Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology

  • Theodore Millon
  • Catherine J. Green
  • Robert B. MeagherJr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. On the Nature of Clinical Health Psychology

    1. Theodore Millon
      Pages 1-27
  3. The Knowledge Domain of Clinical Health Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Herbert Weiner
      Pages 31-52
    3. William H. Kaplan, Chase P. Kimball
      Pages 69-90
    4. Barbara Snell Dohrenwend, Bruce P. Dohrenwend
      Pages 91-102
    5. James C. Coyne, Kenneth Holroyd
      Pages 103-127
    6. Rudolf H. Moos
      Pages 129-151
    7. Franklin C. Shontz
      Pages 153-172
  4. The Clinical Settings of Health Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Alvin G. Burstein, Sandra Loucks
      Pages 175-189
    3. Michael C. Roberts, James E. Maddux, Sandy K. Wurtele, Logan Wright
      Pages 191-226
    4. Jeffrey R. Solomon, Martin V. Faletti, Steven S. Yunik
      Pages 227-249
    5. James J. Strain
      Pages 251-276
    6. Rebecca M. Warner
      Pages 277-300
    7. Joseph D. Matarazzo, William E. Connor, Steven G. Fey, Timothy P. Carmody, Diane K. Pierce, Cheryl S. Brischetto et al.
      Pages 301-336
  5. The Clinical Functions of the Health Psychologist

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Catherine J. Green
      Pages 339-375
    3. Irwin G. Sarason, Henry M. Levine, Barbara R. Sarason
      Pages 377-399
    4. Edwin P. Willems, James L. Alexander
      Pages 401-416
    5. Park O. Davidson
      Pages 417-434
    6. Robert A. Kinsman, Jerald F. Dirks, Nelson F. Jones
      Pages 435-466
    7. Jeffrey C. Steger, Wilbert E. Fordyce
      Pages 467-497
    8. Robert B. Meagher Jr.
      Pages 499-520
    9. Sandra M. Levy, Jan Howard
      Pages 561-585
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 587-608

About this book


We seek to throw down the gauntlet with this handbook, challenging the he­ gemony of the "behavioral medicine" approach to the psychological study and treatment of the physically ill. This volume is not another in that growing surfeit oftexts that pledge allegiance to the doctrinaire purity of behavioristic thinking, or conceptualize their subject in accord with the sterility of medical models. Diseases are not our focus, nor is the narrow band of behavioral assessment and therapy methodologies. Rather, we have sought to redefine this amorphous, yet burgeoning field so as to place it squarely within the province of a broadly-based psychology-specifically, the emerging, substantive discipline of health psy­ chology and the well-established professionalism and diverse technologies of clinical psychology. The handbook's title-Clinical Health Psychology-reflects this reorientation explicitly, and Chapter 1 addresses its themes and provides its justifications more fully. In the process of developing a relevant and comprehensive health assess­ ment tool, the editors were struck by the failure of clinical psychologists to avail themselves of the rich vein of materials that comprise the psychosocial world of the physically ill. Perhaps more dismaying was the observation that this field was being mined-less than optimally-by physicians and nonclinical psychologists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Theodore Millon
    • 1
  • Catherine J. Green
    • 1
  • Robert B. MeagherJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MiamiCoral GablesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Neurological SurgeryUniversity of Miami School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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