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Interest In Medical Psychology?

What is Medical Psychology?


The Academy of Medical Psychology defines Medical Psychology as: a specialty trained at the post-doctoral level and designed to deliver advanced diagnostic and clinical interventions in Medical and Healthcare Facilities utilizing the knowledge and skills of clinical psychology, health psychology, behavioral medicine, psychopharmacology and basic medical science (Medical Psychology. (n.d.). Retrieved February 16, 2016, from http://www.amphome.org/MedPsychDef.pdf).

This Includes not only training in prescriptive authority, but also integrated care with other healthcare professionals.  

Talen, Fraser, and Cauley discussed a recent Delphi study that examined the emerging trends in professional psychology and stated “the routine treatment of the behavioral components of health problems in integrated treatment settings with time-effective interventions as some of the most prominent emerging areas of practice for the next decade” (2005, p.136).

Our division is interested in expanding psychological practice in this rapidly growing area.  Traditionally, the Medical Psychology Division has focused on prescription authority for psychologist, additionally we also wish to expand education and practice in this exciting area of practice. 

Dues: $10 a year

Students: We are looking to you to help expand this field!! The division is looking to help you with poster presentations and to provide you resources and networking experiences.  Join us and lend you knowledge and talents in an effort to grow our field.

Visit the Student Medical Psychology Division Face Book Page: https://www.facebook.com/flmedpsychstudent

     

 



 

President

Chris Rossilli, PhD

Secretary

Karen Saef, PhD

Student Representative

Stephen Lupe


 

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Psychosis and Schizophrenia

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The Role of Atypicals as Antipsychotics and Cognitive Enhancers

The Role of Neuropsychology in Patient and Family Care

Vascular Lesions

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