Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology, Volume 1: Medical Disorders and Behavioral Applications

Pages: 654
Item #: 431792A
ISBN: 978-1-55798-909-3
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Copyright: 2002
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This comprehensive volume explores the role of behavior and psychology in the development, progression, and treatment of a wide range of medical disorders, discussing in detail the health psychology application to each of the 17 ICD9 chapters of diagnostic classification. Leading health psychology researchers offer an applied clinical perspective in describing the prevalence, prevention, primary, secondary and tertiary treatment, and future directions for research of prevalent disorders, including infectious diseases, endocrine, metabolic, nutritional, and immune disorders, congenital abnormalities, among others.

This practical sourcebook will be an invaluable reference for health psychologists and medical professionals and is the first of three volumes that will be both comprehensive and specific as they relate to the entire field of health psychology. Topics discussed in the second and third volumes include theories, models, and philosophical underpinnings on which the field of health psychology is based as well as specific health and behavior issues facing any scientist or clinician. Although this set could be used as an encyclopedia, a manual, and a comprehensive text, it is meant to encompass a newly developing, rapidly expanding, scientifically validating, and clinically recognized area concerned with human health and healthcare delivery.

The Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology series also includes Volume 2: Disorders of Behavior (2004) and Volume 3: Models and Perspectives in Health Psychology (2004).

Table of Contents


Introduction to the Series
—Thomas J. Boll

Introduction to Volume 1: Medical Disorders and Behavioral Applications
—Suzanne Bennett Johnson, Nathan W. Perry, Jr., and Ronald H. Rozensky

  1. Health Psychology and Infectious Diseases
    —Gail Ironson, Elizabeth Balbin, and Neil Schneiderman
  2. Neoplasms
    —Brent N. Henderson and Andrew Baum
  3. Endocrine, Metabolic, Nutritional, and Immune Disorders
    —Tim Wysocki and Lisa M. Buckloh
  4. Diseases of the Blood and Blood-Forming Organs
    —Ronald T. Brown, Raymond K. Mulhern, and Susan Simonian
  5. Mental Disorders
    —Robert J. Thompson, Jr., and Katherine J. Van Loon
  6. Diseases of the Nervous System and Sense Organs
    —Joshua I. Breier and Jack M. Fletcher
  7. Diseases of the Circulatory System
    —Sonia Suchday, Dana L. Tucker, and David S. Krantz
  8. Diseases of the Respiratory System
    —Thomas L. Creer, Bruce G. Bender, and Deborah O. Lucas
  9. Diseases of the Digestive System
    —Brenda B. Toner and Josee Casati
  10. Genitourinary Diseases
    —Cynthia D. Belar and Steven M. Tovian
  11. Complications of Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Puerperium
    —Deborah N. Ader
  12. Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
    —Steven M. Tovian
  13. Rheumatic Diseases
    —Bruce A. Huyser and Jerry C. Parker
  14. Congenital Abnormalities
    —Alan M. Delamater and Catherine L. Grus
  15. Certain Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period
    —Fonda Davis Euyler
  16. Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-Defined Conditions
    —Mark A. Williams and Michelle Y. Martin
  17. Injury and Poisoning
    —David DiLillo, Lizette Peterson, and Janet E. Farmer

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

Suzanne Bennett Johnson, PhD, is professor and director of the Center for Pediatric Psychology and Family Studies at the University of Florida–Gainesville. She has published widely in the areas of pediatric psychology, medical regimen adherence, psychosocial aspects of Type I diabetes, and the psychological impact of genetic testing.

She is an APA Fellow, past president of APA's Division of Health Psychology (38), and past president of the Society of Pediatric Psychology.

She is board certified in clinical health psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. Recently she served as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow in the office of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY).

Nathan W. Perry, Jr., PhD, is professor emeritus at the University of Florida, where he served as chair of the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology for more than 20 years.

He is a past president of the Florida Psychological Association, past president of the Southeastern Psychological Association, and past president of the Clinical Psychology Division (12) of APA. He is an APA Fellow and has served on the APA Board of Directors.

He is a long-standing advocate of the scientist–practitioner training model and had a research career in the areas of vision and cognition. He is a Diplomate in clinical health psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Ronald H. Rozensky, PhD, is professor and chairman of the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida.

He has served as the chair of both the Board of Professional Affairs and the Board of Educational Affairs of APA and is a past president of the Illinois Psychological Association. He is an APA Fellow and has served two terms on the APA Council of Representatives.

He has published in the areas of health psychology and professional practice. He is board certified in both clinical health psychology and clinical psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology.