Table of contents

  1. Intervention and Treatment for Children and Adolescents

    1. Patrick C. Friman, Kurt A. Freeman
      Pages 1371-1402
    2. Christine A. Conelea, Benjamin T. P. Tucker, Douglas W. Woods
      Pages 1403-1428
    3. David M. Garner, Christopher D. Keiper
      Pages 1429-1460
    4. Brad Donohue, Kendra Tracy, Ashli J. Sheidow
      Pages 1461-1480
    5. Elaine K. Martin, Christopher Campbell, David J. Hansen
      Pages 1481-1514
    6. Lenore E. Walker
      Pages 1515-1540
    7. Barry R. Burkhart, Patrick K. Cook
      Pages 1541-1562
    8. Gregory A. Fabiano, Rebecca K. Vujnovic, Meaghan E. Pariseau
      Pages 1563-1588
    9. Amanda A. Drews, Brenda Bursch
      Pages 1589-1616
  2. Special Topics

    1. Nirbhay N. Singh, Ashvind N. Singh, Giulio E. Lancioni, Angela D. Adkins
      Pages 1617-1653
    2. Alyson Williams, Jessica Bolton
      Pages 1655-1684
    3. James K. Luiselli, Derek D. Reed, Brian K. Martens
      Pages 1685-1706
    4. Sandra Twardosz, Vey M. Nordquist
      Pages 1707-1730
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 1731-1827

About this book


In recent years there has been a tremendous growth in psychology as a field of study and in the number of students of clinical psychology in particular. The latter is partly due to the proliferation of professional schools of psychology that are devoted to practitioner-oriented degrees, rather than the traditional research-oriented course of study. Whatever school students emerge from, however, they are obliged to demonstrate proficiency in providing clinical services. This multi-volume handbook, is devoted to describing the core competency areas in providing psychological services which is relevant to practitioners as well as clinical researchers. As such, it covers assessment and conceptualization of cases, the application of evidence-based methods, supervision, consultation, cross-cultural factors, and ethics.

The Handbook comprises three volumes with contributions by experts in each area. The goal is to provide detailed descriptions of competence levels and describe the developmental trajectory required to reach the highest of these levels. Each chapter in Volume I will follow a similar format including an overview, basic competencies, and expert competencies. This will facilitate easy comparison across chapters. All will be illustrated with case examples. Subsequent volumes will have a similarly structured format that will include maintenance factors, mechanisms of change, evidence-based treatment approaches, and a focus on the transition from basic skills to expert functioning.

It is expected that the systematic presentation of skills will provide a gold standard against which to measure individual performance and in this regard will be valuable to students, instructors, and credentialing bodies.

Editors and affiliations

  • Jay C. Thomas
    • 1
  • Michel Hersen
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Professional PsychologyPacific UniversityPortlandUSA
  2. 2.School of Professional PsychologyHCP/Pacific UniversityHillsboroUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-09756-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-09757-2
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