John D. Preston, PsyD, ABPP, is a licensed psychologist, and author or coauthor of twenty books. He is professor emeritus of psychology at Alliant International University, and has also served on the faculty of the UC Davis School of Medicine. He has lectured widely in the United States and abroad. He is the recipient of the Mental Health Association's President's Award for contributions to the mental health professions, and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association.John H. O'Neal, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist who has been in private practice since 1977. He is past chief of the department of psychiatry at Sutter Community Hospital in Sacramento, CA. He is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the UC Davis School of Medicine, and a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He lectures on depression and psychopharmacology to mental health professionals, employee assistance programs, and the public. O'Neal received his master's in clinical psychology from Harvard University, and doctor of medicine from the University of Washington.Mary C. Talaga, RPh, PhD, has been a pharmacist for thirty-nine years, with specialization in psychiatric pharmacy and pharmacy administration. She has extensive experience in health care, and has practiced in a variety of clinical settings. Over her career, she has contributed to the development of best practice guidelines, and has promoted collaborative care models. She has provided training and mentoring to health care professionals, and education to patients and consumers.Bret A. Moore, PsyD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical and prescribing psychologist in San Antonio, TX. Over the past twelve years, he has taught graduate-level courses in clinical psychopharmacology for multiple universities and colleges. He is the recipient of the Educator of the Year award from the American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy, and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association.
"Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists is a
wonderfully useful and comprehensive book. It should be essential
reading for all mental health professionals and for others like
myself who have family members suffering from mental illness. Its
great virtues are its clarity and its humane and informed sense of
the diagnosis, treatment, and care of extraordinarily complicated
--Jay Neugeboren, author of Imagining Robert--Jay Neugeboren
"As a pharmacologist who has taught for more than forty years, this text fills an important void by presenting a well-balanced presentation of psychopharmacology, including the basic principles of pharmacology. John Preston's book will be an excellent reference for the researcher and clinician, and a solid desk reference for anyone in the field of psychopharmacology and mental health."
--Randall Tackett, PhD, professor in the department of clinical and administrative pharmacy, and director of the clinical trials certificate program in regulatory affairs at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Alliant University--Randall Tackett, PhD
"I recommend Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists to psychotherapists from various clinical trainings and diverse clinical orientations, as well as to nonpsychiatric physicians and their prescribing assistants. One of the most valuable elements of this text is the authors' reminder to consider when and how medication can be appropriate to treatment, and how the clinician is an essential part of the psycho-medical treatment team.
If you have only one reference book on your shelf addressing the
interface between clinical treatment and psychopharmacology, this
should be it."
--Marvin B. Berman, PhD--Marvin B. Berman, PhD