Clinical Psychology

Historical and Research Foundations

  • C. Eugene Walker

Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christiane Brems, Deborah M. Thevenin, Donald K. Routh
      Pages 3-35
    3. William C. Sanderson, David H. Barlow
      Pages 37-49
    4. Susan Mineka, Richard Zinbarg
      Pages 51-86
  3. Selected Research Areas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Psychological Assessment

      1. Alan S. Kaufman, Patti L. Harrison
        Pages 91-119
      2. Yossef S. Ben-Porath, James N. Butcher
        Pages 121-156
    3. Psychopathology

      1. Kurt A. Moehle, Eugene E. Levitt
        Pages 159-182
      2. E. Edward Beckham
        Pages 183-201
      3. James Langenbucher, Peter E. Nathan
        Pages 203-229
      4. Edwin I. Megargee
        Pages 231-258
      5. Bonnie J. Spring, Lisa Weinstein, Martin Lemon, Alison Haskell
        Pages 259-277
      6. Douglas R. Hogan
        Pages 279-309
    4. Life Span Development

      1. Lizette Peterson, Michael C. Roberts
        Pages 313-342
      2. Charles Carr Cleland
        Pages 343-360
      3. Rachel Pruchno, M. Powell Lawton
        Pages 361-392
    5. Psychological Intervention

      1. Thomas E. Schacht, Hans H. Strupp
        Pages 395-416
      2. H. J. Eysenck
        Pages 417-442
      3. Terri L. Shelton, Arthur D. Anastopoulos, Charles H. Elliott
        Pages 443-458
      4. Robert D. Felner, David DuBois, Angela Adan
        Pages 459-510
  4. Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 511-511
    2. Brian W. DeSantis, C. Eugene Walker
      Pages 513-535
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 537-539

About this book


The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with a survey of some of the major areas of clinical psychology. No attempt has been made to include every area relevant to clinical psychology; the choices are selective but represent the wide range of areas touched by clinical psychologists. For some years I have felt the need for a book that provides students with more of a historical introduction and context from which to view current clinical psychology than is included in most textbooks. The issues and problems of clinical psychology have been with us since the beginning of time; however, most psychological literature is written with the bias that anything older than five or ten years is not relevant. Those who attempt to take a long-range view of clinical psychology are sometimes able to recall the early development of the field in the 1930s and 1940s. In this text, I asked the authors to begin with a brief survey of ancient and medieval history to set the stage for a discussion of current research and developments in the field. I hope that a presentation of this sort will provide the reader-whether advanced undergraduate, graduate, or professional-with a sense of perspective and context from which to view and understand clinical psychology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • C. Eugene Walker
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterOklahoma CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-9717-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-9715-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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