The Handbook of Research Methods in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology presents a diverse range of areas critical to any researcher or student entering the field. It provides valuable information on the foundations of research methods, including validity in experimental design, ethics, and statistical methods. The contributors discuss design and instrumentation for methods that are particular to abnormal and clinical psychology, including behavioural assessment, psychophysiological assessment and observational methods. They also offer details on new advances in research methodology and analysis, such as meta-analysis, taxometric methods, item response theory, and approaches to determining clinical significance. In addition, this volume covers specialty topics within abnormal and clinical psychology from forensic psychology to behaviour genetics to treatment outcome methods.
Dean McKay, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Director of the Doctoral Training Program in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, Fordham University. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Psychology and Journal of Anxiety Disorders. He has published over 60 journal articles and book chapters, and has over 100 conference presentations. Dr. McKay has been a member of the Obsessive Compulsive Cognitions Working Group since 1995. He is Board Certified in Behavioral and Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), is a Fellow of the American Board of Behavioral Psychology and the Academy of Clinical Psychology, as well as a Clinical Fellow of the Behavior Research and Therapy Society. Dr. McKay is currently completing a book on the theoretical bases of empirically supported cognitive-behavior therapy interventions, and is a co-editor (with Jonathan Abramowitz and Steven Taylor) of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Subtypes and Spectrum that is being prepared for The Johns Hopkins University Press. Dr. McKay's research has focused primarily on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), as well as Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Hypochondriasis and their link to OCD. His research has also focused on mechanisms of information processing bias for anxiety states.