Clinical Psychology in Ireland Volume Three: Empirical Studies of Problems and Treatment Processes in Children and Adolescents

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Clinical Psychology in Ireland is a series of books edited by Alan Carr, PhD, from the Department of Psychology at University College Dublin. Volumes within the series focus predominantly of empirical research conducted by clinical psychologists within an Irish context along with some papers on theory and practice. The first volume in the series is concerned with empirical studies of professional practice and includes surveys of the work practices, roles and stresses of Irish clinical psychologists. The second volume is a collection of empirical studies of problems and treatment processes in adult populations with psychological difficulties. Empirical studies of problems and treatment process in the field of child and adolescent mental health is the central theme of the third volume in this series. The fourth volume contains accounts of theory, practice and research in the family therapy written by Irish psychologists who have specialized in this particular therapeutic approach. Future volumes in the series will focus on these and other themes including child protection, juvenile offending and the prevention of childhood psychological problems.
Volume 3 of Clinical Psychology in Ireland needs little introduction. Alan Carr and his co-authors, seasoned clinicians and researchers in the field of clinical child psychology, provide an exemplar for those who are responding to the present-day demand for evidence-led policy and treatment decisions. Volume 3 in this series complements its volume 1 and 2 predecessors by adding clinical child work to their contributions on adult mental health work and accounts of the professional practice of Irish psychologists. Taken together these impressive papers convey a clear message that clinical psychology research and practice is alive and very well,indeed, in Ireland. Emeritus Professor Martin Herbert, former Director of Clinical Psychology Training at Exeter University.


Dr. Alan Carr's contribution to research-based practice of Clinical
Psychology in Ireland has been immense. His series 'Clinical Psychology in Ireland' gives a unique insight into the issues currently facing both clients and professionals. The high professional status which Clinical Psychology has achieved in Ireland owes a great deal to his work.' Carol Fitzpatrick MD, FRCPI, MRCPsych. Professor of Child Psychiatry, University College Dublin.

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