Understanding Research in Clinical and Counseling Psychology

ISBN-10: 0415992214
ISBN-13: 9780415992213
Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 3/17/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 514
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.804

Understanding Research in Clinical and Counseling Psychology is designed and written for graduate students aspiring to careers in practice rather than in psychological science who are the vast majority in clinical and counseling programs. This new edition builds on the successful features of the first, while updating the scope and content to reflect current concerns of evidence based practice, as well as performing and applying research cross culturally. This book helps students who need to know the principles underlying research and how to apply research findings to their practices.

Jay C. Thomas (Ph.D., University of Akron, 1981), is Professor and Program Director of Counseling Psychology in the School of Professional Psychology at Pacific University. His research interests include applied research methodology, psychometrics, job stress and satisfaction, career and life development, and behavioral change. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, American Statistical Association, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.� He has authored numerous research papers and book chapters and has edited three previous handbooks, including the "Handbook of Mental Health in the Workplace" and "Comprehensive Handbook of Personality and Psychopathology.?

Preface
Editors
Contributors
Research Foundations
Introduction: Science in the Service of Practice
Measurement Theory in Research
Sampling: The Generalizability of Data across Persons, Behaviors, Settings, and Time
Validity: Controlling and Balancing Interrelated Threats
Research Strategies
Single-Subject Research Designs
Group Designs
Correlational Methods
Clinical Trials
Meta-Analysis
Research Practice
Ethical Guidelines in Research
Literature Reviews
Planning Data Collection and Performing Analyses
Special Problems
Effectiveness versus Efficacy Studies
Problems in Generalizing Research to Other Cultures
Research in Private Practice: How to Determine Your Effectiveness as a Therapist
Family Research: Understanding Families, Family-Based Clinical Interventions, and Clinically Useful Outcomes
Issues in Doing Research with Children
Research with Older Adults
Author Index
Subject Index

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