Authors address the present and future of clinical psychology

Experts in multiple disciplines provide insight

Philadelphia, Pa. December 15, 2006 Experts in a variety of psychological disciplines have authored articles addressing the present and future of clinical psychology. The articles appear in a special issue of Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice.

Topics include major areas of research interest including: psychological assessment, training, treatment and prevention as well as specialty topics like diversity, clinical child and adolescent psychology.

The special issue contains 16 articles by a collective set of authors who address different themes within the discipline and elaborate on social climate changes within clinical psychology.

"We were thrilled to have the opportunity to work with so many distinguished psychologists in putting together this special issue," says Phillip C. Kendall, editor of Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice. "The insight gained from their work provides invaluable information about the current state and evolution of psychology."

Included Topics:

  • The Present and Future of Assessment - James Butcher

  • Diagnostics - David Watson and Lee Anna Clark

  • Therapy - David Barlow

  • Prevention - Manuel Barrera, Jr. and Irwin Sandler

  • Training Clinical Psychologists - Robert Fauber, Linda Craighead and Ed Craighead

  • Internships - Nadine Kaslow and Gregory Keilin

  • Board Certification - Lynn Rehm and Stephen DeMers

  • Diversity - Gordon Nagayama Hall

  • Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology - Mitch Prinstein and Michael Roberts

  • Psychological Societies - Gerald Davison

  • Private Practice - Lillian Comas-Diaz

  • University-based Departments of Psychology - Karen Calhoun, Ed Craighead, Jon Abramowitz and John Piacentini

  • HMO Systems - Greg Clarke and colleagues

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Phillip C. Kendall is the editor of Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice. He is also a professor of psychology at Temple University. He can be reached for questions at pkendall@temple.edu.

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