Handbook of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings

  • Jerry J. Sweet
  • Ronald H. Rozensky
  • Steven M. Tovian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jerry J. Sweet, Ronald H. Rozensky, Steven M. Tovian
      Pages 3-9
    3. Robert J. Thompson Jr.
      Pages 11-25
    4. Bruce Bonecutter, Martin Harrow
      Pages 27-42
  3. Professional Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Edward P. Sheridan, James P. Choca
      Pages 45-58
    3. Ronald H. Rozensky
      Pages 59-79
    4. Cynthia D. Belar
      Pages 81-92
  4. Practical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Michael Jospe, Sharon A. Shueman, Warwick G. Troy
      Pages 95-112
    3. Jack G. Wiggins, Kris R. Ludwigsen
      Pages 127-137
    4. David E. Hartman, Benjamin Kleinmuntz
      Pages 139-161
  5. Practical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Heather C. Huszti, C. Eugene Walker
      Pages 165-185
    3. Linas A. Bieliauskas
      Pages 187-199
    4. Mary P. Koss, W. Joy Woodruff
      Pages 201-221
    5. Asenath La Rue, Charles McCreary
      Pages 223-248
    6. Dennis C. Turk, Donald Meichenbaum
      Pages 249-266
  6. Practical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. James Malec
      Pages 269-282
  7. Templates for Program Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-284
    2. Ronald H. Rozensky, Jerry J. Sweet, Steven M. Tovian
      Pages 285-289
    3. David L. Tobin, Craig Johnson, Kevin Franke
      Pages 315-330
    4. Stephen M. Weiss, Roger T. Anderson, Sharlene M. Weiss
      Pages 353-373
    5. Stanley L. Chapman
      Pages 401-420
    6. Jean C. Elbert, Diane J. Willis
      Pages 421-453
    7. Rosalind D. Cartwright
      Pages 455-471
    8. Daniel J. Cox, Linda Gonder-Frederick, J. Terry Saunders
      Pages 473-495
    9. Thomas L. Creer, Russ V. Reynolds, Harry Kotses
      Pages 497-515
    10. Barbara G. Melamed, David J. Williamson
      Pages 539-565
  8. Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 601-601
    2. Logan Wright, Alice G. Friedman
      Pages 603-614
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 615-642

About this book


For two decades, I have been responding to questions about the nature of health psychology and how it differs from medical psychology, behavioral medicine, and clinical psychology. From the beginning, I have taken the position that any applica­ tion of psychological theory or practice to problems and issues of the health system is health psychology. I have repeatedly used an analogy to Newell and Simon's "General Problem Solver" program of the late 1950s and early 1960s, which had two major functional parts, in addition to the "executive" component. One was the "problem-solving core" (the procedural competence); the other was the representa­ tion of the "problem environment. " In the analogy, the concepts, knowledge, and techniques of psychology constitute the core competence; the health system in all its complexity is the problem environment. A health psychologist is one whose basic competence in psychology is augmented by a working knowledge of some aspect of the health system. Quite apparently, there are functionally distinct aspects of health psychology to the degree that there are meaningful subdivisions in psychological competence and significantly different microenvironments within the health system. I hesitate to refer to them as areas of specialization, as the man who gave health psychology its formal definition, Joseph Matarazzo, has said that there are no specialties in psychology (cited in the editors' preface to this book).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jerry J. Sweet
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ronald H. Rozensky
    • 1
    • 2
  • Steven M. Tovian
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Evanston Hospital and Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  2. 2.Northwestern University Medical SchoolChicagoUSA

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