Clinical Health Psychology in Medical Settings: A Practitioner's Guidebook (Hardcover)

Clinical Health Psychology in Medical Settings: A Practitioner's Guidebook By Cynthia D. Belar, William Deardorff Cover Image
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Practicing psychologists and professional graduate students will find this classic guide invaluable in developing specialized expertise in clinical health psychology. The authors, thirty-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.

This new edition includes expanded discussion of psychometric instruments as well as psychological testing with medical patients. The chapter on ethical issues has been completely updated to reflect the updated (2002) version of the APA Ethics Code, and the chapter on liability now identifies highest areas of risk and discusses strategies to reduce liability. All chapters include updated reading lists to guide the practitioner or student interested in further study in targeted areas.

About the Author

Cynthia D. Belar received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Ohio University in Athens in 1974 after an internship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. From 1974 to 1984, she was on the faculty of the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida Health Science Center in Gainesville, where she developed the Pain and Stress Management Laboratory as well as the medical psychology service and training components of the doctoral and internship programs. From 1983 to 1990, she served as chief psychologist and clinical director of behavioral medicine for the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Los Angeles, California. From 1990 to 2000, she served as director of the doctoral program in clinical psychology at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She has served as chair of the Association of Postdoctoral and Psychology Internship Programs, chair of the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology, president of the American Board of Clinical Health Psychology, and president of the American Psychological Association's (APA) Division 38 (Health Psychology). Her research has been in the areas of pain, stress management, biofeedback, and reproductive endocrinology. She is currently the executive director of the APA Education Directorate and professor emerita at the University of Florida. William W. Deardorff received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Washington State University in Pullman in 1985 after an internship at the University of Washington Medical School in Seattle. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical health psychology at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Los Angeles, California. He is board certified in clinical health psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, is a fellow of the American Psychological Association's (APA) Division 38 (Health Psychology) and Division 42 (Independent Practice), and is on the clinical faculty of the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine. He is the coauthor of several books, including Preparing for Surgery (1997), Win the Battle Against Back Pain (1996), Back Pain Remedies for Dummies (1999), and The Psychology of Spine Surgery (2003). He is one of the few psychologist-members of the North American Spine Society (NASS) and the National Association of Spine Specialists. As part of NASS, he is a member of the Outcome Measures task force, the Research Project Management committee, and the Scientific Review committee for the national professional meeting. He also serves on the medical advisory board for http: // Dr. Deardorff is in private practice in Beverly Hills, California, with a multidisciplinary group specializing in disorders of the spine.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781433803789
ISBN-10: 143380378X
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
Publication Date: August 15th, 2008
Pages: 316
Language: English