Throughout the book, author Andrew M. Pomerantz explores clinical assessment, psychotherapy, ethical and professional issues, current controversies, and specialized topics in a scholarly, yet fascinating, easy-to-read style. Value-priced and packed with clinical examples, the Fourth Edition offers more coverage of cultural/diversity issues in clinical psychology than any other text for the course, as well as thorough coverage of recent, prominent developments in psychotherapy and clinical assessment. New topics, new pedagogy, expanded discussions of ethics, and hundreds of new references published since 2014 make this a resource students will keep and refer to throughout their professional lives.
The aim of the course is to encourage the development of highly capable ‘scientist practitioners’. It emphasises a clear understanding of how psychological theory can be applied to practice (and vice versa) through paying close attention to the processes, strategies and techniques in the work of Clinical Psychology. An explicit feature of this approach is the recognition that excellent practitioners will be able to skilfully integrate the scientific basis of Clinical Psychology (‘clinical science’) with reflective practice and personally / socially / culturally adapted approaches (‘clinical art’). This type of development requires a thoughtful and collaborative relationship between trainees, programme staff and placement supervisors.
The program typically receives between 250 and 350 applications and has an entering class of 4 to 8 students. Successful applicants to the program are bright, socially skilled students with strong research backgrounds, who have interests compatible with those of core clinical faculty, and who are interested in pursuing academic/research careers. For more information on characteristics of accepted applicants see Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data on this website.