'I love this book by Dr. Andrew Pomerantz.…He presents alternative perspectives on many issues and by doing so helps readers learn from the dialectic or tension between these perspectives. This text is a great foundation for students who are interested in developing their identities as clinical psychologists.' - John Sommers-Flanagan, PhD, University of Montana, and co-author of Clinical Interviewing
Featuring fully integrated coverage of the new DSM-5, this Third Edition Update explores all subfields of clinical psychology, including clinical assessment, psychotherapy, ethical and professional issues, current controversies, and specialized topics. Through the creative use of metaphor, the author connects new concepts with concepts you already know, enhancing your understanding of key concepts. In addition, you’ll find balanced coverage of multiple clinical perspectives, a wide variety of clinical examples, and a unique focus on ethics and cultural diversity.
NEW TO THIS DSM-5 UPDATE
- Integrated coverage of disorders new to the DSM-5, some of which may apply to large numbers of previously undiagnosable people, including Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, Binge Eating Disorder, Mild Neurocognitive Disorder, and Somatic Symptom Disorder
- The latest information on adjusted DSM-5 criteria for existing disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder encompassing autism and Asperger disorder, revision of the bereavement exclusion criteria for major depressive episodes, and more inclusive criteria for bulimia nervosa and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
- Coverage of how the DSM-5 was created, including steps in the revision process; controversies that arose during the process; criticisms by prominent authors about the process; forces that may have influenced the process; possible consequences of DSM-5, including continued broadening of the scope of mental illness, treatment issues (e.g., insurance coverage, psychotherapy, drug treatment); and other implications (e.g., legal issues, disability claims).
- A new design that brings concepts to life
- Up-to-date scholarship and references, including many from DSM-5 in 2012 and 2013, are featured.