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Case Studies in Abnormal Behavior

Case Studies in Abnormal Behavior - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205594160

Cover of Case Studies in Abnormal Behavior 8TH 09 (ISBN 978-0205594160)
ISBN13: 978-0205594160
ISBN10: 0205594166
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 09
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2009
International: No

List price: $78.00

Case Studies in Abnormal Behavior - 8TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205594160

Robert G. Meyer

ISBN13: 978-0205594160
ISBN10: 0205594166
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 09
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

''Case Studies in Abnormal Behavior is a collection of contemporary and classic cases that uses a unique combination of readibility, humor, and strong scholarship to bring abnormal psychology to life for students. To help students better understand the nature of each disorder, cases include full background material relevant to etiological, diagnostic, and therapeutic considerations.''--BOOK JACKET.

Author Bio

Dr. Robert Meyeris a Full Professor in the Psychology Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences of the University of Louisville. He received his M.A, and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Michigan State. He spent approximately two years as an assistant professor in the Dept. of Psychiatry at the Univ. of N. Carolina at Chapel Hill, then came to the U of L in as an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of the Psychology Clinic. He was board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in both clinical and forensic psychology, and is a fellow in Divisions 12 (Clinical) and 41 (Law and Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. He is the author of over 60 published articles, 23 book chapters and 15 books, includingThe Clinician's Handbook: Integrated diagnostics, assessment, and intervention in adult and adolescent psychopathology(4th Ed.);The ChildClinician's Handbook (2 nd Ed. - with B. Kronenberger); Law and Mental Health (with C. Weaver), Detection of Deception (with 3 co-authors);and in a lighter moment,The Complete Book of Softball. He was the editor for 15 years of theBulletin of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, is a past-president of the Kentucky Psychological Association, and was an associate member of the Ethics Committee of the American Psychological Association. He was the co-recipient of a regional Grawemeyer Award for innovative curriculum development. In October of 2003, Dr. Meyer was presented the Distinguished Career in Psychology Award, their highest honor, by the Kentucky Psychological Association. With Contributions by: L. Kevin Chapman:Dr. Chapman is an Assistant Professor in clinical psychology at the University of Louisville. Dr. Chapman is the Co-Director of the Healthy Parents-Healthy Kids Research Lab (HPHK) at the University of Louisville, which specializes in anxiety and related disorders in diverse populations. Dr. Chapman is also the Chair of the Diversity Committee of the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA), and the faculty advisor for the Black Students in Psychology (BSIP) organization at the University of Louisville. Dr. Chapman is also a member of the University of Louisville Performance Team for athletics, dealing with performance enhancement. Dr. Chapman's research and clinical interests include the familial transmission of anxiety in African American families, risk and protective factors for the development of anxiety, and treatment of anxiety and related disorders. Dr. Chapman received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Centre College in 2000, Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University in 2002, and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Louisville in 2006. Dr. Chapman is originally from Louisville, Kentucky. Christopher Weaver:Dr. Weaver is a Research Fellow with the Center for Health Care Evaluation and National Center for PTSD of the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Palo Alto, CA, as well as with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stanford University. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Louisville and attended clinical internship at the University of California - San Francisco where his research focused broadly on violence risk assessment and psychopathy. Among his publications, he has co-authored books on mental health law and adult psychopathology, and has taught a broad range of courses including psychology research methods and diversity in counselling. His current research examines the links between violent offending, Posttraumatic Stress, and Substance Use Disorders.

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction and Major Historical Developments. 1.Concepts of Abnormality. The DSMs. Rates of Mental Disorders. A Presumably Normal Person Potentially Viewed as Pathological. The Case of O.J. Simpson. 2.Theories and Techniques. Multiple Theoretical Views on Moderate Anxiety, Depression, and Simple Phobias . The Case of Danielle. The Various Mental Health Professionals. An Overall Perspective on Treatment Change. 3.The Anxiety Disorders. The Three Little Boys: Hans, Albert, and Peter. The Case of Little Hans. The Case of Little Albert. The Case of Little Peter. Agoraphobia. The Case of Agnes. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. The Case of Bess. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The Case of Paul. 4.The Dissociative and Sleep Disorders. Multiple Personality Disorder. The Case of Anna O. Sleep Disorders. The Case of Sam. The Case of Ilse. 5.The Somatoform Disorders. Somatoform Disorders Subcategories. The Case of ''Alix'' (Empress Alexandra Fedorovna). Pain Disorder. The Case of Pam. 6.The Schizophrenic and Delusional (or Paranoid) Disorders. Undifferentiated Schizophrenia. The Case of Sally. Paranoid Schizophrenia. The Case of Daniel Paul Schreber. The Case of John Forbes Nash. 7.The Affective (or Mood) Disorders and Suicide. Major Depressive Disorder Associated with a Suicide Attempt. The Case of Joseph Westbecker. Post-Partum Depression &