The Science of Clinical Psychology: Accomplishments and Future Directions
To celebrate the recent centenary of clinical psychology, the editors of this volume have gathered together some of the most exciting of today's research. This book stands both as a celebration of the field's accomplishment and as an exciting dialogue about where the field should direct its energy in the next century.
Renowned clinicians discuss their work as well as areas for future investigation. Lester Luborsky recounts his methodology in creating the symptom-context method; Martin Seligman discusses important programs being developed for predicting and preventing depression; and, combining basic research and clinical practice, Thomas Bradbury and coauthors illustrate the creation of effective clinical interventions for marital dysfunction. Other areas—such as groundbreaking work in the search for causes of schizophrenia and anxiety—are also explored.
This volume serves as a fitting testament to the progress that clinical psychology has already achieved and as a window onto the exciting work yet to be undertaken.