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Essentials of Understanding Abnormal Behavior 3rd Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1305639997

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Essentials of Understanding Abnormal Behavior 3rd Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1305639997
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576 pages
Publisher: Cengage Learning; 3 edition (January 1, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1305639995
ISBN-13: 978-1305639997

This brief text offers a balanced, clear introduction to abnormal psychology and features the same sociocultural focus, multicultural emphasis, topical coverage, and engaging style of its parent text in a condensed, reader-friendly format. Fully updated to reflect the DSM-5, this edition continues to feature the Multipath Model of Mental Disorders, which visually and conceptually examines possible causes of the variety of mental disorders discussed in the text. Throughout the book, a focus on resilience highlights prevention and recovery from the symptoms of mental illness. The authors present material in a lively and engaging manner, incorporating a wealth of visuals and connecting topics to real-world case studies, current events, and issues of particular importance and relevance to today’s college students.

About the Author

David Sue is professor emeritus of psychology at Western Washington University, where he is an associate of the Center for Cross-Cultural Research. He has served as the director of the Psychology Counseling Clinic and the Mental Health Counseling Program. He and his wife co-authored the book COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY and he is co-author of COUNSELING THE CULTURALLY DIVERSE: THEORY AND PRACTICE. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Washington State University. His research interests revolve around multicultural issues in individual and group counseling.

Derald Wing Sue is professor of psychology and education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He has written extensively in the field of counseling psychology and multicultural counseling/therapy and is co-author of a bestselling book, COUNSELING THE CULTURALLY DIVERSE: THEORY AND PRACTICE. Dr. Sue has served as president of the Society of Counseling Psychology and the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues and has received numerous awards for teaching and service. He received his doctorate from the University of Oregon.

Diane M. Sue received her Ed.S.in School Psychology and her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has worked as a school psychologist and counselor, as well as with adults needing specialized care for mental illness and neurocognitive disorders. She taught courses at Western Washington University as an adjunct faculty member. She received the Washington State School Psychologist of the Year Award, the Western Washington University College of Education Professional Excellence Award and co-authored the book COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY. Her areas of expertise include child and adolescent psychology, neuropsychology, and interventions with ethnic minority children and adolescents.

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