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Health Psychology in Practice

Susan Michie (Editor), Charles Abraham (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-69321-6
432 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Published by Blackwell in association with the British Psychological Society, Health Psychology in Practice provides a comprehensive overview of the UK professional Stage 2 Qualification in Health Psychology.

  • An essential text for professional training in health psychology, both for trainees and teachers and supervisors contributing to health psychology courses.
  • Published in association with the British Psychological Society.
  • Covers the core competencies necessary for qualification as a health psychologist.
  • Includes sections on professional issues, research, consultancy and interventions, teaching and training and other professional roles.
  • The final chapter contains a series of individual commentaries on health psychology training in a variety of countries, which will be of great interest to an international audience.
  • The editors helped to establish the British Psychological Society’s health psychology professional training programme.
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Foreword: John Weinman (King’s College London).

1. Health Psychology In Practice: Introduction: Susan Michie And Charles Abraham.

Part I: Training Models:.

2. Training In Health Psychology: The UK Model: Susan Michie, Charles Abraham And Marie Johnston (University Of St Andrews).

3. International Commentaries: The European Framework: Teresa Mendonça Mcintyre (University Of Minho); Susan Folkman (University Of California At San Francisco); Susan J. Paxton (La Trobe University); Hannah Mcgee (Royal College Of Surgeons In Ireland); Denise De Ridder And Karlein Schreurs (Utrecht University) And Teresa Mendonça Mcintyre.

Part II: Research:.

4. Using Theory In Research: Charles Abraham.

5. Planning Research: Design, Sample, Measures: Stephen Sutton (University Of Cambridge) And David P. French (University Of Birmingham).

6. Analysing And Reporting Data In Health Research: Daniel B. Wright And Kate Kelley (University Of Sussex).

7. Designing And Conducting Qualitative Studies: Sheila Payne (University Of Sheffield).

8. Planning And Conducting Systematic Reviews: Mark Petticrew (University Of Glasgow) And Simon Gilbody (University Of Leeds).

9. Writing Grant Applications: Stanton Newman (University College London).

10. Writing For Publication: Susan Michie And Robert West (St George's Hospital Medical School, London).

Part III: Consultancy And Interventions:.

11. Using Theory In Psychological Interventions: Gerjo Kok And Herman Schaalma (Maastricht University).

12. Consultancy: Planning, Implementation And Evaluation: Louise Earll (Gloucestershire Royal Hospital) And Julian Bath (Gloucestershire Royal Hospital).

13. Health Psychology Within Organizational Contexts: Eamonn Ferguson (University Of Nottingham) And Máire Kerrin (City University London).

14. Changing Behaviour To Improve Health: Paul Bennett (University Of Wales, Swansea); Mark Conner (University Of Leeds) And Gaston Godin (Laval University).

15. Studying And Changing Health Care Professionals’ Behaviour: Anne Walker (University Of Aberdeen).

Part IV: Training And Teaching:.

16. Developing And Evaluating Training And Teaching: Helen Winefield (University Of Adelaide).

17. Supervising Effectively: Sandra Horn (University Of Southampton).

Part V: Professional Roles And Practice:.

18. Health Psychology Within Health Service Settings: Claire N. Hallas (Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust, UK).

19. A Framework For Professional Practice: Susan Michie.

Index

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Susan Michie is Reader in Clinical Health Psychology at University College London.


Charles Abraham is Professor of Psychology at the University of Sussex.

Both are Chartered Psychologists, Fellows of the BPS and approved Stage 2 supervisors.

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  • An essential text for professional training in health psychology, both for trainees and teachers and supervisors contributing to health psychology courses.

  • Published in association with the British Psychological Society.

  • Covers the core competencies necessary for qualification as a health psychologist.

  • Includes sections on professional issues, research, consultancy and interventions, teaching and training and other professional roles.

  • The final chapter contains a series of individual commentaries on health psychology training in a variety of countries, which will be of great interest to an international audience.

  • The editors helped to establish the British Psychological Society’s health psychology professional training programme.
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"Michie & Abraham have produced a truly comprehensive text based around the competencies required to train as a health psychologist in the UK. It will be required reading for all in such training and, because of the breadth and salience of UK health psychology training, the book will also be of value to a wide range of other applied psychologists and social scientists in the UK and elsewhere." Professor Derek Johnston, University of Aberdeen, Chair Elect, BPS Division of Health Psychology <!--end-->

"This book tackles the 'bricks and mortar' of how to do health psychology, on both practical and academic levels. Adopting a down-to-earth, no-nonsense approach and written with great clarity, its cohesive and integrated style makes it easy to read and digest. Essential reading and an invaluable reference for all health psychologists who want to be fully professionally qualified and well informed about what is happening in Britain, all advanced researchers in the field including those training at doctoral level, students contemplating training for chartership, and their supervisors." Suzanne Skevington, Professor of Psychology, University of Bath

"The publication of this book is particularly timely as the framework for Stage 2 training of Health Psychologists in the UK continues to roll out. The book offers a clear rationale and account of the UK Health Psychology training framework, together with comparative accounts of training models in the US, Australia & Europe. Subsequent sections clearly illustrate the competencies that health psychologists are required to demonstrate at the end of their period in the areas of research, consultancy and interventions, training and teaching and professional practice, with examples of how these competencies can be acquired in practice. With relevant illustrative examples and clear linkages between current practice and the competencies underpinning Stage 2 training, this book will be an invaluable resource for prospective and current trainees and supervisors in health psychology. This volume will do much to define and clarify the roles and competencies of health psychologists in the UK, and will quell the anxieties of those wishing to embark on health psychology training, concerned about the need to acquire a potentially daunting array of competencies. It will also help to bring alive the academic knowledge base of health psychology for students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, by offering clear linkages between theory, research and practice." Professor Nichola Rumsey, Research Director, Centre for Appearance Research, Department of Psychology, UWE Bristol

"Published with the British Psychological Society, this readable and practical text will surely form the standard introduction to this maturing field. It covers training models, research (including design and even writing grant applications), consultancy and interventions, training and teaching, and professional roles and practice. " The Scientific and Medical Network Review

"Much of the material has a value for health professionals other than just psychologists, such as the chapters on planning research projects, analysing and reporting data in health research, designing and conducting qualitative studies, carrying out systematic reviews, and writing for publication." Dental Health Volume 45, no 2

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