Psychology Mental HealthJuly 18, 2012 – 01:51 pm

Psychology Mental Health

Life is full of frustration and difficult times. Most adults will usually have to deal with such things as balancing family and career life, and paying bills that they can’t afford. These stressful times can be very hard to get through and extremely overwhelming for some. Not coping with this type of stress in a healthy manner, however, can lead to mental and emotional strain. Mental health counseling can be used to pull some people out of their mental…

Health Psychology Graduate SchoolsMay 19, 2015 – 01:39 pm

Health Psychology Graduate Schools

Degree programs in health psychology can lead to a Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), with the latter available at Stanford University. A Ph.D. program is offered at Stanford University. 1. Stanford University in Stanford, CA School Highlight: Stanford is flush with research centers, like the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Morrison Institute for Population and Resource Studies, and the Stanford Humanities Center…

Health Psychology BookOctober 29, 2013 – 11:45 am

Health Psychology Book

To Integrated Primary Care! Integrated Primary Care is a new paradigm where a primary care physician works along side a primary care psychologist or other mental health professional. This is a model that is suddenly beginning to take hold in a large scale at a variety of sites across the country. There are two excellent recent books about this that you may wish to review, both of which are extremely important to the future of Health Psychology. Also…

Jobs for Psychology GraduateSeptember 28, 2015 – 09:35 am

Jobs for Psychology Graduate

Teaching and Research. If you re interested in teaching undergraduate, master s-level, or doctoral-level students, you can probably work in a university setting, where you will probably also do research. If you are not interested in teaching and want to focus on research, you can work for government agencies (for example, the Centers for Disease Control) or for private research organizations. To work as a psychologist in these settings, you typically…

What is Health Psychology?July 21, 2012 – 04:08 pm

What is Health Psychology?

Health psychology focuses on how psychological, biological and social factors influence health and illness. Peter Dazeley / Photographer s Choice / Getty Images Health psychology is a specialty area that focuses on how biology, psychology, behavior and social factors influence health and illness. Other terms including medical psychology and behavioral medicine are sometimes used interchangeably with the term health psychology. Health and illness are…

Psychology and HealthDecember 29, 2014 – 11:04 am

Psychology and Health

According to the American Psychological Association, health psychologists “help patients manage chronic disease and avoid preventable diseases” by “incorporating psychological theory and research to develop methods to assist patients in maintaining healthy lifestyles.” If you haven’t yet heard of health psychology, you will soon. Clinical health psychologist Amanda Withrow, Ph.D., who has spent over a decade working with patients with chronic illnesses…

Health Psychologist Job DescriptionJune 2, 2014 – 10:52 am

Health Psychologist Job Description

Health psychologists concentrate on the diagnosis and treatment of an illness affecting the mental and bodily conditions of a patient. Interventions and repeated therapy are a common form of treatment. A career in health psychology requires a doctoral degree and compliance with state licensure requirements. Required Education Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology Other Requirements Licensure and/or certification requirements vary by…