University Community Members Collaborate to Publish Books

February 21, 2017

Eight recent books can be directly linked to just two University of Scranton psychology professors and a staff psychologist. The books include “Supervision Essentials for Integrative Psychotherapy,” published in 2017, a collaboration between John Norcross, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Scranton, and Leah Popple, Psy.D., a staff psychologist in the University’s Counseling Center. Another 2017 book, the second edition of “Clinician’s Guide to Evidence-Based Practices: Behavioral Health and Addictions,” is a collaboration between Dr. Norcross, Thomas Hogan, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Scranton, and two colleagues. In addition, the five-volume “APA Handbook of Clinical Psychology,” edited by Dr. Norcross and two other colleagues, was published in 2017, and the 2016/2017 edition of the “Insider’s Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology” by Dr. Norcross and Michael Sayette, Ph.D., professor of psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, was published in 2016.

            “Supervision Essentials for Integrative Psychotherapy” is part of the American Psychological Association Clinical Supervision Essentials Series. The book features systematic and research-informed supervision of integrative psychology based upon “evidence for the effectiveness of particular supervisory (and psychotherapy) methods,” as well as “tailoring both the supervision method and supervisory relationship to the trainee,” as stated in the preface. The book reflects clinical supervision from the vantage point of both the supervisor and the supervisee. Chapters include supervisory methods and processes, handling common supervisory challenges, and supervisor development and self-care.

            The authors of the “Clinician’s Guide to Evidence-Based Practices: Behavioral Health and Addictions,” are Dr. Norcross, Dr. Hogan, Gerald Koocher, Ph.D., professor of psychology and dean of the College of Science and Health at DePaul University, and Lauren Maggio, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and associate director of graduate programs in health professions education at Uniformed Health Services University. The book is intended to provide a “concise, practical guide designed to assist mental health and addictions practitioners in accessing, interpreting and applying EBPs” (evidence-based practice), according its introduction. The book includes chapters on locating research through both filtered and unfiltered sources, as well as reading and interpreting research, translating research into practice, and integrating the patient and clinician with research.

Part of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) handbooks in psychology series and the APA reference books collection, the “APA Handbook of Clinical Psychology” consists of volumes on “Roots and Branches,” “Theory and Research,” “Applications and Methods,” “Psychopathology and Health” and “Education and Profession.” Dr. Norcross and colleagues Gary VandenBos, Ph.D., former executive director of the Office of Publications and Databases and publisher for APA, and Donald Freedheim, Ph.D., professor emeritus of psychology at Case Western Reserve University, edited the five-volume set.

Chapters of “Insider’s Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology” include choosing a Ph.D. or Psy.D., preparing for graduate school, selecting schools, applying to programs, and mastering the interview, among others. The book also includes reports on programs in clinical psychology, counseling psychology and combined programs, as well as worksheets to help guide the process.

            An internationally recognized expert on behavior change and psychotherapy, Dr. Norcross is the author of “Changeology,” in addition to more than 400 scholarly publications and 25 books that he has co-written or edited. He has served on the editorial boards of a dozen academic journals and as president of the APA’s Division of Clinical Psychology and its Division of Psychotherapy. He has researched New Year’s resolutions and self-change for nearly three decades. Dr. Norcross joined the University faculty in 1985. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and his master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island. A licensed psychologist, he performed his clinical internship at Brown University School of Medicine. He is also an adjunct professor of psychology at State University of New York Upstate Medical University. During his distinguished career, Dr. Norcross has won numerous prestigious awards for teaching and research.

            Dr. Hogan has authored three textbooks and has co-authored several standardized tests, which include the Survey of School Attitudes and the Metropolitan Achievement Tests. His research on measurement practices has been published in numerous academic journals. Dr. Hogan joined the University’s faculty in 1985. During his career, he has also served as the University’s dean of the graduate school and director of research, as well as interim provost and academic vice president. He earned his bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University and his master’s and Ph.D. from Fordham University

            Dr. Popple first began working at the University’s Counseling Center as an intern in 2010. She served as a post-doctoral resident before joining the staff on a full-time basis in 2016. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and her master’s and doctorate from Marywood University.

Collaborations involving Distinguished Professors John Norcross, Ph.D., and Thomas Hogan, Ph.D., and Leah Popple, Psy.D., a staff psychologist in the University’s Counseling Center, have resulted in the recent publication of eight books, including: “Supervision Essentials for Integrative Psychotherapy,” a collaboration between Dr. Norcross and Dr. Popple; and “Clinician’s Guide to Evidence-Based Practices: Behavioral Health and Addictions,” a collaboration between Dr. Norcross and Dr. Hogan. From left are: Dr. Norcross, Dr. Popple and Dr. Hogan.




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