Innovative Approaches to Health Psychology: Prevention and Treatment Lessons From AIDS
In an era of vaccinations, angioplasty, and gene therapy, is there any need for behavioral change in improving health? Is the role of the clinical, counseling, and health psychologist becoming obsolete? Quite the contrary. As Margaret A. Chesney and Michael H. Antoni demonstrate in Innovative Approaches to Health Psychology, the opportunity for clinical, counseling, and health psychologists to increase the scope of their practice and their contribution to research is more vital than ever.
As medicine advances, risky behaviors rise, as does noncompliance with medical regimens and the incidence of more drug-resistant strains of viruses. This fascinating book demonstrates how health psychology has risen to the challenge to find new ways to reach and treat at-risk populations.
Using their experiences in responding to the HIV/AIDS crisis over nearly two decades, leading experts in health psychology and clinical psychology illustrate how they identified avenues for intervention and new targets for behavior change and designed new methods to address critical problems. Each chapter presents the theoretical rationale for a host of strategies, empirical validation for the effectiveness with a specific population or presenting problem, and step-by-step procedures for implementation.
Experts demonstrate how basic behavioral science principles were used to develop interventions to assist individuals, families, small groups, and communities. They also share valuable lessons in treating chronic pain, sleep disturbance, noncompliance with complex medical regimens, and the miracle cure/quick fix mentality. They describe their successes in tailoring interventions to specific risk populations, such as adolescents, pregnant women, African American women, gay men, and IV drug users. These findings are invaluable in addressing a range of public health concerns, from sexually transmitted diseases to coping with chronic disease.
—Andrew Baum and Margaret A. Chesney
—Ellen S . Stover
Introduction: Translating a Decade of Innovations Into Clinical Practice
—Margaret A. Chesney and Michael H. Antoni
I. Disease Prevention Innovations for Targeting Populations
- Counseling Adolescents: Designing Interventions to Target Routines, Relationships, Roles, and Stages of Adaptation
—Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Debra A. Murphy, Christy Coleman, and Dallas Swendeman
- Empowering African American Adolescents at Risk: Community-Based Strategies for Reducing Risk Through Enhancing Self-Efficacy
—John B. Jemmott III and Loretta Sweet Jemmott
- Innovations in the Application of Social Cognitive Principles to Develop Prevention Interventions to Reduce Unsafe Sexual Behaviors Among Gay and Bisexual Men
—Jeffrey A. Kelly
- Strategies for Working With Injecting Drug Users: The Role of Health Psychologists in Harm Reduction
—Don C. Des Jarlais and Samuel R. Friedman
II. Innovations for Optimal Disease Management
- Managing Chronic Disease: Individual Counseling With Medically Ill Patients
—Robert H. Remien and Judith G. Rabkin
- Interventions for Mothers During Pregnancy and Postpartum: Behavioral and Pharmacological Approaches
—Deidre Byrnes Periera
- Coping: Interventions for Optimal Disease Management
—Gail Ironson, Michael H. Antoni, Neil Schneiderman, Margaret A. Chesney, Conall O'Cleirigh, Elizabeth Balbin, Debra Greenwood, Susan Lutgendorf, Arthur LaPerriere, Nancy Klimas, and Mary Ann Fletcher
- Group Interventions for Individuals With Serious Medical Illness
—Julienne E. Bower, Margaret E. Kemeny, and Fawzy I. Fawzy
- Managing Pain in Chronic Illness
—Paul B. Jacobsen and William Breitbart
- Improving Sleep Quality in Patients With Chronic Illness
—Dean G. Cruess
III. Interventions Created by New Biomedical Innovations
- Will Advances in Prevention Technologies Make Behavioral Counseling Obsolete? Lessons Learned From HIV Vaccine Trials
—Mallory O. Johnson
- "Close Calls": A Teachable Moment for Long-Term Behavior Change
—Craig R. Waldo, Karena Franses, and Beth Dillon
- Adhering to Complex Medication Regimens
—Maria L. Ekstrand and Margaret A. Chesney
About the Editors
The work on HIV/AIDS, which is thoroughly covered in this book, is perhaps the best illustration of why psychology is relevant to public health and health care. Highly recommended.