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The Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology, 5 Volume Set

ISBN: 978-0-470-67127-6
3224 pages
January 2015, Wiley-Blackwell
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“Recommended. Undergraduates through faculty/researchers; professionals/practitioners;general readers.”


  • Includes well over 500 A-Z entries of between 500 and 7,500 words in length covering the main topics, key concepts, and influential figures in the field of clinical psychology
  • Serves as a comprehensive reference with emphasis on philosophical and historical
    issues, cultural considerations, and conflicts
  • Offers a historiographical overview of the ways in which research influences practice
  • Cites the best and most up-to-date scientific evidence for each topic, encouraging readers to think critically

5 Volumes


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Author Information

Robin L. Cautin is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Sacred Heart University, U.S.A. She was formerly Professor of Psychology, Associate Provost, and Dean of Undergraduate Education at Manhattanville College, U.S.A. Her research focuses on the history of psychology, particularly clinical psychology, the science-practice gap in clinical psychology, and misconceptions in abnormal and clinical psychology. She is the author of many articles and chapters published in peer-reviewed journals and books. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Eastern Psychological Association, and in 2008 she received the Early Career Award from APA Division 26 (Society for the History of Psychology). She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for the History of Psychology.

Scott O. Lilienfeld is Professor of Psychology at Emory University, U.S.A. He is founder and past editor of Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, has been a member of more than fifteen journal editorial boards, and has served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology and Applied and Preventive Psychology. His principal areas of interest are personality disorders, psychiatric classification and diagnosis, dissociative and anxiety disorders, and the science-practice gap in clinical psychology.  He has published over 300 articles, book chapters, and books, including Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience (2013), Psychology: From Inquiry to Understanding (2010), and 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior (Wiley Blackwell, 2009). His work on psychological science and pseudoscience has been featured widely in print and on TV and radio.  Dr. Lilienfeld is past-president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Clinical Psychology and president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy.

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“Summing Up: Recommended. Undergraduates through faculty/researchers; professionals/practitioners; general readers.”  (Choice, 1 August 2015)

“The editors of this Encyclopedia of clinical psychology comprise a most impressive international group of experts with varied expertise in science, practice, history, and philosophical issues. Under their guidance this Encyclopedia is sure to be up-to-date, accurate, and extraordinarily useful. Should be a primary source for everyone working in clinical psychology and related fields.”
David H. Barlow Ph.D, ABPP, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Boston University

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