The Practice of Clinical Health Psychology Robin Perkins, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist and Program Director Archbold Integrative Medicine Center.
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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:Individual PsychotherapyCoping SkillsTreatment Compliance IssuesBehavior ChangeAffective DisordersGrieving / Loss Issues
Psychological EvaluationTestingNeuropsychological EvaluationsConversion Disorder / PseudoseizuresAffective DisordersPersonality EvaluationsTransplantationPain Evaluations
Specific Areas of Clinical FocusCardiologyLifestyle ChangeCABG SurgeryPain ManagementAnxiety associated with internal cardiac defibrillators
Organ TransplantationCoping SkillsTreatment ComplianceSupport SystemsAnxiety /DepressionCancerPain ManagementAnticipatory NauseaLifestyle ChangesBody DisfigurementSocial SupportEnd of Life Issues
DiabetesTreatment ComplianceDevelopmental IssuesDementiaLifestyle ChangesLoss IssuesPulmonary DiseasesTreatment ComplianceLifestyle ChangesDepression / Anxiety