Applied Biological Psychology

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Applied Biological Psychology

SKU# 9780826109224

Author: Glen E. Getz PhD, ABN

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Written for graduate students and trainees in mental health, this is the only text to present neurobiology in the context of clinical issues rather than merely focusing on experimental approaches to biological psychology or structuring it along neurological systems. In clear, easily accessible language the text explains how the brain and nervous system are linked to mental disorders. It integrates information from many aspects of neurobiological research, including imaging, neuropsychology, and genetics in order to foster an in-depth understanding of the psychiatric presentation of disorders that mental health professionals encounter in their practices.

To facilitate student learning and clarify the connection between neurobiological foundations and clinical presentation, the text includes case studies, cognitive data, imaging results, genetic testing results, and illustrations. It examines major psychological disorders from behavioral, emotional, biological, cognitive and neurophysiological perspectives as they relate to brain structure and the major systems. Special topic sections highlight ethical, research, and treatment concerns for mental health practitioners. Each chapter concludes with summations and review questions. Written for graduate level students in clinical, counseling, and school psychology programs, the text fulfills APA accreditation requirements for coursework in the biological bases of behavior. While the text's primary aim is to help students understand neurobiological information as an important component of a therapeutic framework, it also concisely addresses micro and macro anatomy as relates to neurobiology. Also included are such supplementary teaching materials as test questions and PowerPoint slides of illustrations.

Key Features:

  • Focuses on the connection between neurobiology and clinical presentation
  • Presents complex information clearly and concisely
  • Highlights special topics in neurobiology ethics, research, and treatment
  • Integrates information from imaging, neuropsychology, and genetics testing
  • Prepares graduate students in clinical, counseling, and school psychology for professional practice

Product Details 

  • Publication Date February 10, 2014
  • Page Count 304
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826109224
  • EISBN 9780826109231

About The Author(s) 

Glen E. Getz received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Cincinnati in 2003. Afterwards, he completed a two year post-doctoral fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital under the supervision of Michael Franzen. He is currently as clinical neuropsychologist at Allegheny General Hospital as well as an assistant professor at the Drexel University College of Medicine.

Table of Contents 

Section I. Foundations of Biological Psychology

Chapter 1. History of Neurobiology

Chapter 2. Research Methods

Chapter 3. Brain / Nervous System Structure

Chapter 4. Review of Major Systems.

Section II. Applied Biopsychology: Disorders of Cognition

Chapter 5. Childhood Disorders.

Chapter 6. Traumatic Brain Injury.

Chapter 7. Medical Disorders

Section III: Applied Biopsychology: Disorders of Emotion and Behavior

Chapter 8. Mood Disorders.

Chapter 9. Anxiety Disorders

Chapter 10. Schizophrenia

Chapter 11. Eating Disorders

Chapter 12. Sleep Disorders

Chapter 13. Substance Disorders

Chapter 14. Sexual Dysfunctions

Chapter 15. Personality Disorders

Appendix: Glossary of terms

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