Clinical Health Psychology in Medical Settings A Practitioner's Guidebook

ISBN-10: 143380378X

ISBN-13: 9781433803789

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: Cynthia D. Belar, William W. Deardorff, American Psychological Association Staff

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"Practicing psychologists and professional graduate students will find this classic guide invaluable for developing specialized expertise in clinical health psychology. The authors, 30-year veterans in the field, provide an overview of the roles and functions of clinical health psychologists as well as the education, training, personal, and professional issues involved. Chapters on assessment, intervention, and consulting with medical colleagues present nuts-and-bolts strategies, case examples, and down-to-earth advice for effective practice."--BOOK JACKET.
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List price: $49.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 8/15/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 316
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Introduction to Clinical Health Psychology
Historical Perspectives in Clinical Health Psychology
The Growth of Clinical Health Psychology
Psychology's Role in Health Care
Roles and Functions of Clinical Health Psychologists
Suggested Readings
Becoming a Clinical Health Psychologist
Education and Training
Personal and Professional Issues
Desk References
Suggested Readings
Clinical Health Psychology Assessment
A Model for Assessment in Clinical Health Psychology
Targets of Assessment
Integrating Assessment Information
Methods of Assessment
Achieving the Goals of Assessment: Understanding the Patient
Suggested Readings
Intervention Strategies in Clinical Health Psychology
Patient Targets
Environmental Targets
Choosing Interventions
Intervention Strategies
Suggested Readings
Pitfalls in Practice
Problems With Referrals
Issues in the Conduct of Consultations
Pitfalls in Assessment
Special Issues in Intervention
Communication of Results
Issues of Disposition
Ethical Issues in the Practice of Clinical Health Psychology
Revision of the Ethics Code
Special Ethical Problems in Clinical Health Psychology
Understanding Versus Applying the Ethical Principles
Suggested Readings
Liability Risks in Clinical Health Psychology: Malpractice Claims and Licensing Board Complaints
Psychological Malpractice Defined
Owing a Duty to the Patient
Proving a Breach of Duty
Establishment of Injury
Proving Proximate Cause of Patient's Injury
Areas of Liability Risk in Clinical Health Psychology
Minimizing Malpractice Risks
Suggested Readings
Future Issues for Clinical Health Psychology
Societal Changes
Development of the Profession
Changes in Psychiatry
Changes in the Health Care System
Suggested Readings
Medical Abbreviations
Journals Relevant to Clinical Health Psychology
Professional and Disease-Specific Organizations
Some Medical Problems That May Present With Psychological Symptoms
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Authors
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