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Studying the Clinician [Hardcover]

Howard N. Garb , Garb
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January 1998 1557984832 978-1557984838 1
Mental health professionals make reliable and valid judgements for some tasks, but not for others. What are the cultural and cognitive biases that lead to inaccuracy? How can clinicians learn to recognize and manage the blind spots that lead to faculty diagnosis and treatment? This book provides a comprehensive empirical investigation of when biases are likely to occur and recommends the use of non-intuitive decision aids to assure the validity of clinical judgements.

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  • Hardcover: 333 pages
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA); 1 edition (January 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1557984832
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557984838
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,532,106 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Here are some recommendations of other readers... July 20, 1998

I can't tell you how pleased and excited I was to have an opportunity to read the original manuscript of what will undoubtedly be one of the most important books in clinical psychology for the next decade or so. This, I predict, will be a classic.
-JERRY S. WIGGINS, PHD Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of British Columbia
This book is essential reading for all mental health practitioners and should be on the reading list of all training programs. Dr. Garb provides a thorough synthesis of a disparate, diffuse, and complex literature in an exceptionally readable fashion.
-JONATHAN RABINOWITZ, DSW School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Israel
This book is a monumental accomplishment. It is easily the most comprehensive survey of the literature on clinical judgment available today. It forms a worthy successor to the esteemed earlier volume by Jerry Wiggins, with an even broader focus. Anyone seriously interested in clinical judgment in psychology! will surely wish to own this book.
-WILLIAM M. GROVE, PHD Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota
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5.0 out of 5 stars Garb's book is the definitive work on clinical judgment. September 1, 1998
Garb's "Studying the Clinician" is an astonishly comprehensive synthesis of nearly everything that has been done on clinical judgment in psychology. It is the successor to Wiggins's text, and it will be the definitive work on this topic for many years to come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read for Clinicians September 7, 2009
This book provides a unique and overdue compilation and review of a critical area of research in the field of clinical assessment. The science of clinical judgment reveals that the judgment of even the most seasoned clinicians is replete with errors and a false sense of confidence. This text should be required reading in graduate training for psychologists.
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