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Description - Introduction To Clinical Health Psychology by Paul Bennett

This authoritative textbook is designed for use by final year undergraduates, those engaged in training for both clinical and health psychology, and practitioners. It combines elements of both clinical and health psychology in one volume. The book has five key themes: the causes of health and illness; psychological factors influencing the understandings of health, illness and health-related behaviour choice; the theory and application of psychological principles in facilitating individual behavioural and emotional change; the role of psychologists within the wider hospital system; and the role of psychology in population-based health promotion. This text integrates psychological theory with the practice of health and clinical psychology in the hospital and in the broader context of health care. It considers both clinical interventions and those of a non-clinical nature that also impact on patients and health-care workers. In doing so, it addresses the developing curriculum for health psychologists' professional training as well as the more established role of clinical psychologists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780335204977
ISBN-10: 033520497X
Format: Paperback
(94mm x 67mm x 7mm)
Pages: 270
Imprint: Open University Press
Publisher: Open University Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Paul Bennett

Paul Bennett is presently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wales College of Medicine. He was awarded a PhD by Birmingham University and an MSc in clinical psychology by Plymouth University. He has previously worked as a university lecturer, teaching and researching in health psychology, and as a clinical psychologist working with people with health problems. He co-authored Psychology and Health Promotion, with Simon Murphy, published by Open University Press in 1997.

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