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Citadel News Service
10 Feb 2012

Psychology professor publishes book on child psychology

Citadel professor Al Finch recently published a book on clinical child and adolescent psychology.


Al Finch

Finch co-authored the book, “Specialty Competencies in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology” with John E. Lochman, W. Michael Nelson, III and Michael C. Roberts. In the work, Finch and his co-authors provide a demonstration of the practices involved in child psychology, which can extend beyond the traditional age cohort of its patients. Furthermore, the book looks to address the relationship between child psychology and psychological specializations including clinical psychology, cognitive and behavioral psychology, school psychology and clinical health psychology.
The book, published in January by Oxford University Press, is described by the publisher as “an invaluable resource for all those interested in pursuing the clinical child and adolescent specialty practice.”

Finch is board certified in both clinical psychology and clinical child and adolescent psychology. He is also certified as a Level II school psychologist in South Carolina. His current teaching interests are in learning, human growth and development, and the history of psychology. His research interests are in the area of child and adolescent psychopathology. Finch formerly served as dean of Humanities and Social Sciences and as head of the Psychology Department at The Citadel.

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