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Center for Psychology and Health

The APA Center for Psychology and Health is dedicated to highlighting and advancing the contributions of psychology to the overall improvement of health status — both mental and physical — and health care in our nation.

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Integrated health care

Reliance on integrated, interprofessional health care teams, which include psychologists, enables our evolving health care system to address the physical, psychological, and social aspects of health. This compelling approach to service delivery contributes to achieving the “triple aim” of health care reform by improving ...

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psychology and health: contributions of psychology to the

Psychology as both a science and a profession has been closely identified with other disciplines in the broad field of health since the turn of the century. Recent advances in health care have reinforced the growing belief that the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of illness can be greatly enhanced by ...

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APA Center for Psychology and Health

geropsychology) provide interprofessional, team-based care in pediatric, adult, and family-oriented primary care settings in both the public and private sectors. Briefing Series on the Role of Psychology in Health Care. How Psychologists Can Contribute. AMERICAN. PSYCHOLOGICAL. ASSOCIATION. APA Center for.

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The Role of Psychology in Health Care Delivery

There is a wealth of professional opportunities for practicing psychologists, particularly given the recent recognition of psychology as a health care profession. A number of dimensions are discussed that can be used as a heuristic to outline the participation of psychologists in the general health care arena. Dimensions ...

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A role for clinical psychology in health care and policy concerning

Such sensitivities, including phobias and seasonal affectivity, fall within clinical psychology's purview. A theoretical/clinical approach called the Synchronous Systems Model, which defines and uses individual differences in people and in settings, could serve medical health care and policy. When specific people are ...

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Applying Psychology in Health Settings

What is Health Psychology? • The application of psychological theories and approaches to health care. • Multidisciplinary in approach and application. • Related to health promotion, behavioural health, public health, medical sociology etc.

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PSYCHOLOGY AND HEALTH IN AFRICA

PSYCHOLOGY AND HEALTH IN AFRICA. BERNICE N. EZEILO. Department of Psychology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria. INTRODUCTION. Any health care programme aims to alleviate the sufferings of its clients and restore this client as a holistic entity to a state of health that enables the client to function at an ...

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the psychology of health and health care

the psychology of health and health care. A CANADIAN PERSPECTIVE FIFTH EDITION. GARY POOLE. UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. DEBORAH HUNT MATHESON. VANCOUVER ISLAND UNIVERSITY. DAVID N. COX. SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY. Toronto ...

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Psychology as a Health Care Profession

Psychology as a Health Care Profession. Antonio E. Puente. University of North Carolina Wilmington. This article reviews the concept that professional psychology is synonymous with mental health. The acceptance of this concept results in limiting the potential impact that psychology has for both individuals and society.

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Psychology in Health Care: Future Directions

The nature of health care delivery in the U.S. will change radically in the next 5 years, and the nature of psychological services provided will also change. Psychology is evolving into a primary health care pro- fession, at least in terms of "health psychology" broadly defined. Modem clinical health psychology includes, at the ...

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Counselling Psychology in Medical Settings: The Promising Role of

In recent decades a biopsychosocial understanding of health predominated, and health problems stopped being just a physician‟s job. Consequently, the role of experienced psychologists in health care is gradually becoming more important. Counselling Psychology as a major field of psychological science with an ...

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Clinical Health Psychology: A Health Care Specialty in Professional

Dec 20, 2006 ... Clinical Health Psychology: A Health Care Specialty in Professional Psychology. Cynthia D. Belar. American Psychological Association and University of Florida. Clinical health psychology is a specialty recognized by both the American Board of Professional. Psychology and the American Psychological ...

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EXPOSURE TO STRESS Occupational Hazards in Hospitals

of the health care industry. Studies indicate that health care workers have higher rates of substance abuse and suicide than other professions and elevated rates of depression and anxiety linked to job stress. In addition to psychological distress, other outcomes of job stress include burnout, absenteeism, employee intent to ...

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Reflections on the Health Service Psychology Education

Keywords: competency, health service psychology, education and training. The American Psychologist recently published an article entitled. “Professional Psychology in Health Care Services: A Blueprint for. Education and Training” ( Blueprint) by the Health Service Psy- chology Education Collaborative ([HSPEC], 2013; ...

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APS Fact Sheet

Medicare rebates are available for psychological treatment by registered psychologists under the. Australian Government's Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative. This scheme provides considerable assistance to people living with mental heath problems, allowing them greater access to psychologists and providing ...

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Reducing work related psychological ill health and sickness

Levels of ill health, both physical and psycho- logical, and associated sickness absence are high among those working in health care in the UK.1 2 This problem is not unique to the UK.3. Poor psychological health and sickness absence are likely to lead to problems for patients in that both the quantity and quality of patient ...

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Opportunities in Clinical Health Psychology: Thinking out of the

colleagues working independently and in groups are now asking pressing questions about new practice and reimbursement models in and outside of traditional health centers. Fortunately, health -care reform brings an impressive range of opportunities in clinical health psychology for the practice community — especially if ...

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Social Psychology and Health

and related areas of medical sociology and health psychology. The evidence linking stress and other psychosocial factors to health is growing steadily and. although as of yet not definitive. is made quite plausible by the convergences of ...... and healthcare institutions. as well as the culture of care seekers. shape health and ...

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Health Promotion from the Perspective of Social Cognitive Theory

accomplish social change, therefore, play a key role in the policy and public health perspective to health promotion and disease prevention. Bandura, A. ( 1998). Health promotion from the perspective of social cognitive theory. Psychology and Health, 13, 623-649. ... access to health care services to contain health costs.

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