in and out of the therapy hour—while providing insights into the nature of human beings, mental illness, and the psychotherapeutic enterprise.



Abnormal And Clinical Psychology An Introductory Textbook

Abnormal And Clinical Psychology  An Introductory Textbook Author Bennett, Paul
ISBN-10 9780335237463
Release 2011-02-01
Pages 544
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What is Clinical Psychology

What is Clinical Psychology Author John S. Marzillier
ISBN-10 UOM:39015046477983
Release 1999
Pages 398
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Clinical psychology is one of the fastest growing health care professions within the UK National Health Service, and is increasingly important in other parts of northern Europe and English-speaking countries. This book explains what clinical psychology is, and what clinical psychologists do,to a non-specialist but informed readership. It explains the conceptual framework which clinical psychologists adopt, the rationale behind their techniques, and uses detailed case studies and examples to illustrate their material. It provides further accessible reading and a glossary of terms, tointroduce this growing area of work. The authors are all leading clinicians and researchers, and specialists in their fields. In line with previous editions, this third edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to take into account significant changes in the health care field. It alsoreflects the continued expansion of the profession of clinical psychology in the UK, Europe and elsewhere. A significant quantity of new material has been added including new chapters on clinical neuropsychology, physical disability and the work of the psychologist in general medical settings.Other significant new material covers changes to the training of clinical psychologists in the UK, psychological work with the severely mentally ill and developments in primary health care. From reviews of the second edition: This book presents an excellent, comprehensive overview of psychological interventions with clients in a variety of settings, and with differing types of difficulty. The role of the clinical psychologist is clearly described in a way that potentially makes an important contribution tointerdisciplinary understanding. Journal of Advanced Nursing Not only does the book succeed to a large extent in explaining what clinical psychology is, it also covers the why, how, when, where, with whom and to what effect of applying psychology in a clinical setting. The Psychologist What is Clinical Psychology? provides a wealth of information about psychological assessment, treatment and evaluation, about psychological models and interventions, and about how they are applied in the various settings in which clinical psychologists work. Clinical Psychology Forum



Becoming a Psychologist

Becoming a Psychologist Author BPP Learning Media
ISBN-10 9781445397382
Release 2012-12-01
Pages 191
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This book is designed to give you a comprehensive overview with everything you need to know about the world of psychology from preparing for a degree in psychology to developing a career within the discipline.



The Pocket Guide to Therapy

The Pocket Guide to Therapy Author Stephen Weatherhead
ISBN-10 9781446269022
Release 2011-11-10
Pages 272
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Trainees in all mental health professions need basic knowledge of the key therapeutic approaches in counselling and psychotherapy. The Pocket Guide to Therapy is therefore the essential companion, placing specific emphasis on practical application to guide the reader in the 'how to' of conducting each therapeutic model. Approaches covered include established models such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, narrative therapies such as Systemic Therapy and Solution-Focussed Brief Therapy, and more recent additions to mainstream therapy such as Mindfulness and Narrative Therapy. Each chapter is written by an up-and-coming name in the field of counselling and psychotherapy, offering a unique insight into the challenges and possibilities of training in each model. The book: - includes case examples from a wide range of mental health care settings - is embedded with extensive pedagogy, including worksheets, sample questions and diagrams - highlights the challenges, strengths and weaknesses of each approach - details the background to each model - focuses on the practical application of therapeutic models - discusses evidence-based practice and outcomes Written in language familiar to first-year trainees and using a range of features to enhance learning, this pocket guide is ideal for those embarking on mental health training across counselling, psychotherapy, psychology, health, nursing and social work. It will also serve as a reference point for more experienced readers looking to refresh their understanding of other approaches.



The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle Author Jeannette Walls
ISBN-10 9781439156964
Release 2009-10-06
Pages 288
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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.



A Selfie as Big as the Ritz

A Selfie as Big as the Ritz Author Lara Williams
ISBN-10 9781250126627
Release 2017-10-31
Pages 208
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“A dark wonder. An often harrowing (and in parts, very, very funny) debut, it targets the unfathomable nonsense of relationships, work and modern living with a keen eye, head-spinning wordplay and enough compassion to crush your heart. Buy it for everyone you know." —The Skinny She finds herself single, twenty-nine, partially-employed, and about a half a stone overweight. Roller dexter of eligible friends rattling thin. Thirties breathing down her neck like an inappropriate uncle. She jogs. Looks good in turquoise. Finds herself punctuating gas “better out than in!” patting her stomach like a department store Santa. This is who I am, she thinks. The women in Lara Williams’ debut story collection, A Selfie as Big as the Ritz, navigate the tumultuous interval between early twenties and middle age. In the title story, a relationship implodes against the romantic backdrop of Paris. In “One of Those Life Things,” a young woman struggles to say the right thing at her best friend’s abortion. In “Penguins,” a girlfriend tries to accept her boyfriend’s bizarre sexual fantasy. In “Treats,” a single woman comes to terms with her loneliness. As Williams’ characters attempt to lean in, fall in love, hold together a family, fend off loneliness, and build a meaningful life, we see them alternating between expectation and resignation, giddiness and melancholy, the rollercoaster we all find ourselves on.



Research Methods in Clinical Psychology

Research Methods in Clinical Psychology Author Chris Barker
ISBN-10 9781118773178
Release 2015-09-25
Pages 312
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Fully updated to reflect the latest developments, the third edition of Research Methods In Clinical Psychology offers a comprehensive introduction to the various methods, approaches, and strategies for conducting research in the clinical psychology field. Represents the most accessible, user-friendly introduction to conducting and evaluating research for clinical psychologists and related professionals Ideal for students and practitioners who wish to conduct their own research or gain a better understanding of published research Addresses important issues such as philosophical underpinnings of various methodologies, along with socio-political issues that arise in clinical and community settings Step-by-step guidance through all phases of a clinical psychology research project—from initial concept and groundwork, through to measurement, design, analysis, and interpretation Updates to this edition include new or expanded coverage of such topics as systematic review and literature searching methods, modern psychometric methods, guidance on choosing between different qualitative approaches, and conducting psychological research via the Internet