On the Nature of Clinical Health Psychology

  • Theodore Millon

Abstract

A major error in professional health care training and practice, one founded on a misconceived and primitive mind-body dualism, is undergoing serious reexamination today. This chapter seeks to contribute to these reflections by arguing for a broadened conception of the role of the clinical psychologist. This chapter not only fosters the view that clinical psychology should move beyond its conventional—albeit well-founded—attention to the “mentally” disordered but also demonstrates specifically that there is both a need and a justification for psychologists to assume an active role in the assessment and management of the “physically” disordered.

Keywords

Obesity Depression Microbe Rosen Clarification 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodore Millon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MiamiCoral GablesUSA

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