`This is a competently edited, reader-friendly publication which fills a previously empty niche in the market. Every applied psychologist should have a copy well within arm's length' - British Journal of Educational Psychology Applied Psychology: Current Issues and New Directions is an exciting new textbook and a perfect resource for students taking either a focussed degree in applied psychology or a module as part of a wider psychology degree program. Given its breadth of coverage it should also be essential background reading on courses looking in depth at one of the many areas of professional psychological practice. The book is divided into two parts. In Part One, the book reviews the traditional branches of applied psychology (i.e. clinical, educational and occupational psychology); some relative newcomers (counselling psychology, forensic and health psychology); and some less obvious areas (careers guidance, counselling, academia) addressing such issues as training, future trends and developments within each field. Part Two offers discussion of more generic issues facing professional psychologists including the role of research and evidence-based practice in everyday work; trends in higher education; and continuing professional development. The book concludes with a `Round-Table' discussion involving leading psychologists commenting on trends and new directions in their respective fields. Key features of this book: - Consistently pedagogical throughout - chapter summaries, questions for reflection and discussion and annotated further reading in every chapter - Comprehensive coverage - all areas of applied psychology included - Related to the `real world' - by reviewing the issues and offering practical advice, this text should help prospective applied psychologists make informed decisions about their careers.
PART ONE: PRACTICE AND TRAINING Clinical Psychology - Mary Boyle and Christopher Whitely Educational Psychology - Paul Curran, Irvine S Gersch and Sheila Wolfendale Occupational and Organizational Psychology - Christine Doyle Counselling Psychology - Jill Mytton Forensic Psychology - Brian R Clifford Health Psychology - James J Walsh and Mark R McDermott Careers Guidance - Jenny Bimrose, M Rachel Mulvey and Nelica La Gro Counselling - Rowan Bayne, Tony Merry and Gladeana McMahon The Professional Academic - John Radford PART TWO: GENERIC ISSUES Research - Brian R Clifford The Ubiquitous Handmaiden of Professionalism Beyond Evidence-Based Practice - David Harper, M Rachel Mulvey and Mary Robinson Rethinking the Relationship between Research, Theory and Practice Sexism in Psychology and How To End It - Irina Anderson and Bipasha Ahmed Feminist and Critical Debates in Applied Contexts The Higher Education Context - John Radford New Directions in Applied Psychology - Edited by Rowan Bayne A Roundtable