Utilizes a novel collaboration approach by combining the analytical talents of researchers with top practitioners in each area Provides summaries of important assessment tools and intervention strategies that are considered the state of the art in evidence-based behavioral care Provides tips and techniques for practicing in a real-world, integrative clinic Provides clinician and patient assessment and intervention handouts available as a downloadable file, to allow readers to adapt materials
Builds upon the Handbook of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings (1991), edited by Rozensky, Sweet, and Tovian. Translates research into evidence-based practice recommendations that are geared to real-world patient assessment and treatment and creates practical, hands-on tools that clinicians can directly apply to patient care.
This book builds on the excellent foundation provided in the earlier book by addressing areas of overlap and divergence in assessment and intervention skills used across medical settings. The book addresses areas of practice that are unique to various settings, such as understanding the medical culture and reimbursement issues that drive modern practice. In addition to providing a solid update of the evidence, the current book includes practical clinical advice for operationalizing and adapting the existing data to practical applications. In short, this book aims to maintain the strengths of the earlier volume and address the weaknesses of current handbooks.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » clinical health pscyhology - clinical psychology in medical settings - collaborative medicine - cultural competency - evidence-based practice - integrative medicine - intergrated care - meultidiscinary care - primary care medicine
Related subjects » Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine - Medicine - Psychology
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART I. INTRODUCTION.- Chapter 1. The Medical System: Models of Care .- Chapter 2. Clinical Health Psychology: Future Directions and Opportunities .- PART II. PROFESSIONAL ISSUES.- Chapter 3. Core Competencies: How to Succeed in a Medical Setting.- Chapter 4. Ethics and the Law .- Chapter 5. Multidisciplinary Care .- PART III. PRACTICE ISSUES.- Chapter 6. Marketing of Behavioral Health Services.- Chapter 7. Quality Care and Cost Effectiveness: Balance in a Resource Constrained Environment.- Chapter 8. Billing and Reimbursement.- Chapter 9. Evidenced Based Practice: Quality Assurance, Research or Both?.- PART IV. POPULATION SPECIFIC CONSIDERATIONS.- Chapter 10. Cultural Competency: Language, Culture, Acculturation, and More.- Chapter 11. Pediatrics: Acute to Chronic Care .- Chapter 12. Adults: Prevention and Early Intervention.- Chapter 13. Special Issues in an Aging Population: From Retirement to Advanced Old Age.- Chapter 14. Practice in a Rural Setting.- PART V. MEDICAL SETTINGS.- Chapter 15. Primary Care: The Hub of the Spoke.- Chapter 16. Women’s Health Across the Lifespan.- Chapter 17. Hospital-Based Consultation and Liaison Service.- Chapter 18. Internal Medicine and Endocrinology.- Chapter 19. Gastroenterology.- Chapter 20. Cardiology: Prevention, Management and Rehabilitation.- Chapter 21. Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine.- Chapter 22. Pain: Anesthesiology and Rheumatology.- Chapter 23. Oncology.- Chapter 24. Rehabilitation Programs: Orthopedic and Cognitive.- Chapter 25. Neurology and Neuropsychology.- Chapter 26. Surgery: Pre- and Postsurgical Services.- PART VI. FUTURE DIRECTION.- Chapter 27. Looking to the Future: Flexibility and Relevancy
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Christopher L. Hunter, Ph.D., ABPP., is a clinical psychologist and head of the primary care psychology training program at the National Naval Medical Center. Specializing in primary psychological care for military personnel, he is a behavioral health consultant in two internal medicine clinics with more than 20 full-time primary care providers and 40 internal medicine residents. He is the sole primary care behavioral health consultation trainer for the Department of the Navy and trains several psychology interns a year to assess and intervene within this setting. Dr. Hunter is board certified in clinical health psychology and is a member of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, the Society of Air Force Psychologists, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. In 2005 he won the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Dr. Christine Hunter, Ph.D., ABPP, obtained her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from The University of Memphis and completed her psychology internship at Wilford Hall Medical Center in 1997. She completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology in 2001 and in 2005 was Board Certified in Clinical Health Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. In 2005 she was awarded "Psychologist of the Year" while working in the United States Air Force Office of the Surgeon General. Following ten years in the Air Force, she began her career as a behavioral health science administrator at the National Institutes of Health, working in the National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Her research interests include broad range of behavioral diabetes and obesity areas including translational research, health disparities, adherence, health care systems research, and integrated models of behavioral health in primary care.
Rodger Kessler, Ph.D., ABPP, is a clinical psychologist who for the past 17 years has been doing research in the area of collaboration between primary health care and mental health care. Dr. Kessler created a five-site medical practice where behavioral health practitioners are located within medical offices so that physicians and behavioral health clinicians can deliver evidence-based, integrated medical psychological care. Dr. Kessler’s current research focuses on patient compliance with psychological referral in an integrated practice, and the impact of integrated medical psychological care on medical and cost outcomes. He is board certified in health psychology, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, and the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and a past president of the Vermont Psychological Association. Dr. Kessler is currently research assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.