Primary Care Psychology

Pages: 343
Item #: 4317025
ISBN: 978-1-59147-054-0
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Copyright: 2004
Format: Hardcover
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Primary Care Psychology examines the essential role that psychology plays in the delivery of primary care. Exciting opportunities in the delivery of behavioral health services have emerged in this area. Because psychological and behavioral interventions are natural complements to primary care, psychology is poised to become a full partner in the health professions.

For the first time, this edited volume brings together the leading researchers, scholars, and practitioners in the field to create a thorough and integrated manual about the major topics in primary care psychology. Chapters provide detailed descriptions of procedures that successfully implement theory, practical analyses of clinical and research implications, comprehensive discussions about the provision of care within special populations, critical examinations of the effect that health policy has on practice and resource allocation, and helpful illustrations and case studies.

The book will be a valuable resource for anyone who wants effective methods for providing coordinated and integrated health care to patients and families.

Table of Contents


—Joseph E. Scherger


I. What Is Primary Care Psychology?

  1. Education, Practice, and Research Opportunities for Psychologists in Primary Care
    —James H. Bray, Robert G. Frank, Susan H. McDaniel, and Margaret Heldring
  2. The Integration and Consolidation of Health Care: Implications for Psychology in Primary Care
    —Randy Phelps and Geoffrey M. Reed
  3. The Physician–Patient Relationship
    —Richard Frankel and Howard Beckman
  4. Recommendations for Education and Training in Primary Care Psychology
    —Susan H. McDaniel, David S. Hargrove, Cynthia D. Belar, Carolyn S. Schroeder, and Esther L. Freeman

II. The Practice of Primary Care Psychology

  1. Psychological Practice in Primary Care Settings: Practical Tips for Clinicians
    —William E. Haley, Susan H. McDaniel, James H. Bray, Robert G. Frank, Margaret Heldring, Suzanne B. Johnson, Elsie Go Lu, Geoffrey M. Reed, and Jack G. Wiggins
  2. Family Psychology in Primary Care: Managing Issues of Power and Dependency Through Collaboration
    —Susan H. McDaniel and Jeri Hepworth
  3. Primary Care Psychology in Independent Practice
    —W. David Driscoll and Eugene P. McCabe
  4. Making It in the Real World: Diverse Models of Collaboration in Primary Care
    —Nancy B. Ruddy and Carolyn S. Schroeder
  5. The Air Force Experience: Integrating Behavioral Health Providers Into Primary Care
    —Paul G. Wilson

III. Primary Care Psychology for Specific Populations

  1. Behavioral and Developmental Problems of Children in Primary Care: Opportunities for Psychologists
    —Maureen M. Black and Laura Nabors
  2. Psychologists in Women's Primary Care and Obstetrics–Gynecology: Consultation and Treatment Issues
    —Helen L. Coons, Diana Morgenstern, Eileen M. Hoffman, Meg I. Striepe, and Cathy Buch
  3. Serving Older Adults: Clinical Geropsychology in Primary Care
    —William E. Haley
  4. Psychological Practice in Rural Primary Care
    —James H. Bray, Michael F. Enright, and Irene Easling
  5. Chronic Illness Management in Primary Care: The Cardinal Symptoms Model
    —Robert G. Frank, Kristopher J. Hagglund, and Janet E. Farmer

IV. Health Systems, Policy, and Primary Care Psychology

  1. U. S. Health Policy and Psychology
    —Margaret Heldring
  2. Outcome Assessment for Resource Allocation in Primary Care
    —Robert M. Kaplan, Thomas L. Patterson, and Erik J. Groessl
  3. The Future Is Primary Care
    —Patrick H. DeLeon, Nina P. Rossomando, and Brian D. Smedley


About the Editors

Editor Bios

Robert G. Frank, PhD, is dean of the College of Health Professions at the University of Florida where he is also a professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology. Dr. Frank has a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of New Mexico. He is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is past president of the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology of the American Psychological Association and a Fellow in the Divisions of Rehabilitation Psychology and Health Psychology. He currently chairs the Health Care Task Force for the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council and has chaired American Psychological Association's Committee on Professional Continuing Education (1997) and its Board of Educational Affairs (2000).

Susan H. McDaniel, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine and Director of the Family and Marriage Program in Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. She is known for her publications in the areas of medical family psychology, family systems medicine, and family therapy supervision and consultation. Her special areas of interest are assisted reproductive technologies, somatization, genetic testing, and gender and health. She is a frequent speaker at meetings of both health and mental health professionals.

James H. Bray, PhD, is Director, Family Psychology Programs and Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Bray has published and presented numerous works in the areas of divorce, remarriage, adolescent substance use, intergenerational family relationships, and collaboration between physicians and psychologists. He was the principal investigator of the federally funded longitudinal study, Developmental Issues in StepFamilies Research Project, and has appeared on the Today Show, 20/20, Good Morning America, radio and TV about his work.

Margaret Heldring, PhD, is the president and Executive Director of a nonprofit, bipartisan organization, America's HealthTogether. The mission of this organization is to advance a broad view of health and health care, provide effective public education about universal health care, and to promote health and social justice. Dr. Heldring is a clinical psychologist with more than 30 years experience in health care. From 1984 until 2001, she was a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington. She is a past president of the Washington State Psychological Association and past chair of the American Psychological Association's Committee of State Leaders.

Reviews & Awards

A very readable resource for anyone seeking an understanding of the reasons why, and how, psychologists can become valuable members of the primary health care team. Highly recommended.
—CHOICE Magazine