Clinical Health Psychology

This module is intended to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and expertise in the practice of clinical psychology within medical/health settings. Students will develop expertise in the recognition, assessment, and treatment of: 1) psychological responses to medical illness and illness management and 2) biopsychosocial factors and interactions which could contribute towards the etiology and maintenance of health and illness. Topics to be covered could include theories of health and illness, stress and coping; mind-body connections and psychoneuroimmunology; psychological management of chronic illness and health problems; standard medical procedures and lab test information; and complementary/alternative and culturally-based health practices.

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