Critical Issues in Clinical and Health Psychology
- Poul Rohleder - University of Essex, UK, University of East London, UK
This textbook gives a clear and thought-provoking introduction to the critical issues related to health, illness and disability in clinical and health psychology. Challenging some of the preconceptions of ill-health of the biomedical approach, the book explores how health and illness is often shaped by factors such as culture, poverty, gender and sexuality, and examines how these influences impact on the experience and treatment of physical and mental illness as well as disability. Students are introduced to literature from disciplines other than psychology to provide multiple perspectives on these complex issues.
Critical Issues in Clinical and Health Psychology is a key textbook for undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in health or clinical psychology, as well as for students from other disciplines related to health and mental health care.
Useful and accessable text. Some excellent analysis and discussion opportunities to be drawn for the extended discussions around health/ ill health perspectives and preconceptiuons highlighted in the texts. Health psychology considered and critiqued.