Stephen Ray Flora is Professor of Psychology at Youngstown State University and is the author of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title The Power of Reinforcement, also published by SUNY Press.
"Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists is a remarkably thorough introductory textbook for integrating psychotropic drug prescribing into psychological practices. It covers basic concepts in physiology, neurology, and pharmacology in easily understood language. Not only is this book a requirement for any psychologist seeking to gain prescriptive authority, but it is also helpful for any mental health clinician who collaborates with prescribers of any discipline. I recommend it highly." —Daniel Carlat, MD, Editor in Chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report
"An important resource for any psychologist who is preparing to become a prescribing psychologist or for any psychologist who wants to be informed about the practice of medical psychology." —Joseph E. Comaty, PhD, MP, coauthor of A Primer of Drug Action
"Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists is an excellent treatise written by psychologists for psychologists." —From the Foreword by Patrick H. DeLeon, PhD, and Jack G. Wiggins, PhD, former presidents of the American Psychological Association
An essential and practical guide to integrating psychopharmacology into clinical practice
Edited by medical psychologists with contributions by notable experts in their respective specialties, Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Psychologists covers key topics including:
Ethics, standards of care, laws, and regulations relevant to clinical psychopharmacology
Disorders of the nervous system, with particular relevance to psychopharmacology
Use of comprehensive diagnostic strategies to establish differential diagnoses among possible medical and psychological symptoms
Integration of pharmacotherapy with psychotherapy
This essential book also provides an introduction to the qualifying exam for psychologists seeking specialty training in psychopharmacology, the Psychopharmacology Exam for Psychologists (PEP). The PEP-like practice test is available on the companion CD-ROM.