Foundations of Professional Psychology: The End of Theoretical Orientations and the Emergence of the Biopsychosocial Approach

Foundations of Professional Psychology: The End of Theoretical Orientations and the Emergence of the Biopsychosocial Approach

By: Timothy P. Melchert (author)Hardback

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Recent advances in the scientific understanding of the human mind and brain along with the emphases on evidence-based practice and competency-based education are creating increasing pressures to update some of the traditional approaches to structuring and organizing education and practice in the field. There have also been many calls in recent years for a unified approach to conceptualizing professional practice in psychology. This book examines whether there exists a unified conceptual framework for the field that is firmly based on current scientific understanding regarding human development and functioning, that applies across all the clinical populations and practice areas within the field, and that would also help integrate professional psychology more fully into health care and the sciences generally.

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Contents

Chapter 1. The Need for a Unified Conceptual Framework in Professional Psychology Chapter 2. Professional Psychology as a Health Care Profession Chapter 3. The Public We Serve: Their Mental Health Needs and Sociocultural and Medical Circumstances Chapter 4. Resolving Conceptual and Theoretical Confusion in Professional Psychology Chapter 5. The Biopsychosocial Approach: General Systems, Nonlinear Dynamical Systems, and Complexity Theory Chapter 6. Ethical Foundations of Professional Practice Chapter 7. A Unified Theoretical Framework Chapter 8. Assessment Chapter 9. Treatment Planning Chapter 10. Treatment Chapter 11. Outcomes Assessment Chapter 12. Prevention and Public Health Perspective on Mental Health Chapter 13. Implications for Professional Psychology Education and Practice

Product Details

  • publication date: 11/07/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780123850799
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 262
  • ID: 9780123850799
  • weight: 590
  • ISBN10: 0123850797

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