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Abnormal Psychology in Context
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Abnormal Psychology in Context is a practical and contemporary handbook for both students of abnormal psychology and allied mental health practitioners. This text is one of the first of its kind, providing a specific focus on abnormal psychology from Australian and New Zealand - rather than US - perspectives. Nadine Pelling and Lorelle Burton have crafted a highly relevant resource, showcasing the most recent Australasian research in a clear format designed for ease of use. Written by leading researchers from Australia and New Zealand, each chapter examines a particular psychological disorder, details symptoms and responses, and includes relevant statistics, case studies, further reading and links to community resources. The chapters give equal weight to Australian and New Zealand experiences in abnormal psychology matters. Succinctly written yet richly detailed, Abnormal Psychology in Context is an essential resource that students can carry from the classroom into the workplace.
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Table of Contents

Part I. Rational, Structure and Overview: 1. Introduction Nadine Pelling; 2. Handbook structure Nadine Pelling; 3. Abnormal psychology overview Nadine Pelling; Part II. Cultural Diversity and Resources: 4. Diversity in Australia Natalie Jackson; 5. Diversity in New Zealand Natalie Jackson; 6. Indigenous and bicultural resources Nadine Pelling; 7. Clinical practice with Indigenous Australians Joseph Randolph Bowers and Dwayne Kennedy; Part III. The Disorders and Psychological Practice Related Items: 8. Neurodevelopmental disorders Robyn Young and Anna Moffat; 9. Schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders Vaughn Carr, Melissa Green and Elliot Bell; 10. Depressive disorders Gavin Beccaria; 11. Bipolar disorders Tanya Hanstock and Samson Tse; 12. Anxiety disorders Amanda Hutchinson; 13. Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders Rebecca Anderson and David Garratt-Reed; 14. Trauma- and stressor-related disorders William Hough; 15. Dissociative disorders and somatic symptoms and related disorders Martin Dorahy and Indra Mohan; 16. Feeding and eating disorders Leah Brennan, Sarah Mitchell and Jake Linardon; 17. Elimination disorders Christine Grove and Chris Hardwick; 18. Sleep-wake disorders Kurt Lushington and Silva Pignata; 19. Disruptive, impulse-control and conduct disorders Kelly Allen and Vicki McKenzie; 20. Substance-related and addictive disorders Nicki Dowling, Kate Hall and Petra Staiger; 21. Neurocognitive disorders Karen Sullivan and Alice Theadom; 22. Personality disorders Phil S. Kavanagh; 23. Paraphilic disorders Michael Proeve and Peter Chamberlain; 24. Other conditions that may be a focus of clinical attention Susana Gavidia-Payne and Bianca Denny; Part IV. Special Foci Relevant to Abnormal Psychology: 25. Suicide and self-harm Ken Kirby and Sunny Collings; 26. Compulsory treatment Cristina Cavezza, Gregg Shinkfield, Christopher Ryan and Sascha Callaghan.

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Nadine Pelling is a Fellow of the Australian Counselling Association and Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology and Counselling in the School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy at the University of South Australia. Lorelle Burton is Professor of Psychology and Chair of Community Futures Research Program in the School of Psychology and Counselling at the University of Southern Queensland.

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