First Published in 1991. With any new area of research, particularly one in which development has been so rapid and influential, it is important to take stock of progress and identify critical issues. Health Psychology shows great potential both as a research area and a profession, and the careful planning of good quality research and of appropriately structured training programs if imperative if this potential is to be realised. this book explores the way in which this discipline has developed internationally and the nature of different types of training programs which have emerged. This book is intended for health psychologists who are interested in the latest developments in their field around the world and will be particularly valuable to those responsible for training programs.
Table of Contents
Part 1 International developments in health psychology: an international review of the emergence and development of health psychology, George C.Stone; psychology, health and health care, Rene F.W.Diekstra; health psychology within the European health care system, Lothar R.Schmidt and Gabriele E.Dlugosch; health psychology in Australia, Brian Oldenburg and Neville Owen; health psychology in Chinese societies in Asia, Fanny M.Cheung; Cuban health psychology - a priority is the primary health care system, Solvi Kristiansen and Kerstin Soderstrom. Part 2 Training within health psychology: undergraduate health psychology - another challenge for an ambitious field, Thomas N.Dorsel and Andrew Baum; issues in training clinical health psychologists, Cynthia D.Belar; training research health psychologists, Stan Maes and France Kutel; training in health psychology - an international look, Gerda J.Methorst et al. Part 3 Health psychology training for other health professionals: training health professionals in health psychology, Hal Swerrison and Peter Foreman; health psychology for medical students, Helen R.Winefield; implementing a behavioural medicine programme in an internal medicine residency, John Christensen and Wendy Levinson. Part 4 Concluding overview: determinants of health psychology's development, John Weinman; health psychology in international perspective - summary and thoughts for the future, Mary A.Jansen et al.
John Weinman is Professor of Psychology as Applied to Medicine at the United Medical Schools of Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals in the University of London. Mary A. Jansen is currently Deputy Associate Administrator for Prevention at the Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental health Administration.