Health Psychology Program
For Referring Providers
Health Psychology is a fellowship program within the Department of Psychiatry. Unlike the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, our team of supervising psychologists and post-doctoral fellows specialize in integrating psychological services into existing medical teams, including:
- Evaluations to differentiate adaptive from maladaptive health behaviors, psychiatric disorders from adjustment reactions, and psychological processes that impact medical outcomes.
- Consultation and liaison services that include on-site psychology staff to form integrated, multidisciplinary treatment teams.
- Targeted behavioral interventions, individual psychotherapy and support groups as adjunctive treatments for acute and chronic illness.
- Screening, identification and referral for mental health problems (e.g., anxiety, depression and addictions) that reduce the effectiveness of standard treatment.
- Education and support for spouses, partners and family members as well as staff trainings for health care teams.
- Research trials to evaluate the design, implementation, and effectiveness of psychosocial interventions that improve medical outcomes.
These services are provided at no cost to patients and families in the following CPMC programs: