This highly popular health psychology text, which is both a working reference manual for professional health psychologists and a highly regarded teaching tool, is now available in a fully revised and updated new edition. The first section looks at the foundations of good practice, including how to carry out an effective initial clinical interview and assessment. In the next main section, detailed chapters then address the most important medical conditions dealt with by psychologists, including cardiovascular and respiratory disorders, chronic pain, diabetes, endocrine and gastrointestinal problems, AIDS, MS, obstetric and gynecological conditions, and many more. The final section looks at community, social, spiritual, and creative involvement, including effective methods for helping patients cope with their medical conditions, alternative health methods, and risk reduction in minority populations.The authors and contributors have extensive academic and clinical experience in the diverse areas where health psychology techniques can be productively implemented, and their enthusiasm to help others master these methods comes through in the clarity with which they explain the tools of the health psychologist’s trade.
Table of ContentsPreface • Contributors and Editors
Section I: Foundations of Practice
Health Psychology and Medicine: The Art and Science of Healing – Sara J. Knight & Paul M. Camic • Assessment Approaches in Health Psychology: Issues and Practical Considerations – Linda Van Egeren
Section II: Physical Systems and Presenting Problems
Clinical Cardiac Psychology – Albert J. Bellg • COPD and Other Respiratory Diseases – Susan M. Labott • Chronic Pain Management – Kimeron N. Hardin • Dental-Related Problems and Health Psychology – Robert J. Moretti & William A. Ayer – Diabetes Mellitus and Other Endocrine Disorders – James E. Aikens & Lynne I. Wagner • Gastrointestinal Conditions and Disorders – Paul M. Camic & Laura M. Gaugh – Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome – Seth C. Kalichman & Kathleen J. Sikkema • Multiple Sclerosis – David C. Mohr & Darcy Cox • Obstetric and Gynecological Conditions – Susan Caruso Klock • Oncology and Hematology – Sara J. Knight • Urological Disorders – Steven M. Tovian
Section III: Health and Illness – Community, Social, Spiritual, and Creative Involvement
Family, Friends, and Community: The Role of Social Support in Promoting Health – Jean E. Rhodes • Spirituality, Religion, and the Experience of Illness – Randolph G. Potts • Medical Art Therapy: Using Imagery and Visual Expression in Healing – Janet K. Long • Reduction of Health Risk in Ethnic Minority Populations – Marian L. Fitzgibbon, & Lisa A. P. Sánchez-Johnsen
"The Clinical Handbook of Health Psychology is one of the most useful books I have seen in its field. Its empirically based, practical focus makes it suitable both for advanced graduate students and for experienced practitioners. This volume brings together applied, up-to-date information on the most common medical diagnoses of clients seen by health psychologists, and on the latest psychological assessment and intervention techniques tailored to persons with these medical diagnoses. It thus provides an invaluable reference tool for the practicing health psychologist."
Martita A Lopez, PhD, Associate Professor & Director of Clinical Training, Dept of Psychology, Rush-Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL
"This text will endure as a useful teaching tool."
Kathleen Segraves, PhD, Dept of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University, & Director of Behavioral Medicine Service at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
"Designed as a practical guide and clinical reference for clinicians, predoctoral psychology interns, and graduate students, it successfully integrates science and the art of healing... Educators and emerging professionals alike will find it a highly readable text that should serve as a valuable addition to their personal reference libraries.
"There are many strengths of this text … Educators will appreciate its organization … Students will be sure to experience the excitement of the scope of their field and the expanding potential and opportunity for promoting health and healing."
Robert D Kerns, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Psychology, Yale University, Hartford, CT.
"This is a book that defines the present and will shape the future."
Dale G. Larson, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
"Now in its second edition, the Clinical Handbook of Health Psychology is a practical resource for clinicians, psychology interns, and advanced graduate students [and] a useful reference in both an academic and a clinical context. The strength of the book is its emphasis on evidence-based clinical interventions…
"Psychologists and other health practitioners will likely find Clinical Handbook of Health Psychology of considerable value as an overview of the field with sufficient depth to guide clinical practice…
"The second section of the book is the most substantial and has a chapter devoted to [each of] various health problems. The great advantage of this section is that it contains chapters relevant to a large number of general practitioners in the fields of clinical, counseling and health psychology…
"As an introduction to health psychology, this is a worthwhile reference for the bookshelves of generalists in medicine, health psychology, clinical social work, or other related professions."
Reviewed by Professor Ashraf Kagee in PsycCRITIQUES (January 2005)