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Unformatted text preview: M a s t e r o f A r t s i n H e a l t h P s y c h o l o g y What is Health Psychology? An interdisciplinary field Concerned with development and integration of behavioral and biomedical science Knowledge and techniques relevant to the understanding of physical health and illness The application of this knowledge and these techniques to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation Designing, implementing, and evaluating the effectiveness of prevention and treatment programs Work Settings of Health Psychologists Hospitals Pain clinics Hospices Primary care centers Private practice settings Colleges and universities Corporations Non-profit organizations & governmental agencies The Work of Health Psychologists Clinical Health Psychologists Research & Health Education Psychologists Clinical Health Psychologists Provide direct services to clients and patients in a variety of settings such as primary care & rehabilitation centers Perform cognitive, behavioral, and psychophysiological assessments Utilize clinical and cognitive-behavioral techniques in illness & pain management, promotion of healthy life style, stress management, etc., Deliver psychoeducation about coping with disease, addiction and preventive health behaviors Research Health Psychologists Focus on bio-psychosocial model of health and illness Investigate effects of psychological, social, and cultural factors on health and disease Investigate psychosocial mechanism of health attitudes and behavior change Design & evaluate effectiveness of prevention and treatment programs Examples of research areas : psychosomatic illness, addiction, obesity & eating disorders, pain management, HIV, oncology, patient-provider communication, treatment compliance, evaluation of wellness/prevention programs Health Psychology: Program Structure Core courses (required of all HP students) - 21 Hrs . Specialization/track 21-51 Hrs . ( select one): o Applied Research in Health Psychology (361.13) o Clinical Approaches to Health Basic (361.14) o Clinical Approaches to Health w/Thesis (361.11) o 361.14 + 7 additional courses req. for LPC o 361.11 + 7 additional courses req. for LPC Which track to choose? Clinical Approaches: o Interested in working directly with individuals o Can apply for Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA) o With additional coursework , may qualify to apply for licensure in Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Applied Research: Ph.D. programs Health education & program evaluation Health research What is an LPA? Licensed Psychological Associates work under the supervision of doctoral level licensed psychologists or in exempt agencies in Texas Licensed psychologist is able to bill Medicaid for the work of the LPA under their supervision 42 hour masters in psychology w/ 450 hour practicum Take EPPP and Jurisprudence exams What is an LPC?What is an LPC?...
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