Critical Issues in Clinical and Health Psychology
- Poul Rohleder - University of Essex, UK, University of East London, UK
Clinical Psychology (General) | Health Psychology | Sociology of Health and Illness
- Michael Murray, Keele University
"Provides an original overview of areas within health and clinical psychology that are frequently overlooked in other textbooks. It is distinctive in three major ways: first, it takes an explicitly critical approach, and therefore locates our current psychological understandings of issues within health and clinical psychology within their broader social and cultural contexts. Second, it considers both physical and mental health simultaneously, which is a major strength. Third, it is unique in its scope and focus. In achieving these distinctive features, this text competently draws on up-to-date research and literature across a range of disciplines and fields in an accessible and engaging manner... I personally think it should be a must-read for all those studying and working within the health psychology field!"
- Antonia Lyons, Massey University
Critical Issues in Clinical and Health Psychology is a key textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in health or clinical psychology, as well as for students from other disciplines related to health and mental health care.
This textbook is easy to read, informative and enables students to grasp the material that will improve their practice. The focus on culture and society brings together both psychological and social perspectives.
covers all relevant issues and is nicely balanced between health and clinical issues
A very good accompanyment to key reading for Social Workers. One to have on the shelves.
Useful supplementary reading for students. I particularly enjoyed the section on Gender and this was covered in greater depth than in other course texts.
This has been an excellent supplementary text for both graduate and undergraduate health psychology courses.
Good book. Covers useful issues, providing good background reading for nursing students
This is an extremely good text that presents a complexity of relevant information in a condensed, student friendly format
Not relevant to the sylabus for first year foundation degree. More suitable for health promotion subjects.
This is a good resource to supplement the care foundation degree programme. Good background reading.
A good background volume for the childhood studies 'Health Trends' module.