Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology, Volume 3: Models and Perspectives in Health Psychology

Pages: 641
Item #: 4317042
ISBN: 978-1-59147-106-6
List Price: $19.95
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Copyright: 2004
Format: Hardcover
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The third and final volume in this series highlights the development of psychology as a health science. A diverse group of leading researchers and clinicians detail the philosophical underpinnings on which the field is based identifying psychology's contribution to healthcare and public health. This volume highlights the development of psychology as a health science, identifies psychology's contribution to public health, and successfully integrates psychological theory to better understand the interface of health, psychology, disease, and behavior. Chapters encompass research perspectives, clinical issues, and public health and policy topics.

This practical sourcebook will be an invaluable reference for health psychologists and medical professionals. The three volumes are both comprehensive and specific as they relate to the entire field of health psychology. Topics in Volume 1 explore the role of behavior and psychology in a wide range of medical disorders, and use the ICD-9 diagnostic classification as a basis. Volume 2 examines how behavior affects the development, progression, and treatment of specific medical disorders. This set could be used as an encyclopedia, a manual, or a comprehensive text. It is meant to encompass a newly developing, rapidly expanding, scientifically validating, and clinically recognized area concerned with human health and health care delivery.

The Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology series also includes Volume 1: Medical Disorders and Behavioral Applications (2002) and Volume 2: Disorders of Behavior and Health (2004).

Table of Contents


Introduction to the Series
—Thomas J. Boll

Introduction to Volume 3: Models and Perspective in Health Psychology
—Robert G. Frank, Jan L. Wallander, and Andrew Baum

I. Overview

  1. The Development of Psychology as a Health Science
    —Andrew Baum, Nathan W. Perry Jr., and Sally Tarbell

II. Research Perspectives

  1. Biobehavioral Bases of Disease Processes
    —Dean G. Cruess, Neil Schneiderman, Michael H. Antoni, and Frank Penedo
  2. Psychoneuroimmunology
    —Michael J. Forlenza and Andrew Baum
  3. Behavioral Aspects of Genetic Risk for Disease: Cancer Genetics as a Prototype for Complex Issues in Health Psychology
    —Lari Wenzel and Karen Glanz
  4. Personality Theory and Research in the Study of Health and Behavior
    —Timothy W. Smith and John M. Ruiz
  5. Psychosocial Models
    —Laura M. Bogart and Douglas L. Delahanty
  6. How Integrative Behavioral Theory Can Improve Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
    —Craig K. Ewart

III. Clinical Issues

  1. The Practice of Clinical Health Psychology: Professional Issues
    —Rebecca K. Papas, Cynthia D. Belar, and Ronald H. Rozensky
  2. Payment for Clinical Services: From Fundamentals to Practice Considerations
    —Niccie McKay and Robert G. Frank
  3. Complementary Health Care
    —Margaret A. Gardea, Robert J. Gatchel, and Richard C. Robinson
  4. Telehealth and Health Care Psychology: Current Developments in Practice and Research
    —Robert L. Glueckauf, David W. Nickelson, Jeffrey D. Whitton, and Jeffrey S. Loomis

IV. Public Health and Policy Perspectives

  1. Health Psychology: A Public Policy Perspective
    —Patrick H. DeLeon, Ruth Ullmann Paige, Brian D. Smedley, and Morgan T. Sammons
  2. Behavioral Epidemiology and Health Psychology
    —Jalie A. Tucker, Martha M. Phillips, James G. Murphy, and James M. Raczynski
  3. The Role of Behavioral Factors in Achieving National Health Outcomes
    —C. Tracy Orleans, Cheryl C. Ulmer, and Jessie C. Gruman
  4. Interventions in Community Settings
    —Laura C. Leviton and James M. Raczynski
  5. Measuring Health Outcomes: Applications for Health Psychology
    —Joshua C. Klapow, Robert M. Kaplan, and Jason N. Doctor

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editors

Editor Bios


Thomas J. Boll, PhD, is director of the Neuropsychology Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. For 32 years, he was a professor at several universities and medical centers including the University of Washington; the University of Virginia; the Chicago Medical School; and for the past 20 years, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He was a professor in the Departments of Psychology, Pediatrics, and Neurological Surgery.

He is board certified in clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology, and clinical health psychology. His research investigations in the areas of health and human behavior include issues related to heart and lung transplantations and chronic pediatric illnesses, including congenital cytomegalovirus, low birthweight, seizure disorders, and learning disabilities.

He has written on various aspects of educational and curriculum design for health psychology and was the founding chairman of the Department of Medical Psychology at the Chicago Medical Center and the first director of clinical training for the Medical Psychology Program at UAB. He was the chair of the Doctoral Curriculum Committee at the Arden House Conference, which set the curriculum for health psychology doctoral training programs.

Volume Editors

Robert G. Frank, PhD, is dean of the College of Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida, where he is also a professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology. His first appointment was at the University of Missouri–Columbia School of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, where he established the Division of Clinical Health Psychology and Neuropsychology.

He was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow from 1991 to 1992 and he worked with Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM). After completing the fellowship, Dr. Frank returned to the University of Missouri where, as assistant to the dean for health policy, he continued to work on federal and state health policy. He continued to work with Senator Bingaman and managed Missouri's state health reform effort, the ShowMe Health Reform Initiative.

He 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; is past president of the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology of APA and a fellow in the Divisions of Rehabilitation Psychology and Health Psychology; and currently chairs the Health Care Task Force for the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council and has chaired the APA's Committee on Professional Continuing Education (1997) and its Board of Educational Affairs (2000).

Andrew Baum, PhD, is deputy director for Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and is responsible for oversight and coordination of cancer control and prevention research activities. In this capacity he has fostered projects to better understand the basis of individual susceptibility to cancer; the conditions that promote cancer development; and the social and behavioral barriers to effective prevention, early detection, and treatment of cancer.

His current research interests include the biobehavioral aspects of cancer and chronic illness, chronic stress and illness, and psychoneuroimmunology.

He received his BS in psychology in 1970 from the University of Pittsburgh. He was awarded his PhD in psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1974.

Before joining the University of Pittsburgh in 1993, he was professor of psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience, and assistant to the president for Research and Sponsored Programs at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, where he received the Achievement, Outstanding Service, and Distinguished Service Medals. He has also received awards from APA and its Health Psychology Division.

He has authored or coauthored more than 150 scientific articles, chapters, and books and is editor of the Journal of Applied Social Psychology and the Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research.

Jan L. Wallander, PhD, is principle research scientist at Sociometrics Corporation in Los Altos, California, as well as research professor of psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Previously, he was director of developmental psychology in the Department of Psychology, associate director for Human Development Research at the Civitan International Research Center, and director of research at the Alabama University Center for Developmental Disabilities at UAB.

His research focuses on risk, resilience, and psychosocial development of children and adolescents who experience chronic health and developmental conditions and the impact they may have on their families.

Dr. Wallander has held numerous leadership roles in national and international scientific and professional activities, including president of the Society of Pediatric Psychology, associate editor of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology and the International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, pediatric program chair for the 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2002 International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, and past member of the executive committees of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine and Alabama Psychological Association.

His most recent book (coedited with Hans Koot) is Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents. He has also chaired more than 30 theses or dissertations.

Dr. Wallander has produced more than 200 scientific publications, and he has been invited to make presentations at meetings and institutions nationally and internationally. He is a recipient of the Lee Salk Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Pediatric Psychology.