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The Practiceof Clinical HealthPsychologyRobin Perkins, Ph.D.Clinical Psychologistand Program DirectorArchbold Integrative Medicine Center
Health Psychology:The aggregate of specific educational, scientific, and professional contributions of the discipline of psychology to the promotion and maintenance of health, the prevention of illness, and identification of etiologic and diagnostic correlates of health, illness, and related dysfunctions.
Requirements: Ph.D. in Clinical PsychologyPrefer Specific graduate training and graduate clinical internship in Health PsychologyState License in Psychology
Primary Care PracticesBetween 50% and 70% of a physician’s normal caseload consists of patients whose medical ailments are significantly related to psychological factors.
Clinical Focus: services.Individual PsychotherapyCoping SkillsTreatment Compliance IssuesBehavior ChangeAffective DisordersGrieving / Loss Issues
Psychological Evaluation services.TestingNeuropsychological EvaluationsConversion Disorder / PseudoseizuresAffective DisordersPersonality EvaluationsTransplantationPain Evaluations
Specific Areas of services.Clinical FocusCardiology Lifestyle Change CABG Surgery Pain Management Anxiety associated with internal cardiac defibrillators
Organ Transplantation services. Coping Skills Treatment Compliance Support SystemsAnxiety /DepressionCancer Pain Management Anticipatory Nausea Lifestyle Changes Body Disfigurement Social Support End of Life Issues
Diabetes services. Treatment Compliance Developmental Issues Dementia Lifestyle Changes Loss IssuesPulmonary Diseases Treatment Compliance Lifestyle Changes Depression / Anxiety