Second Edition
From Science to Clinical Practice

Edited by Louis G. Castonguay, Thomas F. Oltmanns, and Abigail Powers Lott

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The text of choice for instructors looking for an innovative, empirically based, and practice-oriented perspective on psychopathology is now in a revised and expanded second edition with 50% new material. The volume presents state-of-the-art information on the disorders most frequently seen in clinical practice, reviewing their etiology, DSM-5 classification, symptoms and clinical features, course, epidemiology, and associated comorbidities. With the goal of integrating science and practice, each chapter also provides substantive therapeutic guidelines derived from the research. Contributors identify underlying principles of change that clinicians can draw on to improve their effectiveness and offer critical guidance for assessment, case formulation, and evidence-based intervention.

New to This Edition

“The eagerly awaited second edition of this text belongs on the bookshelf of every graduate student, clinician, and researcher interested in the contemporary relation between clinical science and practice. Castonguay, Oltmanns, and Lott have brought together a stellar group of contributors. Indeed, a significant strength of this book is its breadth. This volume goes beyond simple DSM symptom-based descriptions of various forms of psychopathology, reviewing basic research on 'non-symptom' characteristics of disorders—such as social and occupational functioning, emotion dysregulation, and the cultural context in which the aberrant behaviors occur—and discussing implications of this research for evidence-based prevention and treatment. Contemporary transdiagnostic concerns are highlighted in important new chapters on suicidality, sleep difficulties, and sexual problems.”

—Ian H. Gotlib, PhD, David Starr Jordan Professor, Department of Psychology, Stanford University

“The editors are the perfect team for a volume that focuses on the integration of clinical science and practice. They have assembled a broad team of experts who address basic research on psychopathology and its translation into evidence-based practice in each chapter. The book provides graduate students with an 'all-in-one' package that will foster their development as clinical scientists.”

—Joanne Davila, PhD, Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University, State University of New York

“Outstanding. Most psychopathology texts lean heavily toward either research or clinical practice, but true to its subtitle, this book successfully speaks well to both perspectives. Researchers will find excellent summaries of existing findings along with discussions of important, cutting-edge questions and issues. Clinicians are provided with practical suggestions and guidelines for interventions. Graduate students will find the second edition of this text to be of considerable value to their education and growth, whether as researchers or clinicians.”

—Thomas A. Widiger, PhD, T. Marshall Hahn Professor of Psychology, University of Kentucky

“I have used this book in my first-year course for students in our Clinical Psychology PhD program, Psychological Therapy and Clinical Fundamentals. My students find it extremely helpful for understanding the dysfunctional mechanisms underlying different mental health problems, targets of intervention, and intervention strategies that can be used to address these targets. I appreciate the addition of three new problem areas (suicide, sleep difficulties, and sexual dysfunction) in the second edition.”

—Arthur L. Cantos, PhD, Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychological Science, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Table of Contents

1. General Issues in Understanding and Treating Psychopathology, Thomas F. Oltmanns, Abigail Powers Lott, & Louis G. Castonguay

2. Depression, Joelle LeMoult, Ashley Battaglini, Katerina Rnic, & Louis G. Castonguay sample

3. Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Michelle G. Newman, Paul F. Crits-Christoph, Lauren E. Szkodny, Gavin N. Rackoff, & Jeremy T. Schwob

4. Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Phobias, Bethany A. Teachman, Marvin R. Goldfried, Elise M. Clerkin, & Alexandra L. Silverman

5. Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder, Jonathan S. Abramowitz & Lynne Siqueland

6. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Richard A. Bryant, Abigail Powers Lott, & Terence M. Keane

7. Eating Disorders, Deborah R. Glasofer, Alexandra F. Muratore, Evelyn Attia, & Kathleen M. Pike

8. Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders, Robert O. Pihl, Sherry H. Stewart, & Ioan Tiberiu Mahu

9. Personality Disorders, Abigail Powers Lott, Jeffrey J. Magnavita, Jacques P. Barber, & Thomas F. Oltmanns

10. Bipolar Disorder, Sheri L. Johnson, Michael W. Otto, Alexandra K. Gold, & Matthew V. Elliott

11. Schizophrenia, Ann M. Kring & David A. Smith

12. Marital and Relational Discord, David A. Sbarra, Atina Manvelian, Julia M. Salinger, & Mark A. Whisman

13. Sexual Dysfunctions, Caroline F. Pukall & Sophie Bergeron

14. Sleep–Wake Disorders, Norah Vincent & Judith R. Davidson

15. Suicide, Craig J. Bryan & E. David Klonsky

16. Psychopathology Research and Clinical Interventions: Broad Conclusions and General Recommendations, Louis G. Castonguay, Thomas F. Oltmanns, & Abigail Powers Lott

About the Editors

Louis G. Castonguay, PhD, is Liberal Arts Professor of Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University. With more than 200 publications, Dr. Castonguay focuses his research on different aspects of therapeutic change and training (including variables related to interventions, relationship, client, and therapist), especially in the context of psychotherapy integration. He is also involved in practice-oriented research and the development of practice research networks aimed at facilitating collaboration between clinicians and researchers. In addition, he has been investigating the process and efficacy of new integrative treatments for generalized anxiety disorder and depression. Dr. Castonguay is a recipient of the Distinguished Psychology Award from Division 29 (Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy) of the American Psychological Association and the Distinguished Career Award from the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR). He has served as president of SPR and of the North American chapter of SPR.

Thomas F. Oltmanns, PhD, is the Edgar James Swift Professor of Psychology in Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis, where he was formerly Director of Clinical Training in Psychology. Dr. Oltmanns’s current research focuses on links between maladaptive personality traits, adverse life events, and health in middle-aged and older adults. He has served on the board of directors of the Association for Psychological Science and as president of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, and the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. Dr. Oltmanns is a recipient of awards for outstanding teaching from Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Virginia, as well as the Toy Caldwell-Colbert Award for Distinguished Educator in Clinical Psychology from Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.

Abigail Powers Lott, PhD, ABPP, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. A board-certified clinical psychologist, Dr. Lott conducts research spanning a range of topics across personality, trauma, and negative health outcomes. She has a particular focus on understanding mechanisms of risk associated with chronic trauma exposure across the lifespan and advancing culturally relevant treatment interventions in underserved and at-risk populations. She has received numerous teaching awards for her efforts in educating both clinical psychology interns and psychiatry residents at Emory University.


Jonathan S. Abramowitz, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Evelyn Attia, MD, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY

Jacques P. Barber, PhD, ABPP, Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

Ashley Battaglini, MA, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Sophie Bergeron, PhD, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Craig J. Bryan, PhD, ABPP, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Richard A. Bryant, PhD, School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Louis G. Castonguay, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Elise M. Clerkin, PhD,Miami University, Oxford, OH

Paul F. Crits-Christoph, PhD,University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Judith R. Davidson, PhD,Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Matthew V. Elliott, BS,University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Deborah R. Glasofer, PhD, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY

Alexandra K. Gold, MA, Boston University, Boston, MA

Marvin R. Goldfried, PhD,Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Sheri L. Johnson, PhD,University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Terence M. Keane, PhD, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA

E. David Klonsky, PhD, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Ann M. Kring, PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Joelle LeMoult, PhD,University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Abigail Powers Lott, PhD, ABPP, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Jeffrey J. Magnavita, PhD, Strategic Psychotherapeutics, Glastonbury, CT; Yale University, New Haven, CT

Ioan Tiberiu Mahu, BA,Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Atina Manvelian, MA,University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Alexandra F. Muratore, PhD, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY

Michelle G. Newman, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Thomas F. Oltmanns, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Michael W. Otto, PhD, Boston University, Boston, MA

Robert O. Pihl, PhD, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Kathleen M. Pike, PhD, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY

Caroline F. Pukall, PhD, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Gavin N. Rackoff, MS,The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Katerina Rnic, PhD, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Julia M. Salinger, MA, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO

David A. Sbarra, PhD, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Jeremy T. Schwob, MA, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Alexandra L. Silverman, MA, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Lynne Siqueland, PhD, Children’s and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety, Plymouth Meeting, PA

David A. Smith, PhD, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Sherry H. Stewart, PhD, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Lauren E. Szkodny, PhD,Dartmouth–Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

Bethany A. Teachman, PhD,University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Norah Vincent, PhD,Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Mark A. Whisman, PhD,University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO


Graduate students, instructors, and practitioners in clinical psychology, social work, psychiatry, counseling, and psychiatric nursing.

Course Use

Will serve as a text in graduate-level courses such as Psychopathology, Abnormal Psychology, Clinical Assessment, and Social Work and Mental Health.
Previous editions published by Guilford:

First Edition, © 2013
ISBN: 9781462528813
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