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Biopsychosocial Assessment in Clinical Health Psychology

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ISBN 9781462517732
Published January 29, 2015 by Guilford Press
512 Pages


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Book Description

Filling a key need, this practical volume provides state-of-the-art approaches and tools for evaluating both health-related behaviors and psychosocial aspects of medical illness. The book begins by presenting a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment framework. Evidence-based strategies are described for assessing such key lifestyle factors as tobacco use, alcohol and other drugs, physical activity, and social support.  Behavioral, cognitive, and emotional issues associated with a range of specific medical conditions--including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic pain, and others--are addressed. Chapters on assessment of specific populations cover pediatric patients, older adults, ethnic/racial minority groups, organ transplant and bariatric surgery patients, and primary care.

Table of Contents

I. Overview
1. Introduction to Biopsychosocial Assessment in Clinical Health Psychology, Alan L. Peterson, Jeffrey L. Goodie, & Frank Andrasik
2. Fundamentals of Assessment in Clinical Health Psychology, Cynthia D. Belar, & William W. Deardorff
3. Medication Adherence, Howard Leventhal, Danielle E. McCarthy, Elaine A. Leventhal, & Krysten Williams Bold
II. Assessment of Health-Risk Behaviors
4. Eating Disorders, Susan Himes, Tovah Yanover, & J. Kevin Thompson
5. Tobacco Use, Alan L. Peterson, Antoinette R. Brundige, & David Houghton
6. Drug Use and Abuse, Deborah L. Haller, Michelle C. Acosta, Howard Newville, & Abigail Herron
7. Alcohol Use, Tony Toneatto & Mekhala Gunaratne
8. Social Support, Merideth D. Smith & Amy Fiske
9. Coping, Lauren M. Penwell-Waines, Kevin T. Larkin, & Jeffrey L. Goodie
10. Physical Activity, Patricia M. Dubbert, Todd A. Smitherman, & Jeanne Gabriele
11. Quality of Life, Jan Passchier & Jan Busschbach
III. Assessment of Clinical Problems
12. Cancer, Tammy A. Schuler, Thomas M. Atkinson, & Errol J. Philip
13. Cardiovascular Disease, Benson Hoffman, Amy Goetzinger, & James A. Blumenthal
14. Chronic Pain, Donald D. McGeary, Robert J. Gatchel, Cindy A. McGeary, & Monica Escamilla
15. Headaches, Dawn C. Buse, Frank Andrasik, & C. Mark Sollars
16. Facial Pain, Alan G. Glaros
17. Diabetes, Linda Gonder-Frederick, Laura K. Campbell, & Jaclyn A. Shepard
18. Gastrointestinal Disorders, Brenda B. Toner & Iman Hussain
19. Insomnia, Daniel J. Taylor, Christina S. McCrae, Kenneth L. Lichstein, & Adam D. Bramoweth
20. HIV/AIDS, Anne-Lise C. Smith, Dean G. Cruess, & Seth C. Kalichman
IV. Assessment of Special Populations
21. Cultural Concerns, Luz Garcini, Kate Murray, Jessica Barnack-Tavlaris, & Elizabeth A. Klonoff
22. Organ Transplant, Douglas P. Gibson, Kristin Kuntz, Solam Huey, & Mary Ellen Olbrisch
23. Bariatric Surgery, Mary Ellen Olbrisch, Melanie K. Bean, & Karen E. Stewart
24. Pediatrics, Lisa M. Buckloh & Lisa M. Schilling
25. Older Adults, Christine E. Gould, Merideth D. Smith, & Barry A. Edelstein
26. Primary Care, Christopher L. Hunter
Author Index
Subject Index

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Frank Andrasik, PhD, is Distinguished Professor and Chair of Psychology at the University of Memphis. He is Editor-in-Chief of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Associate Editor of Cephalalgia, and past Editor-in-Chief of Behavior Therapy. Dr. Andrasik’s primary areas of research include behavioral medicine, pain (with a particular focus on recurrent headache disorders), stress, and biofeedback and applied psychophysiology. He has published extensively and delivered numerous presentations in the United States and abroad on these topics. Dr. Andrasik is a past president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.

Jeffrey L. Goodie, PhD, ABPP, is Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Goodie’s research, clinical, and teaching interests focus on behavioral health assessments and interventions in primary care settings, disaster behavioral health, and community resilience. He is coauthor of the book Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care.

Alan L. Peterson, PhD, ABPP, is Aaron and Bobbie Elliott Krus Endowed Chair in Psychiatry andProfessor and Chief of the Division of Behavioral Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is Director of the STRONG STAR Consortium and the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD. Dr. Peterson served previously as Chair of the Department of Psychology and Clinical Health Psychology Fellowship Program Director at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. His research and publications focus on posttraumatic stress disorder, tobacco cessation, pain management, weight management, insomnia, temporomandibular disorders, tic disorders, aerophagia, and blepharospasm.


"This is an important and unique book that will become essential reading for clinicians, researchers, and students in clinical health psychology and behavioral medicine. Chapters written by an impressive collection of leaders in the field are both current and comprehensive, yet easily accessible to the reader. This outstanding contribution is ideally suited for use as a clinical resource and graduate text. Regardless of the setting, it is an enormously beneficial book that professionals and students will use often."--David S. Krantz, PhD, Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology,Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

“Informative science and effective service both begin with sound assessment. Andrasik, Goodie, and Peterson have assembled an exceptional team of clinical scientists and practitioners to provide a timely and thorough review of basic issues and the most common problems in clinical health psychology assessment. The volume should be required reading for graduate students, and will be a valuable resource for researchers and clinicians, especially those who increasingly find themselves drawn from traditional domains of psychological practice to the rapidly evolving interface with medical care.”--Timothy W. Smith, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of Utah; past president, Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association

“A long-awaited, much-needed synthesis of evidence-based assessment practices in health psychology. Andrasik et al. have brought together an impressive cast of contributors to offer insightful guidance on the most frequently encountered assessment domains. Well grounded in the extant science, the biopsychosocial assessment model, and psychometric theory, this volume is destined to become a seminal clinical reference and text.”--Kim E. Dixon, PhD, Health Behavior Coordinator, Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, Alabama
- Biopsychosocial Assessment in Clinical Health Psychology is replete with chapters written by a who's who of research and clinical scholars discussing the biopsychosocial model and psychology's role across a range of healthcare problems, diagnoses, special populations, and healthcare venues….The choice of topics is comprehensive and reflects the importance of biopsychosocial assessment across major diseases and for significant cross-cutting healthcare issues….A useful encyclopedia of terms, tools, and techniques for educating students, early career psychologists, or clinical health psychologists already in practice.--PsycCRITIQUES, 6/22/2015