Applications in Clinical Health Psychology

CLI HP541 - Applications in Clinical Health Psychology

Credits: 2

This course will examine how the theoretical foundations of Health Psychology explored in the pre-requisite HP 530 are applied in clinical practice. This seminar will begin with a survey of the assessment strategies of the clinical health psychologist including bio-psychosocial approaches, interview, observational, and behavioral methods and paper and pencil measures. Students will then proceed to a survey of individual, group, family and large systems interventions, an examination of medical adherence, and conclude with a discussion of supervisory and consultation issues in the field. Students will also conduct a semester long project in which they become experts in the assessment, intervention, supervision, and consultation approaches in one specific illness and age group. Open only to students in the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology. Pre-requisite: HP530.