Handbook of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings

Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention

  • Christine M. Hunter
  • Christopher L. Hunter
  • Rodger Kessler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alan L. Peterson, Jeslina Raj, Cynthia Luethcke Lancaster
      Pages 3-18
    3. Mark Vander Weg, Jerry Suls
      Pages 19-38
  3. Professional Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Anne C. Dobmeyer, Anderson B. Rowan
      Pages 77-98
    3. Lois O. Condie, Lisa Grossman, John D. Robinson, Don B. Condie
      Pages 99-123
    4. Barbara B. Walker, Charlotte Collins, Hope C. Mowery
      Pages 125-147
  4. Practice Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Steven M. Tovian
      Pages 151-168
    3. Ronald R. O’Donnell, Nicholas A. Cummings, Janet L. Cummings
      Pages 169-198
    4. Daniel Bruns, Rodger Kessler, Brent Van Dorsten
      Pages 199-216
  5. Population Specific Consideration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Geneva Reynaga-Abiko, Tiffany Schiffner
      Pages 219-237
    3. Robyn S. Mehlenbeck, Michelle M. Ernst, Leah Adams
      Pages 239-260
    4. Robert J. Ferguson, Amber Martinson, Jeff Matranga, Sandra Sigmon
      Pages 291-305
  6. Medical Specialties and Settings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Anne C. Dobmeyer, Benjamin F. Miller
      Pages 309-325

About this book


Growing recognition of the role of behavioral health in overall health, the rise of health psychology, the trend toward interdisciplinary medicine--any number of factors have made clinical psychology an integral part of integrative care. Its applicability to the range of specialties, populations, and levels of care adds to its increasing necessity in diverse healthcare settings.


The Handbook of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings emphasizes evidence-based care and practical strategies for hands-on work with patients while illuminating the unique aspects of the practice of psychology within medical settings.

Skills are examined in depth for more effective work with patients, more efficient teamwork with colleagues, and better functioning within medical settings, whether readers are involved in primary, secondary, or tertiary care or prevention. Chapters also focus on ethical, legal, and financial issues, as well as changes needed in training programs to ensure that the field keeps up with the evolution of care systems and service delivery. Included in the Handbook 's forward-looking coverage:


  • Psychology and population health.
  • Core competencies for success in medical settings.
  • Evidence-based practice--and practice-based evidence.
  • Marketing health psychology, both within and outside the medical setting.
  • Competency for diverse populations.
  • Plus chapters devoted to specific specialties and settings, from cardiology to women's health.


Comprehensive yet highly readable, the Handbook of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings is a practice-building resource for health psychologists, clinical psychologists, and primary care physicians.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Christine M. Hunter
    • 1
  • Christopher L. Hunter
    • 2
  • Rodger Kessler
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic DiseasesNational Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney DiseasesBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Patient-Centered Medical Home Branch, Clinical Support DivisionDefense Health AgencyFalls ChurchUSA
  3. 3.Fletcher Allen Health Care, Inc.MontpelierUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-09817-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-09815-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-09817-3
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