Center for Psychology and Health
The APA Center for Psychology and Health is dedicated to highlighting and advancing the contributions of psychology to the overall improvement of health status — both mental and physical — and health care in our nation. In so doing, psychologists aid in the prevention and treatment of serious and chronic illness (such as diabetes and heart disease) by focusing on modifying unhealthy behaviors, such as poor diet, inadequate exercise and substance use.
The Center for Psychology and Health engages in a variety of cross-association and organizational collaborations to apply psychology's expertise to increase access to quality health care at a reduced cost.
Improving Health Care With Psychology
For Students and Educators
- Minority fellowship Psychology Summer Institute
- Interprofessional Seminar Curriculum
- Trend report: Integrated health training is on the rise
- Expanding care for rural patients
- How the threat to end loan forgiveness could hurt access to care
- Meeting Evolving Workforce Needs: Preparing Psychologist for Leadership in the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PDF, 227KB)
- Running start...to a great career: Working with interdisciplinary teams
- Etiquette for Integrated Care
Good manners are a key component of good team functioning and patient care in medical settings. Here’s advice on how to avoid breaking unwritten rules.
- Adventures in Integrated Care: Now they can't practice without him
After integrating a psychologist into its staff, this family medicine practice is improving overall patient care.
- Evidence Based and Intensity Specific Services in the Integrated Care Setting: Ethical Considerations for a Developing Field
- Ethical Challenges Unique to the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) Model
Review of literature related to ethical issues in primary care.
- The Primary Care Behavioral Health Model of Integration
Special Issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.