The Health Psychology Handbook: Practical Issues For The Behavioral Medicine Specialist
The Health Psychology Handbook: Practical Issues for the Behavioral Medicine Specialist
Review"It is sure to be an invaluable resource to scientist-practitioners during the education and training process as well as to those continuing their professional development . . . with this Handbook, we have a great resource to facilitate what is ready for translation from research to practice now. Our patients can benefit from these services now and we need a well-trained health care workforce to meet these needs." -- Cynthia D. Belar, Ph.DThis comprehensive yet practical handbook consolidates information needed by health psychologists working alongside other healthcare professionals. It facilitates the progression of the learner from the classroom to the clinical setting by focusing on the translation of science to practice using practical examples.The Handbook is divided into four major parts. Part I highlights practical issues faced by health psychologists in a medical setting (how to motivate patients, consultation-liaison, assessment and screening, brief psychotherapies, ethical issues, etc.) Part II concentrates on treating unhealthy behaviors (alcohol and nicotine use, noncompliance, overeating/obesity, physical inactivity, stress). Part III considers behavioral aspects of medical problems (pain management, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, sexual dysfunction, HIV/AIDS, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia). And Part IV takes up special issues relevant to practice and research in the field (minority issues, women's issues, working with geriatric populations, public health approaches to health psychology and behavioral medicine).The Handbook will prove to be an invaluable resource for those already working in the field of health psychology as well as for those in training..About the AuthorLee M. Cohen is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at Texas Tech University. He completed graduate training in clinical psychology at Oklahoma State University and was subsequently funded by NIH/NIDA, which led to a Postdoctoral Fellowship specializing in behavioral medicine at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. While there, he participated in collaborative research regarding adult and adolescent smoking cessation interventions and consulted to physicians in a primary care clinic setting to assist in management of patients
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