Overview

There is a remarkable diversity in the study and practice of health psychology today.

As yet there is no resource that delineates this vibrant and growing field, nor the overarching principles and approaches that apply to it. This book does both, while showcasing, with individual stories from contributors, how health psychologists apply theory to real-world problems in practice. It details the challenges and opportunities that psychologists in ...

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Health Psychology in Action

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Overview

There is a remarkable diversity in the study and practice of health psychology today.

As yet there is no resource that delineates this vibrant and growing field, nor the overarching principles and approaches that apply to it. This book does both, while showcasing, with individual stories from contributors, how health psychologists apply theory to real-world problems in practice. It details the challenges and opportunities that psychologists in non-mental health specialties face, and how they deal with them. 

Including contributions from academics and industry professionals, the book is structured with the Stage 2 competences for health psychologists in mind. It provides career advice, support for health professionals, and a resource for further research, as well as offering a much-needed benchmark by which to judge future health psychology professionals. This is the definitive guide to a complex and vital discipline. 

 

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Editorial Reviews

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“Overall, these stories are pleasingly positive and the contributors’ pride in their practice is as likely to be as much an encouragement to prospective practitioners as is the appeal of the diversity of health psychology itself.” (QMIP Bulletin, 1 October 2012)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781119942177
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/4/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 911,539
  • File size: 443 KB

Meet the Author

Mark Forshaw is Deputy Director of the Centre for Health Psychology at Staffordshire University and recipient of the 2011 BPS Division of Health Psychology Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Advancement of Health Psychology. He has researched and published widely in health psychology, on subjects as diverse as menopause, complementary therapies, and hand-arm vibration syndrome.

David Sheffield is the Associate Head of the Centre for Psychological Research at the University of Derby. Sheffield's research expertise extends to stress and cardiovascular responses, and he has written interventions to improve wellbeing, pain perception and management, and mathematics anxiety.

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Table of Contents

About the Editors vii

List of Contributors ix

Preface xv

Acknowledgements xix

1 Applying Health Psychology to Dentistry: 'People, Not Teeth' 1
Sarah Baker

2 Promoting the Application of Health Psychology in Primary Health Care 17
Amy Baraniak

3 Health Psychology in the NHS: The Long andWinding Road . . . 28
Julian Bath

4 A Journey into Health Psychology and Beyond 40
Sheila Bonas

5 Health Psychology in Cyberspace 50
Neil Coulson

6 Working in Academia: A Different Kind of Practice, but Practice Nonetheless 58
Lorna Dodd

7 Shared Decision Making 69
Darren Flynn

8 Writing, Training, Teaching, Researching, Consulting, Quality Assurance and the Kitchen Sink 84
Mark Forshaw

9 What Are the Roles of a Health Psychologist in Clinical Practice? Defining Knowledge, Skills and Competencies 93
Claire Hallas

10 Health Psychology: The Missing Ingredient from Health and Safety? 105
Jenny Lunt

11 Keeping Up Appearances in Health Psychology 116
Timothy P. Moss

12 Social and Political Health Psychology in Action 128
Michael Murray

13 Tailoring Behavioural Support and Tailoring Health Psychology Careers 138
Felix Naughton

14 Working with Chronic Pain 150
Sue Peacock

15 Combining Practice and Academia as a Health Psychologist 161
Karen Rodham

16 Health Psychologists in Action – Working for the Pharmaceutical Industry 172
Katja R¨udell

17 The Rapid Growth of Health Psychology in Medical Schools and Clinical Practice 183
Harbinder Sandhu and Shilpa Patel

18 The Lived Experience of a Qualitative Health Psychologist 195
Rachel L. Shaw

19 Health Psychology in Sickle Cell and Other Long-Term Haematological Conditions 207
Veronica Joan Thomas

20 Afterword 221
Mark Forshaw and David Sheffield

Index 225

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