Clinical Health Psychology in Medical Settings: A Practitioner's Guidebook, Second Edition
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.