Health Psychology

Health psychologists apply psychological research and methods to:

• the promotion and maintenance of health;
• the prevention and management of illness;
• the identification of psychological factors contributing to physical illness;

The types of questions addressed by health psychologists include:

How do people adapt to chronic illness?
What factors influence healthy eating?
How is stress linked to heart disease?
Why do patients often not take their medication as prescribed?

Our Clinical Psychologists have extensive training and specialized competencies in Health Psychology.