Health psychology

Description

The development, implementations and evaluation of health psychological concepts.

Alternative labels

health psychological positions
health psychological approaches
health psychological assumptions
health psychological theories
health psychological arguments
development, implementation and evaluation of health psychological concept
health psychological methods
health psychological concepts

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Health psychology is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Health psychologist: Health psychologists deal with the various aspects of health related behaviour of individuals and groups, by helping individuals or groups prevent illness and promote healthy behaviours by also providing counseling services. They perform tasks for the development of health promotion activities and projects on the basis of psychological science, research findings, theories, methods and techniques. They also engage in research about health related issues to influence public policy on health care issues.
Clinical psychologist: Clinical psychologists diagnose, rehabilitate, and support individuals affected by mental, emotional, and behavioural disorders and problems as well as mental changes and pathogenic conditions through use of cognitive tools and appropriate intervention. They use clinical psychological resources on the basis of psychological science, its findings, theories, methods, and techniques for the investigation, interpretation, and prediction of human experience and behaviour.

Optional knowledge

Health psychology is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Assistant clinical psychologist: Assistant clinical psychologists aid psychologists in their work. They work in healthcare facilities or private practices where they assist psychologists with their treatment of patients. Assistant clinical psychologists are healthcare professionals that can assess patients with psychological tests and aid with therapy, as well as performing administrative functions.
Clinical informatics manager: Clinical informatics managers oversee the daily operations of information systems used in a medical institutions. They also carry out research, using their understanding of clinical practices to find ways to improve healthcare services.

 


 

References

  1. Health psychology – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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