New Developments in Clinical Psychology Research


Drozdstoj St. Stoyanov, MD, PhD (Editor)
Dept. of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology, Deputy Director, Research Complex for Translational Neuroscience,
Medical University of Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Series: Psychology Research Progress
BISAC: PSY007000

The main aspects of developmental psychology can be found in Section I; it includes the concept of attachment, which is a central construct of developmental psychology that has gained more and more importance in clinical psychology and psychotherapy over the years. Neuropsychological disorders, which play a central role in many other psychological disorders (e.g.: executive functions, learning difficulties, dyslexia), are addressed in a separate chapter. Section II (Diagnostic and Clinical Psychology) focuses on different facets of diagnostics, with diagnostic key aspects in clinical psychology.

The connection between the construct of attention and mindfulness therapy exemplifies the transfer into concrete therapeutic approaches. Furthermore, important considerations in connection with differential diagnostics will be addressed by means of disorders, which have only come into focus during recent years. These disorders include autistic spectrum disorders and adult ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder) as well as burn out syndrome. The complexity of clinical psychology shall be illustrated by means of some examples in Section III (Clinical Psychology and Other Disciplines). In the last chapter, a more practical approach is applied. For the clinical psychologist, the vast amount of empirical studies and clinical relevant results bear the problem of accomplishing them and putting them into practice. Here, a continuous education is essential.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Introduction: Clinical Psychology as a Multifaceted Discipline

I. Clinical Psychology and Mental Development

1. Attachment- There and Then, Here and Now
(Vanya Matanova, Sofia University “St. Clement of Ohrid”, Bulgaria)

2. Executive Function Disorders, Learning Difficulties and Developmental Dyslexia: Theoretical Underpinnings
(Vanya Matanova, Ekaterina Todorova, Sofia University “St. Clement of Ohrid”, Bulgaria, and others)

3. Executive Function Disorders, Learning Difficulties and Developmental Dyslexia: Empirical Research
(Vanya Matanova, Ekaterina Todorova, Sofia University “St. Clement of Ohrid”, Bulgaria, and others)

II. Diagnostic Issues in Clinical Psychology

4. Attentional Lapses as a Transdiagnostic Factor to Target Treatment in Mental Health Disorders: The Role of Mindfulness Training
(Sørensen, Lin, Osnes, Berge, Binder, Per Einar, & Schanche, Elisabeth, Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, and others)

5. Differential Diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorders
(Vanya Matanova, Sofia University “St. Clement of Ohrid”, Bulgaria)

6. Differential Diagnosis of Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
(Rolf-Dieter Stieglitz, Sandra Baumgartner, Salvatore Corbisiero, Beatrice Mörsted & Berit Oetsch, The University of Basel, Switzerland)

7. Burn Out Syndrome in Health Care: Strategies for Complex Diagnostic Assessment
(Drozdstoj Stoyanov, Boris Tilov, Medical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

III. Clinical Psychology and Other Disciplines

8. The Translational Validation as Novel Approach to Integration of Neuroscience and Psychiatry
(Drozdstoj S. Stoyanov, Rolf-Dieter Stieglitz, Claudia Lenz, Stefan J. Borgwardt, Medical University of Plovdiv, Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology and Research Complex for Translational Neuroscience, University of Basel, Switzerland, University Clinic of Psychiatry, Basel, Switzerland, and others)

9. Clinical Psychology and Spirituality
(G. Gragnano, C. Bosma, F. Pagnini, Department of Psychology, Catholic University of Milan, Italy, and others)

10. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Practices among Clinical Psychologists and School Psychologists
(Jennifer M. Taylor, Greg J. Neimeyer, Eric Rossen, West Virginia University, University of Florida, FL, USA, and others)


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