Clinical psychology is the largest of psychological specialization in the United States. It deals most often and most directly with public health and welfare in government agencies, universities, hospitals, clinics, and private industries and organizations. Th is volume describes the nature and function of the clinician, traces the evolution of the fi eld, and devines workable training procedures. Th is collection presents an overview of the major aspects of the fi eld, defi ning the history and professional role of the clinical psychologist.
The volume includes the historic Shakow Report, as well as major essays illuminating signifi cant developments in the field. The editors have systematically organized the contributions into the categories of history, training, roles and functions, inter-professional relations and communications, the practice of clinical psychology outside the United States, and general information of particular use to those training in clinicial psychology.
In this practical and useful volume, the professional in clinical psychology will find a complete, one-volume sourcebook on his fi eld. Th e student who has elected to specialize in clinical psychology or is considering this move will find it useful to gain a perspective on the development of the fi eld. Th ose outside clinical psychology— psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, social workers, and all mental health specialists—will find practical information that can assist them in their professional roles.
Bernard Lubin (1923-2003) was professor of psychology and Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He was a member of the American Psychological Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Group Psychotherapy Association, and the Missouri Psychological Association. Among his co-authored books are Family Therapy, Research on Group Treatment Methods, and Homelessness in America, 1893-1992.
Eugene E. Levitt (1921-1995) was professor emeritus of clinical psychology at Indiana University School of Medicine. He was a fellow of numerous professional organizations including the American Psychological Association, the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, and the Society for Personality Assessment. Among his books are The Psychology of Anxiety and The Rorschach Technique with Children and Adolescents: Application and Norms.