Among the topics addressed in this book are gender differences in depression, the biological bases of schizophrenia, the diagnosis of multiple personality disorder, the controversy regarding “recovered memories” of child abuse, and the use of Prozac and similar medications to treat mood disturbances.
This book exposes readers to a broad sampling of the major questions and debates confronting psychopathology researchers.
He is a Past President of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (2001-2002), which is Section III within Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA).
He also served as the Division 12 Program Chair for the 2001 APA Convention.
His most recent book, co-authored with Steven Jay Lynn, John Ruscio, and the late Barry L.
Beyerstein, is , National Public Radio, Canadian Public Radio, and numerous other radio programs.
From there, he moved to Emory University and served as associate professor until he earned full professorship in 2000.
In 2002, Lilienfeld founded the Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice.
Providing knowledge to guide truly accountable mental health practice, the volume also is intended to imparts critical skills for designing and evaluating psychological research programs. In a novelistic account of the Rorschach's origins and history, the authors detail the wealth of scientific evidence that the test is of questionable utility for real-world decision making.
Dr Lilienfeld co-authored some of the chapters (see publications below). The book presents a reasoned case against using the test in the courtroom or consulting room, and reveals the strong psychological, economic, and political forces that continue to support the Rorschach despite the research that has exposed its shortcomings and dangers. This book is a collection of 40 articles, from popular and academic sources, that explore ongoing issues and controversies regarding mental illness and its treatment.