Your Practicum in Psychology A Guide for Maximizing Knowledge and Competence

ISBN-10: 1591473284
ISBN-13: 9781591473282
Edition: 2005
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Description: Prepares students for field placement in mental health settings by providing a wide range of both practical and theoretical information. In conversational, accessible language, Matthews & Walker equip students with the knowledge needed to  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 11/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 283
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Prepares students for field placement in mental health settings by providing a wide range of both practical and theoretical information. In conversational, accessible language, Matthews & Walker equip students with the knowledge needed to anticipate, prevent, and resolve common difficulties that may arise in practicum placement. Readers will find helpful background material such as basic psychopathology, introduction to psychotropic medication, and coverage of ethical issues, as well as illustrations of common situations they may face and guidance about how to behave in settings. Numerous vignettes and case examples help readers to understand basic concepts. This book is essential reading for students who want to best prepare for this fundamental and formative educational experience.

How to maximize your training experience
Characteristics of a helping relationship
Getting started and developing rapport
Confidentiality and other ethical issues
History of treatment of people with mental illness
A review of psychopathology
Psychological assessment
Interventions : empirically supported treatments
The use of medicine in the treatment of mental disorders
Special issues in working with children
Mental health professions

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