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The Essentials of Clinical Health Psychology

  • ID: 2251051
  • Book
  • March 2006
  • 368 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This concise paperback edition takes a selection of the most clinically focussed chapters from the prestigious
Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology. Ideal for the individual practitioner, this accessible guide presents an excellent overview of the key contributions in this growing field.

An international panel of authors – all practising clinicians and researchers – demonstrate how clinical health psychology can make a difference to the experience of patients, families and carers. Key topics covered include:

  • The person’s experience of health care
  • The experience of families and carers
  • Oncology and psycho–oncology
  • Chronic pain
  • Treatment of obesity
  • Sexual health and HIV
  • Ageing.

The Essentials of Clinical Health Psychology provides authoritative accounts of psychological models, interventions and evidence base in a broad range of conditions and concepts. It will be a valuable resource for all academics, researchers and practitioners in this area, and will also be of great use to students and those in training.


Cynthia Belar, USA

Suzanne Bennett Johnson, USA

Joyce A. Corsica, USA

Jane Duff, UK

Patricia E. Durning, USA

Timothy R. Elliott, USA

Mary Gilhooly, UK

Robert L. Glueckauf, USA

Barbara Hedge, UK

Paul Kennedy, UK

Timothy U. Ketterson, USA

Kristin M. Kilbourn, USA

Gary Latchford, UK

Wolfgang Linden, Canada

Susan Llewelyn, UK

Jeffrey S. Loomis, USA

Eileen McDonach, UK

Elena S. Monarch, USA

Jeri Morris, USA

Dawn Newman Carlson, USA

David W. Nickelson, USA

Michael G. Perri, USA

Treven C. Pickett, USA

Patricia Rivera, USA

Pauline Slade, UK

Dennis C. Turk, USA

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About the Editors.

List of Contributors.



Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview (Paul Kennedy and Susan Llewelyn).

Chapter 2: Models and Concepts (Cynthia Belar).

Chapter 3: The Person’s Experience of Health Care (Paul Kennedy and Susan Llewelyn).

Chapter 4: The Experience of Families and their Carers in Health Care (Timothy R. Elliott and Patricia Rivera).

Chapter 5: Cardiac Conditions (Wolfgang Linden).

Chapter 6: Oncology and Psycho–oncology (Kristin M. Kilbourn and Patricia E. Durning).

Chapter 7: Chronic Pain (Dennis C. Turk and Elena S. Monarch).

Chapter 8: Treatment of Obesity (Michael G. Perri and Joyce A. Corsica).

Chapter 9: Diabetes Mellitus (Suzanne Bennett Johnson and Dawn Newman Carlson).

Chapter 10: Working with Cognitively Impaired Clients (Jeri Morris).

Chapter 11: Spinal Cord Injury (Jane Duff and Paul Kennedy).

Chapter 12: Gynaecology Pauline Slade).

Chapter 13: Accident and Trauma (Gary Latchford).

Chapter 14: Psychological Management for Sexual Health and HIV (Barbara Hedge).

Chapter 15: An Average Old Age: Associations between Ageing, Health and Behaviour (Mary Gilhooly and Eileen McDonach).

Chapter 16: Telehealth Research and Practice: Key Issues and Recent Developments (Robert L. Glueckauf, Treven C. Pickett, Timothy U. Ketterson, Jeffrey S. Loomis and David W. Nickelson).

Chapter 17: Convergence, Integration and Priorities (Paul Kennedy and Susan Llewelyn).


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Paul Kennedy
Susan Llewelyn
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