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Clinical Psychology Casebook Across the Lifespan

  • Carol C Choo
  • Roger C Ho

About this book


This edited book compiles multicultural clinical cases, illustrating clinical assessment, biopsychosocial formulation and evidence based therapy. It provides a description of therapy outcomes for diverse clients across the lifespan and looks at a plethora of clinical findings which include social and emotional learning, trauma, cognitive behaviour therapy and its interventions, therapeutic applications for imagery, family based treatment, cultural factors that present challenges to therapy, emotional literacy, managing peer expectations, self-harming behaviours, vocal tic disorder and its treatment, managing mental health with chronic illness in primary care, child sexual abuse and its impact, borderline personality disorder, schema-focused therapy and integrative therapy. The book also reviews relevant literature with clinical recommendations, and provides multicultural perspectives and insight into contemporary clinical approaches from experienced clinical supervisors and practitioners, who are also academics and educators in the field. This book includes contributions from both Singaporean and Australian authors, illustrating the multifaceted applications of clinical psychology in multi-cultural contexts. It analyses the emotional, cognitive, interpersonal and psychological development in people in early trajectory. With contributions from both academics and practitioners, the book illustrates practical applications of theories and concepts relevant to the practice of clinical psychology. The book is relevant for students, academics, researchers and practitioners. It also serves as a valuable resource for postgraduate clinical training. 


Clinical psychology Clinical psychology in multi-cultural contexts Australasian perspectives on clinical psychology Social and emotional learning in children Treatment of anorexia nervosa Borderline personality disorder Schema-focused therapy Cognitive behavioural therapy Child sexual abuse Neuropsychological testing Child trauma Family trauma Mental health

Editors and affiliations

  • Carol C Choo
    • 1
  • Roger C Ho
    • 2
  1. 1.James Cook UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of MedicineNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

About the editors

Dr. Carol Choo is a registered clinical psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, a board approved supervisor and a full member of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists. Dr. Choo has worked as a psychologist since 1999 in Australia and Singapore, and has accumulated professional experience in various sectors including mental health, disability, crisis counselling and youth work. She has also worked in a diverse range of settings including senior psychologist on the psychiatric ward, clinician on the crisis assessment and treatment team, case manager in community mental health, and consultant psychologist. She started a pilot program for children and adolescents as principal psychologist. Dr. Choo also worked in private practice and provided research and clinical supervision. She has worked in tertiary education since 2007 in Singapore and Australia. Before moving to James Cook University, Dr Choo was director of the Psychology Wellness Centre and associate professor at Central Queensland University in Australia. Prior to that, she worked as senior lecturer at Murdoch University in Perth, helped to develop the clinical masters program in Darwin and worked as head of programs at the Singapore Management University, Singapore.

Dr. Roger Ho is an associate professor at the Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore and a consultant psychiatrist at the Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital. He is the education director coordinating teaching, resident training and research for undergraduate and postgraduate students. His aim is to promote the highest standard in psychiatric service, teaching and research, both in Singapore and internationally. He received basic medical training and higher research degree at the University of Hong Kong. He possesses professional psychiatric qualifications in Singapore, Ireland, United Kingdom and Canada by postgraduate examinations. He is committed to making the university department a leader in academic psychiatry by creation and dissemination of psychiatric knowledge through publications in peer-reviewed journals and academic books with global influence. He is a clinician-scholar with research interest in the interface between medicine and psychiatry. His initial research interest was the psychiatric aspects of systemic lupus erythematosus and meta-analysis which led to the conferment of his research degree. Later, his research area extended to the study of effects of antidepressants on the immune system in animal studies, the application of technology in clinical services and research, including mobile/electronic health and functional near infrared spectroscopy while continuing publications related to his earlier research interests. He has interest in research ethics, and in Singapore, is a member of research ethics committees of the National Healthcare Group. Internationally, he is a member of the editorial boards of BJPsych Advances, Asia Pacific Journal of Psychiatry and Rheumatology Practice and Research. He is also the associate editor of the Global Journal of Health Science and is the author or co-author of more than 120 articles published in peer reviewed journals and 6 books.

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