A casebook for introductory level courses in Abnormal Psychology; a supplementary text for other Psychology and Social Work courses where appropriate. This casebook is uniquely all for introductory level psychology students. To be used with a main abnormal textbook. Devoid of the often "psychobabble" and "medicalbabble" this text uses clear, accessible language and explanations and features real cases based on a variety of psychopathologies-all involving patients/clients from a wide variety of cultural, ethnic, racial, religious, social, and socioeconomic backgrounds-and all based on the author's own experiences as a practicing social worker and psychologist.
Andrew R. Getzfeld received his B.A. in Psychology from Vassar College, his M.S.S.W. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He is a frequent presenter at APA and NASP, and has chaired poster sessions for Psi Chi at EPA. Andrew holds licenses in both New York and New Jersey, as a Certified Social Worker in New York, and as a Certified School Psychologist, Certified School Social Worker and a Certified Alcohol Counselor in New Jersey. Presently teaching in the Psychology Department at New Jersey City University, Andrew's areas of interest include eating disorders and addictions, abnormal psychology, child development, and psychopharmacology. Andrew also serves as a Psi Chi Faculty Consultant and is the Psi Chi Faculty Advisor at New Jersey City University. In his limited leisure time he enjoys travel, swimming, reading voraciously, writing books, and spending as much time as possible with his family, especially his daughter Anya Rose.
1. Anxiety Disorders I. 2. Anxiety Disorders II. 3. Mood Disorders. 4. Schizophrenic Disorders. 5. Substance-Related Disorders. 6. Eating Disorders. 7. Sex and Gender Identity Disorders. 8. Developmental Disorders I. 9. Developmental Disorders II. 10. Personality Disorders. 11. Applying What You Have Learned: The Cases of Estelle and Diane. References.
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