These books are highly recommended resources for clinicians who work in clinical psychology, health psychology, or behavioral medicine settings.
A great book on adult learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The author provides a condensed, evidence based overview (about 250 pages) of adult learning disabilities/ADHD research and assessment, as well as working with clients with these disorders.
Anxiety is at the core of many different psychological/behavioral disorders and represents one of the more common ailments treated by psychologists. Beck’s book is a classic, yet still very relevant today. An advanced look at anxiety with immense clarity and readability. This book will help you grasp anxiety and its related disorders, such as panic disorder and social anxiety disorder, at a theoretical and practical level.
Part of the excellent “Best Practices” series. An evidenced based review of behavioral medicine-based treatments for the management of chronic disease. Essential for clinical health and medical psychologists.
Part of the excellent “Best Practices” series. An evidenced based review of behavioral medicine-based treatments for medical conditions not covered in volumes 1 and 3, such as COPD, hypertension, coronary artery disease, and diabetes. Essential for clinical health and medical psychologists.
Part of the excellent “Best Practices” series. An evidenced based review of behavioral medicine-based treatments for children’s health. Essential for pediatric clinical health and medical psychologists.
18 chapters that are the essential guide to evaluating variables that contribute to treatment success, to better understanding evidenced-based therapies and the process of behavior change, to working with culturally diverse patients/clients, and more. Also includes one chapter dedicated to Health Psychology and another that covers combined psychotherapy and psychopharmacology treatment approaches.
A reference guide for the many common ailments that clinical primary care / health psychologists face on a daily basis, such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and insomnia. Includes brief assessment and treatment guidelines. Clearly written with concise information.
The essential and classic neuroanatomy textbook now in its 26th edition. A highly technical, but concise and readable (at least for a medical textbook) look at the human central nervous system. Full color illustrations and photos along with brain images from various imaging techniques throughout the book. Essential and reasonably priced.
Bipolar Disorder (BPD) sometimes falls under the purview of health psychologists because medication management and emotional support support helps improve patient treatment adherence and outcome. This book provides a great overview of BPD and medication and psychological treatment approaches. A 20 session CBT treatment manual is provided in the appendix.
The quintessential guide to treating anxiety disorders with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as devised by one of the most distinguished psychologists in the history of psychology: Aaron Beck. This is an absolutely essential book and when combined with the Exposure Therapy for Anxiety book (below), these are a one-two punch to treat the most challenging anxiety disorders in an evidence-based approach.
Intended for the practicing psychologist or counselor, this book provides a concise overview of Strategic Solution Focused Therapy (SSF