Health Psychology Through the Life Span: Practice and Research Opportunities

Pages: 464
Item #: 4317780
ISBN: 978-1-55798-378-7
List Price: $24.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $19.95
Copyright: 1996
Format: Hardcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

Written by the top practitioners and researchers in the field, Health Psychology Through the Life Span explores a vast array of critical services that health psychologists can provide in both the practice and research arenas. Chapters summarize research results that show the positive health benefits of behavioral treatments, describe collaborative practices — both formal and informal — that physicians and psychologists can establish, and outline specific behavioral approaches to various health problems such as

  • depression
  • anxiety disorders
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • respiratory illness
  • Alzheimer's disease and other issues of aging
  • renal disease
  • pain and stress
  • HIV/AIDS among African Americans
  • smoking
  • binge drinking among college students
Table of Contents

List of Contributors

—Jane E. Brody


  1. Introduction
    —Robert J. Resnick and Ronald H. Rozensky

I. Overview

Part Introduction

  1. Psychology as a Health Care Profession: Its Evolution and Future Directions
    —Russ Newman and Geoffrey M. Reed
  2. The New Structure of Health Care and a Role for Psychology
    —Nicholas A. Cummings
  3. A Life-Course Perspective on Physical and Psychological Health
    —James S. Jackson
  4. Aging, Health, and Behavior: The Interplay Between Basic and Applied Science
    —Denise C. Park
  5. A Proposal for an Expanded View of Health and Psychology: The Integration of Behavior and Health
    —Cynthia D. Belar

II. Psychologists in Primary Care Settings

Part Introduction

  1. Psychologists as Primary Care Practitioners
    —James H. Bray
  2. Collaborative Practice: Psychologists and Internists
    —Garland Y. DeNelsky
  3. Psychologists and Pediatricians in Collaborative Practice
    —Carolyn S. Schroeder
  4. Behavioral Health Care in Primary Care Settings: Recognition and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
    —David H. Barlow, Jonathan A. Lerner, and Jeanne Lawton Esler
  5. Catching Depression in Primary Care Physicians' Offices
    —Lynn P. Rehm
  6. Helping Physicians Make Useful Recommendations About Losing Weight
    —Daniel S. Kirschenbaum
  7. Substance Use Problems in Primary Care Medical Settings: Is There a Psychologist in the House?
    —Bruce S. Liese, Belinda A. Vail, and Kimberly A. Seaton
  8. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disabilities in the Pediatrician's Office
    —Jan L. Culbertson

III. Psychologists in Tertiary Care Settings

Part Introduction

  1. Pediatric Oncology: Medical Crisis Intervention
    —Gerald P. Koocher
  2. Establishing a Role for Psychology in Respiratory Medicine
    —Bruce G. Bender
  3. The Role of Clinical Neuropsychology in the Assessment and Care of Persons With Alzheimer's Disease
    —Alfred W. Kaszniak
  4. Quality of Life and Adjustment in Renal Disease: A Health Psychology Perspective
    —Petra Symister and Ronald Friend
  5. Health Psychology and the Field of Urology
    —Steven M. Tovian
  6. Touch Therapies for Pain Management and Stress Reduction
    —Tiffany M. Field
  7. Treatment Adherence and Clinical Outcome: Can We Make a Difference?
    —Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob and Elizabeth A. Schlenk

IV. Psychologists in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Part Introduction

  1. African American Women, Their Families, and HIV/AIDS
    —Debra Greenwood, José Szapocznik, Scott McIntosh, Michael Antoni, Gail Ironson, Manuel Tejeda, Lavonda Clarington, Deanne Samuels, and Linda Sorhaindo
  2. Revolution in Health Promotion: Smoking Cessation as a Case Study
    —James O. Prochaska
  3. Reducing College Student Binge Drinking: A Harm-Reduction Approach
    —G. Alan Marlatt
  4. Strategies to Reduce the Risk of HIV Infection, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and Pregnancy Among African American Adolescents
    —John B. Jemmott III and Loretta Sweet Jemmott

V. Psychologists as Health Care Providers

Part Introduction

  1. Expanding Roles in the Twenty-First Century
    —Patrick H. DeLeon, William C. Howell, Russ Newman, Anita B. Brown, Gwendolyn Puryear Keita, and John L. Sexton


About the Editors

Editor Bios

Robert J. Resnick, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and former Chair, Division of Clinical Psychology, Health Sciences Center, Virginia Commonwealth University. He is presently Professor of Psychology at Randolph-Macon College and maintains a pediatric health psychology practice.

Dr. Resnick has been the recipient of the APA's Division of Clinical Psychology Award for Distinguished Contributions to Clinical Psychology, the Society of Pediatric Psychology's Lee Salk Distinguished Service Award, the Department of the Army's Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, and the APA Award for Contributions to Applied Psychology as a Professional Practice. He is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology and a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academy of Practice.

Dr. Resnick has held numerous elected offices in the APA, including the 1995–1996 presidency. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals and has published and presented widely in the areas of attention deficits and health policy.

Ronald H. Rozensky, PhD, is the Associate Chairperson of Psychiatry and Chief Psychologist at the Evanston Hospital. He is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University and Medical School.

Dr. Rozensky is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology and a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academy of Practice. He is founding editor of the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings (Plenum) and coeditor of the Handbook of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.

Dr. Rozensky is a past president of the Illinois Psychological Association and is a member of the APA's Council of Representatives. He received a 1995 APA Heiser Presidential Award in behalf of Professional Psychology. He serves as the APA's representative to the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Dr. Rozensky has published numerous chapters and articles on such topics as professional issues, credentialing, trauma, and health psychology.

Reviews & Awards
Resnick and Rozensky have compiled a text that is appealing to the novice as well as the more experienced scientist practitioner who specializes in health psychology…On the whole, this compendium is both provocative and optimistic. At a time when some psychologists bemoan the impact of managed care on mental health practice, these authors present a compelling argument for reconceptualizing the role of the health psychologist…those with interests in health psychology are harkened to view themselves and take the steps necessary to promote their role as primary health care providers who work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary manner to foster comprehensive health care.
—Contemporary Psychology, 1998, Vol. 43, No. 1