Status
Modified definition 7/1/2008, Definition and source modified 1/1/2019
Code
103TH0004X
Type
Level III Area of Specialization
Health
A psychologist who specializes in clinical health psychology that investigates and implements clinical services across diverse populations and settings to promote health and well-being and to prevent, treat, and manage illness and disability. Clinical health psychology sees health as the confluence of psychological, social, cultural, and biological factors and applies this understanding to professional activities including:
  • Research
  • Clinical service
  • Consulting with, educating, and supervising other health care providers and psychologists
  • Advising organizations, institutions, the public, and policymakers
Source: American Psychological Association, www.apa.org [1/1/2007: new, 7/1/2008: definiton added, source added, 1/1/2019: definition modified, source modified]

Additional Resources: The APA specialty is "Clinical Health Psychology."